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Getting that best financial aid package

February 12, 2013

Tri-County Technical College at Pendleton plays host this month to one of the statewide events for high school seniors and their parents to try to get the best financial aid package for the fall college semester. According to Kevin Woods, Tri-County financial aid counselor, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the…

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Forgery charges land woman in jail

February 12, 2013

Multiple charges of forgery and common law criminal conspiracy have landed a 33-year old Anderson woman in the Oconee County Detention Center. Law enforcement reports identify the woman arrested as Nona Vanessa Rigdon. Oconee Sheriff’s officers turned their attention to Rigdon after receiving reports of a woman cashing bank checks drawn on a restaurant chain’s…

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Let’s talk about…raising taxes!

February 12, 2013

Politically unpopular it may be, but a Walhalla elected official wants to engage the citizenry in the idea of raising taxes—for the good of the city. Councilman/Mayor Pro-tem T-J Bagwell has announced date, time, and location for his public meeting with Walhalla residents to allow him to share his ideas of how raising taxes can…

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Once again, a Monday of threats

February 12, 2013

A second straight Monday of telephoned bomb threats are being investigated by law enforcement in and around Seneca. No explosives were found and no injuries were reported. The Oconee Sheriff’s Department reported threats were received during and after the lunch hour, and investigators responded to gather information. Affected yesterday were Wal-Mart, Oconee Medical Center, BASF…

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Husband-wife succeed in Ripple of One

February 11, 2013

The Oconee County-based program Ripple of One is counting a husband and wife with six children as their latest success story. Neither the husband nor the wife had finished high school and the family’s only income was the SSI check for their disabled son. But the couple, with the help of their Ripple of One…

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Call it a harbinger of spring

February 11, 2013

Spring arrives officially March 20, but a few days before you can count on an appearance of the rare and beautiful flower Oconee Bell. Within the borders of the state’s Devil’s Fork State Park lives a large community of the lovely, reclusive flowering plants. Everyone has a special invitation to have a look at the…

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Eat at school and help Backpack!

February 11, 2013

How do chicken salad sandwich, chips, baked beans, strawberry shortcake and tea sound for lunch? That’s the menu this Friday at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Oconee School District invites Oconee County residents to enjoy lunch there at Blue Ridge or at any other county school, where the menu will be something else, as a…

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Anglers take on Lake Keowee

February 11, 2013

Anglers from four states competed this weekend at South Cove Park on Lake Keowee, in the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, part of the Forrest L. Wood Circuit. Boaters Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls and Adam Rice of Anderson both hauled in a five-fish total of 15 pounds and 12 ounces, earning 250 points and splitting…

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Phone trouble

February 11, 2013

Oconee School District schools and offices are experiencing telephone troubles this morning. They expect to have the phones back working shortly.

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Stressful time at OSD

February 11, 2013

The first part of the calendar year creates stress inside Oconee public school headquarters in Walhalla. The budget process makes it so, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent. At tonight’s board meeting, the administrators will propose a timeline for the process to fund the public schools during the 2013-14 year. In his blog today, Lucas…

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