Walhalla and Salem parades rescheduled

In anticipation of more rain, Walhalla has called off tomorrow’s Christmas Parade. Chamber officials tell us a new date for the parade will announced soon. The Luminary Tour of Churches tomorrow will go on as scheduled.  Inclement weather is also the reason that Salem has moved its parade to 3 p-m, Sunday, December 15.  Salem’s lineup of units will assemble […]

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Blood Connection gets a new leader

The board of trustees for the Blood Connection has named a new president/CEO. Delisa English succeeds Greg Hart beginning January 5. English has a background in the business. She serves as the CEO of the Carolinas Blood region with the American National Red Cross. The Blood Connection is the largest, independently managed non-profit community blood center in the region. It […]

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OSD catching up to dangers to athletes

After Monday, Oconee School District will likely have on paper a policy dealing with injuries to athletes caused by a bump or a blow to the head. At their meeting, the county trustees will take up a policy on concussions and student athletes. “Over the summer the state legislature passed a law that regulates public school districts had to pass […]

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Phase Three “Operation Infinity”

The war on drugs in Oconee County has picked up with phase three of the Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity.” County officers are getting help from the police in four of the municipalities to roundup 22 individuals. By yesterday afternoon, 10 of the 22 had been served with warrants. Officers had only to go a short distance to find three of […]

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Itron is Tech’s Philanthropist of the Year

The Tri-County Technical College Foundation has named Itron Incorporated the 2013 recipient of its Philanthropist of the Year award. The global technology company for the utility industry operates a plant at West Union. The award is the Tech foundation’s highest and most prestigious and is reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations and others who’ve made significant financial contributions to […]

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CU student arrested

Campus police at Clemson say a student broke a sink and caused minor flooding in a residence hall. And that student, Paul O’Donnell Jr. of Wayne, New Jersey has been charged with causing malicious injury to real property and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The police went to Donaldson Hall at 3:18 this morning because water, leaking from a third-floor sink, damaged […]

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Prisoner charged with assaulting fellow inmate

Walhalla Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks has announced an Oconee jail inmate has been charged with attempted murder in the assault this week of a second inmate. Wilbanks says a warrant signed by police officer Paul Harris and issued by Judge Scott Sprouse was served on Millard Jerome Strickland Jr. today at the detention center in Walhalla. The prisoner, who suffered […]

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Oconee to be served by nurse-family partners

Oconee County will become the 20th South Carolina county to be served by a nurse family partnership. The announcement came during a news conference today at the United Way in Seneca and was made by Marie Dunnam, executive director of Oconee First Steps. The partnership will send specially-trained nurses into the homes of pregnant women whose infants are considered at-risk. […]

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Part of Seneca road blocked

Part of Seneca’s Radio Station Road was closed today after two utility poles broke and the lines fell onto a semi-truck about to make a delivery to the business Print It.  This morning’s accident forced Seneca’s WSNW off the air.  The radio station hopes to be back broadcasting this afternoon.

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