Lucas: AG opinion no applicability to OSD

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, said today a legal opinion sent last week for the state Department of Education means no changes for the Oconee School District—when it comes to high school diplomas. Dr. Mick Zais, state superintendent, requested of the Attorney’s General office an opinion on whether school districts may issue their own high school diplomas to […]

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A complaint about the section on complaints

The way the law reads if you spot a zoning violation in Oconee County your complaint can’t be considered unless you live within the zoning district of the subject complaint. “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—thinks that’s just wrong and wants Oconee County to remove Section 38-2.7 from the zoning enabling law which reads: “All complaints of violations shall be submitted in […]

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Food drive benefits Walhalla pantry

Students at Keowee Elementary School collected non-perishable food items for the benefit of the food pantry operated by Walhalla’s St. Luke Methodist Church. Over one month’s time, Keowee’s Service Learning Club collected more than 15-hundred items for a pantry that helps meet the monthly needs of about 250 Walhalla families. The Service Learning Club met in October with St. Luke’s […]

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Oconee’s All-County Band

Thirty-five students at Walhalla Middle School were selected by audition for the school district’s All-County Band Clinic. Six of the Walhalla students placed first in their section. At the clinic, students learned five pieces of music and presented concert on Tuesday evening.

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Stakeholders ink hydro re-licensing deal

After more than 12 thousand hours of meetings and three thousand lunches, the Keowee-Toxaway hydro re-licensing stakeholder team has an agreement which Duke Energy says will mean water and recreation benefits to the region. A signing ceremony yesterday formalized the contract among Duke Energy, community stakeholders and government agencies that outlines enhancements in water resource protection, recreation amenities, land conservation […]

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Two City Hall meetings tonight!

The first meeting of Seneca’s Kellett Property ad hoc committee takes place at 6:30 tonight in the City Hall conference room. The agenda calls for introductions to be made of the 12-member group, along with team purpose, brainstorm options for the property, and setting the next meeting to review options. City leaders and Adams subdivision residents are trying to come […]

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Drug sweep passes halfway mark

By late yesterday afternoon, the Seneca police counted 22 of 41 suspects arrested in their latest sweep of the streets for alleged drug law violators. According to Chief John Covington, those 41 suspects are named in 60 arrest warrants that arise from six months’ investigation by the department’s narcotics unit.  

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Tamassee DAR called an “angel”

Oconee County’s Tamassee DAR School has rated a top ten ranking from the Secretary of State’s Office for organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Each year, Secretary of State Mark Hammond releases a list of scrooges and angels. Making this year’s list of Angels, Tamassee DAR was recognized for applying 81.8% of charitable giving to its program services. […]

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