Graduation speaker offers glimpse of the future

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 Charlottesville, Virginia. On May 8 […]

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Boaters reminded to always ‘Wear It!’

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 the 2015 recreation season is […]

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Rotary scholars take home the money!

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 each year. Not far behind […]

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Mayfest a day away!

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 a display of classic cars […]

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Public may speak on new school district budget

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 top of Monday night’s agenda. […]

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Mid-field taxiway proposed at Oconee Airport

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 equipment, Rifenburg Construction is to […]

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Resident judge to sit in home county first time

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 Courthouse. For Sprouse, the office […]

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Blood drive today in Walhalla

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 and will give T-shirts to […]

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The Masons are selling tomato plants!

The Walhalla Masonic Lodge will have hundreds of inexpensive large and flowering plants at its annual yard sale Saturday morning on the lot behind the Walhalla Post Office. Starting at 7 Saturday morning, the Masons will sell hot peppers, cilantro, marigolds and seven varieties of tomato plants ready for the garden.

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