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Schools recognized for achievement

March 25, 2013

The SC Department of Education announces the recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for the current school year. More than 650 schools and career centers, including 12 Oconee schools, were recognized for general performance, closing the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories. The following Oconee schools received gold awards for general performance:…

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“Hot” breaker box

March 25, 2013

Fire fighters discovered smoke and a hot breaker box during a call yesterday afternoon to an apartment project near Seneca. The power company was called to Keowee Cove Apartments around 2:45 p-m.

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Mobilizing to combat hunger and homelessness

March 25, 2013

A class at Clemson University that focuses on advocacy raises awareness about the rate of hunger and homelessness in Pickens County. To that end, a canned food drive and T-shirt sale for Clemson Community Care takes place Sunday, April 14 and Thursday, April 18 at Wal-Mart in Central. Class member Elizabeth Ward says, “All monetary…

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“We’re stuck!”

March 23, 2013

When it comes to when or whether a new Seneca library will ever be built, don’t expect much to come from Monday night’s meeting of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees.  Chairman Danny Day said tis week, “We’re stuck.”

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BASF’s Scribner recognized

March 23, 2013

The South Carolina Department of Commerce has begun Industry Appreciation Week with a ceremony recognizing statewide “Ambassadors for Economic Development.” The event highlights 47 individuals from 46 counties for exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina. Oconee County’s ambassador this year is Frank Lansom-Scribner of BASF Catalysts.  

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Guard against being victim!

March 23, 2013

Banker Darlene Greene speaks to Monday’s Walhalla Rotary Club on how to better protect yourself against identity theft.

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Six Mile to honor Medal of Honor winners

March 22, 2013

Pickens County is known as a place with more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any other county in the country. The Town of Six Mile is making plans to honor its county’s four recipients during this year’s Memorial Day celebration. The event will take place 10 o’clock Monday morning, May 27 at Six…

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Back on the docket in position #1

March 22, 2013

The lawsuit for a man who claims that, while serving as an Oconee prisoner, he was beaten by a fellow inmate has been returned to the docket of county’s Common Pleas Court—-and is set number one for trial the week of April 1-5. It’s the case of Rickie Joe Moore against Oconee Detention Center and…

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Hydrant flushing

March 22, 2013

Walhalla has chosen the first full month of spring to undertake hydrant flushing within its water system. Hydrants are to be flushed starting Monday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 30. The water will be safe to drink, according to City Hall. For a short time, however, before doing laundry, it’s good advice to check your…

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PRWD eyes Rural Development loan/grant

March 22, 2013

After a public hearing this week, Pioneer Rural Water District of Oconee-Anderson is moving forward with a combination grant-loan application to one of the country’s largest federal agencies. Within the utilities programs in the Rural Development part of the U-S Department of Agriculture, the rural two-county water retailer pins its hopes for a loan of…

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Calendar

  • 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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