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Tech makes “flatline” budget request

March 28, 2013

Students are enrolling at Tri-County Technical College in fewer numbers than they were at the height of the last recession, but the college president says there’s still the need for students to take the kinds of courses that impart skills to make things. Those comments during a luncheon today preceded the official presentation of Tri-County…

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Body discovery UPDATE

March 28, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says preliminary investigation shows a body found this morning near Seneca matches the physical description of a person reported missing yesterday. A hunter this morning found the body on what was described as a logging road near Friendship Road, not far from that community’s volunteer fire station. Highway troopers investigated a…

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Greg Dietterick to receive assistant

March 28, 2013

Seneca’s top man in charge is to receive an assistant. At a special meeting this week, the city council approved the diversion of salary for a vacated utilities’ position to create the job of administrative assistant for City Administrator Greg Dietterick. According to Joel Seavey, Seneca clerk-treasurer, a job description for the new position has…

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Oconeean to be arraigned

March 28, 2013

A magistrate is scheduled to convene a court arraignment at Greenville this morning for a 33-year old Oconeean charged with a federal firearms offense. In the proceeding, according to a court officer, Shannon David Powers of Alexander Road, Seneca, is to be read the formal charge and asked to state a plea. Authorities say in…

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Walhalla High leading the way

March 28, 2013
Walhalla High leading the way

For a second time, Walhalla High School has completed a national certification process to validate its program Project Lead the Way. The curriculum allows students to apply what they learn in math and science to real-life engineering and technology projects. Brett Stephenson, Walhalla teacher, said, “The beauty of PLTW courses is that our kids get…

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Tree down on Mountain Rest

March 28, 2013

A tree has fallen this morning on the two lane Mountain Road. A caller and Oconee County Dispatch say the fallen tree blocks one lane, not far from the S.C. 183/Westminster Highway crossing.

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Explaining basin priorities

March 28, 2013

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to lower levels in Lake Hartwell, one audience member at this week’s Sanctuary Pointe information meeting wondered how the developers can pull off their ambitious project. The Savannah District Commander, Col. Jeff Hall, issued a further explanation this week about the process to balance the basin in a…

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Front porch may remain if….

March 28, 2013
Front porch may remain if….

The Aguilar family of Walhalla may keep their recently added porch at 10 Ballenger Street, provided they move the front steps to the side. A second and final vote by the city Board of Zoning Appeals yesterday requires Ana Aguilar to seek a builder’s permit for the work. She and her family were before the…

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Zoning variance sought tonight

March 28, 2013

At Walhalla tonight, Masstar Signs requests a variance to the Oconee County sign rules. A public hearing by the county Board of Zoning Appeals begins at 6 at Pine Street.

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Cobb Road Bridge future

March 28, 2013

Oconee County takes comment tonight on what to do about the Cobb Road Bridge near Westminster. The bridge crosses the Chauga River. The county Roads and Bridges staff will accept public comment about the project from 6 to 7 tonight at Holly Springs Fire Station, the Long Creek Highway.

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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