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Shelter campaign to be announced

February 25, 2013

The capital campaign to raise $990 thousand to meet Safe Harbor’s goal for Oconee County’s first shelter protecting adults and children from domestic abuse will become official this week in Walhalla. At 9:30 Friday morning, Safe Harbor’s capital campaign is to be announced in the second floor training room at the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The…

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Big doings in Six Mile!

February 25, 2013

Open house and dedication of the new fire department in the Pickens County town of Six Mile takes place at 5 p-m tomorrow at 629 Mt. Olivet Road, Six Mile. Everyone is invited!

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What the teachers did on their in-service day

February 25, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, acknowledges the controversy surrounding the switch to a common core of state standards in public education. On his blog Friday, Lucas said, “Much of the controversy has been political, and I was pleased that lots of CEOs from America’s corporations posted an advertisement in support of the transition…

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“The State of Schneider Electric”

February 25, 2013

At Friday’s “State of Oconee”, there were encouraging words about Schneider Electric, one of the county’s mainstays in its manufacturing community. Larry Smith, manager for Schneider’s Oconee County operations, said his company has a large thumbprint in South Carolina and its Seneca area plant earned the highest rating among Schneider’s North America holdings. Smith complimented…

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Car strike light pole

February 25, 2013

A car left 123 just before the noon hour in Seneca yesterday and struck a light pole in the grass median between the railroad overpass and the 130 intersection. No injuries reported, but Sgt. Robbie Johnson of the Seneca police said the impact of the crash snapped the pole at its base. According to Johnson,…

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“The Education of Harvey Gantt”

February 25, 2013

Eighth graders at Clemson’s R-C Edwards Middle School learn about the integration of Clemson University with special screenings this morning of the SC-ETV documentary “The Education of Harvey Gantt.” Documentary producer Betsy Newman and history professor Vernon Burton will speak with the students about the 50th anniversary of integration at the university, and the students…

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When Stan Griffis speaks, Oconee leaders listen

February 22, 2013

A lesson learned for Oconee County’s industrial-seeking efforts can be learned from the man who heads operations for the A-I-D Company, which has moved across the Georgia line to buy and move into the county’s last spec building in the Oconee Commerce Park on highway 11. At the “State of Oconee” meeting, Stan Griffis credited…

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Feeling good about “The State of Oconee”

February 22, 2013

“If you walk away from here today and can only remember one thing, I ask that you to remember this, ‘You are doing the right things. Continue on down the path.’” That’s how Maceo Nance, the last of five speakers, closed the 2013 “State of Oconee” which played to a full cafeteria audience today at…

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Fire confined to bathroom

February 22, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief says the residents of a modular home that caught fire are fortunate. This morning’s fire on the Highlands Highway was confined to a bathroom and traced to a heat lamp, according to Chief Doug Kelly. At the time, no was home. A passerby, bound for Walhalla, discovered the fire and alerted…

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Rain is nemesis to Sheep Farm’s final touches

February 22, 2013

In spite of delays caused by rainfall, the new Sheep Farm Road near Seneca will likely open to the driving public one day next week, according to the DOT resident construction engineer. Because of how rain has interfered with the completion of the project in recent weeks, Ryan Miller is reluctant to predict the exact…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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