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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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Feeling good about “The State of Oconee”

February 22, 2013

“If you walk away from here today and can only remember one thing, I ask that you to remember this, ‘You are doing the right things. Continue on down the path.’” That’s how Maceo Nance, the last of five speakers, closed the 2013 “State of Oconee” which played to a full cafeteria audience today at…

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Fire confined to bathroom

February 22, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief says the residents of a modular home that caught fire are fortunate. This morning’s fire on the Highlands Highway was confined to a bathroom and traced to a heat lamp, according to Chief Doug Kelly. At the time, no was home. A passerby, bound for Walhalla, discovered the fire and alerted…

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Rain is nemesis to Sheep Farm’s final touches

February 22, 2013

In spite of delays caused by rainfall, the new Sheep Farm Road near Seneca will likely open to the driving public one day next week, according to the DOT resident construction engineer. Because of how rain has interfered with the completion of the project in recent weeks, Ryan Miller is reluctant to predict the exact…

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New “blood” needed”, Honea and Heller believe

February 22, 2013

Fair Play’s Ryan Honea says, for him, two years as chairman of the Oconee Planning Commission is satisfactory—-and he will not offer for a new term next week when the commissioners elect new officers. The agenda for Monday’s 6 o’clock meeting at the County Administrative Complex in Walhalla calls for the election of a chairman…

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Home fire near Walhalla

February 22, 2013

Fire fighters are at the scene of what appears to be a modular-home fire near Walhalla, on S.C. 28 about one-half mile north of Playground Road. From the highway, smoke could be seen seeping through the top of the structure.

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Car accident near Walhalla

February 22, 2013

One person required an ambulance ride to the hospital this morning, from a car accident near Walhalla, at Coffee and Zion roads. Walhalla fire Department personnel were among the responders to the accident at 4:50 a-m.

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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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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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