Did apathy help doom the 1-cent vote?

If you saw leaders of Oconee Public Library leave Election Central Tuesday night, you saw their walk was a little slower than usual. And, perhaps, that can be traced to shock and disappointment over the failure of the 1-cent capital project referendum. “We were disappointed, but we were pleased that 9,000 out of the 20,000 or so folks who cam […]

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Double duty this month for Walhalla voters

Walhalla voters are being asked to return to the polls for a second time this month to fill a vacancy on their city council. A special election to decide who replaces the late Kathy Rogers takes place 7 a-m to 7 p-m Tuesday, November 18 and voting will take place at the Fire Department. The chamber of commerce has arranged […]

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

A fire early this morning near Westminster destroyed a mobile home. Westminster and as many as four other fire departments responded to a call shortly before 2 o’clock on Morningside Drive, near the Dr. John’s Road. Although no one was hurt, the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross transported one individual from the fire scene.  Lt. Michael Smith of […]

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From Oregon to Walhalla!

Oconee Public Library has announced Emily Embry the new branch manager of the Walhalla Library.  Embry is making a cross-country move, from the Crater LakeNational Park in Oregon, where she worked as librarian in the Crater Lake Science and LearningCenter.  Embry is not a complete newcomer to South Carolina life.  She spent part of her middle and high school years […]

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Lake Hartwell overcomes dry season

October marked the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin and, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, the dry season was reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at two of the sub-basins. But Lake Hartwell was an exception. A welcome relief of rain fell during a substantial one-day occurrence, pushing October rainfall totals above the monthly average. […]

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Grant money coming Westminster way

Westminster has been selected for grant money to pay for one of 20 water projects in 16 counties across the state. Approval was announced today of $242,766 for a water line upgrade. The grant money is awarded by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority. Funds for approved projects will help to address old and severely deteriorated utility lines, expand the […]

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The analysts spring into action!

In the aftermath of an election in which one party decimates the hopes of another, what’s next? Well, if you are inside a Clemson University studio, it’s time to sit down to attempt to sort out the landscape. That’s what engaged political scientists Dave Woodard and Bruce Ransom today in the broadcast studios at the Madren Conference Center. They started […]

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