42 days and counting!

After a week of Spring Break, Oconee public school students are back in their classrooms. Make no doubt about it, however, it’s likely the students have begun to think about another break in the school year:  summer recess.  The summer break starts in 42 more school days. Who’s counting?Well, it’s not just students.  We know of one administrator who is […]

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Clemson Ridge acquired by New Jersey outfit

Lexerd Capital Management, a New Jersey-based sponsor of private equity funds, announces the acquisition of Clemson Ridge.  Near Seneca, Clemson Ridge consists of a 120-unit garden style community of 10, three-story apartment buildings.  Currently, Clemson Ridge is managed by First Communities Management.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Albert Lord III, Lexerd CEO, said, “We are very excited to […]

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Streetscape “meeting of the minds”

Danny Hutchinson, whose company is the general contractor for Walhalla Streetscape, pronounced the project today in its final stages.  Hutchinson and others, however, met on Main Street to go over changes that Mayor Edwards says still remain.  They include changes in some of the Main Street striping and to the corner turns at some of the intersections.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“This was a good treaty”

  An observance takes place Saturday in Walhalla to recognize a 200-year old treaty between the U-S and the Cherokee Indians.  Luther Lyle, director and curator for the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina, brought a copy of the treaty to 101.7/WGOG today and called it a treaty that the Cherokees actually liked because it required the government to […]

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Election Day tomorrow in West Union

  Voters choose a mayor and a town council tomorrow in West Union.  Voting at the town Fire Department off highway 11 will run 7 a-m to 7 p-m.  Linda Oliver seeks re-election as mayor and is alone on the ballot.  All four council seats are up for grabs, but there are only three ballot candidates:  Bethany Peay, David Scealf, […]

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Zoning change sought to allow new Seneca homes

  Nearly 20 acres in Seneca, some of which fronts Lake Keowee, is the subject of a request for a zoning change.  The property address is N. Debra Street and Inlet Drive, but city planner Jason Streetman says some of it is lakefront.  An application from a Greenville County company to change the zoning from planned unit development to residential-6 […]

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“Five years after Fukushima”

  The public has an invitation to the Duke World of Energy next month to hear an up-to-date report of how the electric utility has responded to enhancing safety in the event that what happened a few years ago in Japan repeats itself in Oconee County.  A tsunami and earthquake struck Japan’s Fukushima Diachi nuclear plants.  While a tsunami seems […]

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High School students to attend Imagine TCTC

  High school students are invited to experience  STEM-related opportunities at Tri-County Technical College.  This Saturday the college is preparing for about 200 high school students for Imagine TCTC, a Campus Visit Experience. “It’s a chance for us to showcase Tri-County and how we support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related experiences in both our technical and transfer programs,” said […]

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“FERC” gives the nod to Keowee-Toxaway

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has reviewed the application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project and has prepared a final environmental assessment.  According to Nathaniel Davis, deputy secretary for “FERC”, the staff analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project “concludes that relicensing the project, with appropriate environmental measures, would not constitute a major federal action […]

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Doris Lanford Brock

  Walhalla, SC—Doris Kathryn Lanford Brock, 88, wife of the late John Robert Brock, Sr., of 207 South Lovingood Avenue, Walhalla, SC, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 4, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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