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For Salem, it may require “back to the drawing board”

May 14, 2015

One of the casualties of last year’s one cent capital project sales referendum defeat was the hope of Salem for money to run a water line along n. highway 11. The Salem Town Council was urged during last week’s public comment session to not give up. One town official says, however, that without the money…

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Graduation speaker offers glimpse of the future

May 14, 2015

The members of Tri-County Technical College’s largest graduating class were told last week that dramatic and accelerated changes in the digital world will be exciting and terrifying and will change how we interact. The speaker was Bernie Anger, general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms. The business unit, part of GE Energy Management, is based in…

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Boaters reminded to always ‘Wear It!’

May 14, 2015

Boating safety advocates this week are reminding everyone always wear a life jacket while recreation boating. It’s a simple life-saving strategy. City of Seneca, with Lake Keowee on its north side, is calling attention to National Safe Boating Week. Mayor Dan Alexander has issued a proclamation that contains some valuable pieces of information now that…

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Rotary scholars take home the money!

May 14, 2015

Two members of this year’s gradating class at Walhalla High School left this week’s Rotary Club meeting with the most money earned for educational achievement. Jennifer Barnett and Chylee Martin qualified as Rotary scholars for all four high school years—meaning Chylee and Jennifer were awarded $200 apiece for making the top five of their class…

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Police to make announcement today

May 14, 2015

The police in Seneca plan an announcement today.  Chief John Covington indicates the announcement will cover the arrests of as many as six people.

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Mayfest a day away!

May 14, 2015

Parts of Walhalla downtown will be transformed tomorrow for the start of the two-day Wahalla Mayfest Art of Living. Vanessa Penton, chamber of commerce executive director, says Mayfest is one of those annual festivals that mean good things for the downtown merchants and the city, in general. And, for Mayfest 2015, there’s something new. It’s…

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Public may speak on new school district budget

May 14, 2015

Everyone has an invitation to Monday’s night regular May meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. It’s budget time for the men and women who make the policy for the county’s public schools, and they want to hear from you. The board has set a public hearing on its 2015-16 spending plan for the…

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Mid-field taxiway proposed at Oconee Airport

May 14, 2015

Oconee County may have found a better way to allow aircraft to exit the runway quicker and easier, but it’s going to be costly. County Council is to consider a recommendation next week to allow a Zebulon, North Carolina contractor to build a new “stub” taxi-way at the Oconee Regional Airport. For labor, materials and…

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Resident judge to sit in home county first time

May 14, 2015

First-year Resident Circuit Judge Scott Sprouse of Walhalla will observe a homecoming of sorts next week when, for the first time, he’ll preside over a court session in his home county of Oconee. Sprouse is to be the jurist for a one-week term of General Sessions Court to open Monday morning at the Oconee County…

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Blood drive today in Walhalla

May 14, 2015

As part of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Week, the annual Schuck Memorial Blood Drive takes place 11 a-m to 7 p-m in the gravel parking lot in the back of the Oconee Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. The Blood Connection conducts the drive each year in honor of the late deputy sheriff Bill Schuck…

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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