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Tech to train baby boomers for new careers

February 22, 2013

Displaced workers 50 years old and above have a chance to gain new skills—the result of a $15 thousand grant awarded to Tri-County Technical College. Tri-County was the only South Carolina technical college chosen in the latest round of grants for the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program. The program is a national effort to train…

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Adult crowd today in school cafeteria

February 22, 2013

Oconee’s public school students are free of the books and classrooms today, as today is set as an in-service day for teachers across the school district. At 11:30 this morning, the cafeteria at West-Oak Middle School will host the annual chambers-of-commerce “State of Oconee”, an event full of speeches about how well the county is…

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Home fire inside Oakway fire district

February 22, 2013

Fire broke out in a home inside the Oakway fire district, on the Return Church Road. The alarm for last night’s fire was sounded at 10:30. No one reported injured. Fire fighters remained on the scene for a little more than one hour.

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J-ROTC keeps Gold Star rank

February 22, 2013

As result of its annual formal inspection, the cadets of Walhalla High School’s Junior ROTC keep their Gold Star Rank, with an overall score of 97.5. The Walhalla cadets enjoy the highest possible rating—-Honor Unit with Distinction. After a briefing by the staff, Cadet Batallion Commander Brandy Turpin led the inspectors to the gym where…

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WCA in need of roof work

February 21, 2013

Walhalla Civic Auditorium hopes an Oconee County Accommodations Tax grant is the answer to its roof problems. The roofs over the stage, the auditorium, and the Green Room are all in need, according to Bill Chiusano, auditorium business manager. WCA today formally requested of the A-TAX board $30 thousand. The A-TAX board will vote next…

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Seneca Middle’s top “inventors”

February 21, 2013

Seneca Middle School has judged its top student “inventors” and will send the three to the Duke Energy Invention Convention. Sixth grade science teachers Deb Burton and Teresa Stills named Rollins Baird and his Dryer Lint Fire Starter as first place winner; Holliday Thomas and her Magnetic Stuffed Animal Board number two; and Jenna Wilson…

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Good and bad news about the drought

February 21, 2013

The government reports that in the Lake Hartwell sub-basin during January, the second highest amount of rainfall of any January since the Army Corps of Engineers started tracking it in 1948 — 8.65.” Creeks and streams continue to send inflows into the reservoir, making good news for Lake Hartwell users. Though the rains continue to…

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Countywide farmers market to open

February 21, 2013

The South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair announces that locally-grown, seasonal produce, meats, products and crafts will be available countywide this spring at an Oconee Farmers Market. To be located at 178 Hayfield Road, Westminster off highway 123 near the 11 intersection, the farmers market will operate 8 a-m to noon Saturday, May 4 through Saturday,…

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Service restored UPDATE

February 21, 2013

Just like the old saying that it’s nice to have a man around the house, it’s nice to be reunited with land line phone service, email, and access to the internet. All were lost for about six hours this morning when, according to Oconee County’s communications officer, Capt. Travis Tilson. “The specifics are not available,…

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Former criminal defendant files suit

February 21, 2013

A Lexington County resident found not guilty of murder in Oconee County has filed a lawsuit against the Oconee Sheriff’s Department and a detective, alleging the only evidence that linked him to the murder of a Seneca taxi cab driver was an un-confirmed and un-investigated statement that proved to be false. The lawsuit names Lloyd…

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