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Talk taxes tonight

February 25, 2013

A Wahalla leader wants to engage the citizenry tonight in the idea of raising taxes–for the city’s good. Councilman/Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell invites all Walhallans to the activity room of Golden Corner Church, at 325 Kenneth Street, to allow him to share his ideas. Mayor Edwards and the rest of council have chosen to play…

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Handgun safety and proficiency

February 25, 2013

Tri-County Technical College offers a handgun safety and proficiency course this week to allow qualifying participants to apply for a South Carolina concealed weapons permit. The course takes place at 8:30 a-m Saturday at Tech’s Anderson campus, at 511 Michelin Blvd. and will include eight hours of classroom instruction and additional time on the firing…

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Bowers: It requires no more than a simple fix

February 25, 2013

The chairman of Pickens County Republicans thinks he has found an instance of state lawmakers going overboard, trying to apply a simple fix to what’s wrong. It is election reform legislation, particularly taking out a section of 2010 law that caused candidate qualifying disruption last year over the filing of economic interest statements. Instead of…

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Shelter campaign to be announced

February 25, 2013

The capital campaign to raise $990 thousand to meet Safe Harbor’s goal for Oconee County’s first shelter protecting adults and children from domestic abuse will become official this week in Walhalla. At 9:30 Friday morning, Safe Harbor’s capital campaign is to be announced in the second floor training room at the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The…

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Big doings in Six Mile!

February 25, 2013

Open house and dedication of the new fire department in the Pickens County town of Six Mile takes place at 5 p-m tomorrow at 629 Mt. Olivet Road, Six Mile. Everyone is invited!

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What the teachers did on their in-service day

February 25, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, acknowledges the controversy surrounding the switch to a common core of state standards in public education. On his blog Friday, Lucas said, “Much of the controversy has been political, and I was pleased that lots of CEOs from America’s corporations posted an advertisement in support of the transition…

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“The State of Schneider Electric”

February 25, 2013

At Friday’s “State of Oconee”, there were encouraging words about Schneider Electric, one of the county’s mainstays in its manufacturing community. Larry Smith, manager for Schneider’s Oconee County operations, said his company has a large thumbprint in South Carolina and its Seneca area plant earned the highest rating among Schneider’s North America holdings. Smith complimented…

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Car strike light pole

February 25, 2013

A car left 123 just before the noon hour in Seneca yesterday and struck a light pole in the grass median between the railroad overpass and the 130 intersection. No injuries reported, but Sgt. Robbie Johnson of the Seneca police said the impact of the crash snapped the pole at its base. According to Johnson,…

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“The Education of Harvey Gantt”

February 25, 2013

Eighth graders at Clemson’s R-C Edwards Middle School learn about the integration of Clemson University with special screenings this morning of the SC-ETV documentary “The Education of Harvey Gantt.” Documentary producer Betsy Newman and history professor Vernon Burton will speak with the students about the 50th anniversary of integration at the university, and the students…

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When Stan Griffis speaks, Oconee leaders listen

February 22, 2013

A lesson learned for Oconee County’s industrial-seeking efforts can be learned from the man who heads operations for the A-I-D Company, which has moved across the Georgia line to buy and move into the county’s last spec building in the Oconee Commerce Park on highway 11. At the “State of Oconee” meeting, Stan Griffis credited…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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