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Lowering budget at mid-stream

February 7, 2013

Acting at the direction of Oconee school trustees, the district administration proposes to cut nearly $900 thousand in salaries from the current year. The proposal is to be made during Monday’s school board meeting by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations. Thorsland explains it’s being accomplished by further analyzing what is projected to be…

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WMS students selected for band honors

February 7, 2013
WMS students selected for band honors

Two students at Walhalla Middle School have been selected to attend next month’s All-State Band Clinic at Greenville’s Furman University. Jillian McNalley (1st chair alternate) and Jesus Miranda (8th alternate) for All-State Band will attend the March 8-10 clinic as the only Oconee students selected. Jillian and Jesus and six other Walhalla Middle band members…

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Latest from the lake basin

February 7, 2013

Nature was kind to Lake Hartwell in the first month of 2013. The sub-basin received above-average rainfall, a total of nearly eight and three-quarter inches.According to the Corps of Engineers, that’s the most rain for January in the sub-basin in 15 years. Lake Hartwell’s average January rainfall is 5.3o inches. Most of the recent rains…

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Black History Month events

February 7, 2013

A Seneca event to mark Black History Month takes place under a tent today on the grounds of the Lunney and Strickland museums. All available seats are said to have been reserved for the luncheon that features historian Rebekah Dobrasko as speaker. Tonight SC-ETV tells the story of Harvey Gantt and his struggle to desegregate…

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For the 10th time, shorten the session

February 7, 2013

A constitutional amendment to shorten the annual South Carolina legislative session passed overwhelmingly in Columbia, with Oconee’s two House members voting with the majority. Representatives Bill Whitmire of District One and Bill Sandifer of District Two cast their votes with the yea side, as the measure passed 91-9, well exceeding the required two-third majority. According…

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County leaders to retreat for planning

February 7, 2013

The leaders of Oconee and Pickens counties will engage in separate sessions to plan for the future. The Oconee County Council strategic planning retreat begins at 9 this morning at the county administrative offices, with an audit presentation by Scott Moulder, the county administrator. Moulder will also review 2012 and make a report to the…

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OC gets outside help to stop phoned threats

February 6, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the type of telephone bomb threats that plague Seneca and surrounding area this week is the kind of threats familiar to law enforcement, and he says local and area investigators are enlisting outside help to find the perpetrator. Crenshaw today said both the state police and the FBI are helping…

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Childress to serve OC Planning

February 6, 2013

A manufacturing company engineer will serve Oconee County as a new member of the county planning commission. County Council last night approved the appointment of William “Bud” Childress to represent District Four. Childress was nominated by District Four councilman and council chair Joel Thrift, who said Childress, employed by Schneider Electric, is interested in giving…

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Carson to address organic growing meet

February 6, 2013

Westminster resident Gaylene Carson will speak to the State Organic Growing Conference March 2 near Columbia. Her topic will be, “Diversyfying Your Farm Products.” Carson and her son, Billy, have diversified their farm products to include grass fed goat meat, cage-free eggs, honey, culinary herbs, plants, red wigglers, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Tech students fare well

February 6, 2013

Tri-County Tech students placed first in two categories during the S.C. Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition. Ten, two and four-year colleges competed last weekend at Tech’s Easley campus. Representing Tri-County were Matt Duncan, a university transfer student from Clemson; Manuel Manley, an information technology major from Pendleton; and Sohang Patel, a pre-pharmacy…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
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