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Judge decides authority exceeded

February 18, 2015

A federal judge has decided the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority with an executive order on immigration, and now immigrants have had to cancel their plans to apply for work permits. The President believes he’ll prevail on appeal, but Jeff Duncan, the South Carolina Third District Congressman, applauds the court ruling. In…

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Get help with the financial aid application process

February 18, 2015

April 1 is Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege’s deadline to apply for the best financial aid package for the 2015 fall semester.  And this Saturday the college hosts College Goal SC to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The application is the first step to receiving federal aid and is required…

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Scott offers constituent services

February 18, 2015

At two locations tomorrow in Oconee County, the office of U-S Senator Tim Scott will offer constituent services. If you need help with federal issues, you are invited to meet with representatives of Scott’s staff at the main branch of the Oconee Library in Walhalla, at 501 S. Broad Street in Walhalla, from 12 to…

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Luncheon tickets still available

February 18, 2015

The Oconee chambers of commerce invite everyone to enjoy lunch and hear about the strides made toward creating a business and industry-friendly environment. This year’s State of Oconee Luncheon takes place at 11:30 Friday morning at Seneca High School, and tickets are still available at $25 dollars each. This year’s speakers are Greer Mayor Rick…

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Power crews worked thru the night

February 18, 2015

For many, this is a get-back-to-normal day. But not for the public schools. For a second full day, Oconee public schools are closed. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, the culprits include a black ice advisory in place until 11 this morning. By late yesterday afternoon, Thorsland said, there was still no power at the…

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Do you feel the warm-up?

February 17, 2015

At miday, the South Carolina DOT reported a temperature range in Oconee and the rest of the Upstate of between 32 and 36 degrees.  And above all, according to the DOT:  “Precipitation has ended.”  But icy patches on some roads that have yet to dry may make travel hazardous.  Be careful!

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Oconee opens “warming shelter”

February 17, 2015

Oconee County has opened a “warming shelter” for those who need a warm-up.  The shelter is located inside the Walhalla Rescue Squad building at 314 S. Church Street in Walhalla and is open until 7 tonight.

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No power? No problem for School Board

February 17, 2015

A little thing like no electricity did not stop the Oconee School Board from conducting some important financial business. The trustees convened a meeting in the lobby of their headquarters in Walhalla—-a meeting illuminated by natural light through the windows from the outdoors. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, wanted the meeting to finish paying off…

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Mid-day outage report from Blue Ridge Electric

February 17, 2015

By 11:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted 8,542 customers without service in Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, and Greenville counties. Oconee Blue Ridge customers without power numbered 2,860. There were 3,649 outages in Pickens County. The outages include six backbone feeder lines. Three circuits out in Oconee serve parts of the Newry and Westminster areas.…

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Tomorrow’s school decision unlikely for several hours

February 17, 2015

A decision whether Oconee public schools will be delayed or closed tomorrow (Wednesday) won’t be made until at least after 5 p-m today—or, perhaps, not until early tomorrow morning. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the plan is for personnel “to ride the roads) between 4 and 5 this afternoon and again early tomorrow morning.

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Calendar

  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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