Artists invite to decorate Seneca building

Seneca Water Plant has invited local and area artists to draw on their imagination and creativity as to how a bare wall inside the plant building at Normandy Shores can be brightened and reflect area history.  Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, said a meeting recently took place at which artist members of the Blue Ridge Arts Council were invited to come […]

Read more

A second State Municipal award for Seneca

The rebuilt Seneca Water Plant is an award-winner in the eyes of a set of judges representing the South Carolina Municipal Association.  Utilities Director Bob Faires and Water Plant Superintendent Steve Fletcher returned from their Columbia trip this week with word that their city’s $10 million dollar project to rebuild and modernize the treatment plant  won an award competition involving […]

Read more

Red, white and blue honor cords at graduation

With their cap and gown, some members of Oconee’s class of graduating seniors this year will wear patriotic red, white, and blue honor cords.  Oconee public schools have received confirmation that the state is establishing – and paying for – red, white, and blue honor cords to wear at graduation for those students who are enlisting in the military. So […]

Read more

Former Oconeean excels in teaching field

Former Oconeean Ola Whitney Martin was the Teacher of the Month during February at North Augusta High School in Aiken County.  Martin won the Heisman award at West-Oak High School, and is a former teacher at Seneca High School.  She’s the daughter of attorney Robert K. Whitney and the former Oconee school trustee Barbara Whitney. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

Read more

Today’s work schedule for Streetscape

Asphalt, temporary striping, cleanup, and sign work make up the schedule today for Walhalla Streetscape.  While the paint dries, Main Street parking between Ann and Catherine will be off limits.  Motorists are requested to pay attention to workers in the street and the traffic pattern changes. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

Read more

Daniel students inspired by water quality project

Dozens of Daniel High School students were inspired by the Clemson University project “What’s in Our Waters”.  The students last month presented posters for display at Clemson’s Watt Family Innovation Center.  Those posters reflect the students’ research into the water quality of Indian Creek in the Clemson Experimental Forest.  Two groups of students won awards.  Riley Owens, Kaitlin Bryant, and […]

Read more

In the upper echelon of years served

An announcement is imminent that the long-serving Oconee County coroner, Karl Addis, will once again seek his party’s nomination to run for re-election in November.  Look for Addis, a Republican, to declare this month for his party’s June primary election.  It appears that should Oconee voters send Addis back for a new four-year term as county coroner, the Walhallan will […]

Read more

False report leads to student’s arrest

  A 20-year old Clemson student from Columbia has been arrested by university police on the charge of filing a false report of a felony.  The police say the arrest of Abbriyanna Ra-Beth Dutil took place Tuesday after she reported someone was sending her threatening emails.  The police say their investigation showed the emails came from an account Dutil created […]

Read more

Arson case at Clemson University

Campus police at Clemson arrested three students yesterday and charged them with arson of a futon that was set afire outside two residence halls.  The university announcement states Matthew Griffin Skinner, 19, of Fairfax, Virginia; Patrick James Gilligan, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ryan Davis McCarter, 19, of Clover were charged with the felony offense of third degree arson.  The […]

Read more

Extra security in place at West-Oak Middle

To ensure the safety of staff and students, extra security is in place today at the West-Oak Middle School.  Oconee public schools report at the end of the school day yesterday, two students said they saw another student with a weapon.  Law enforcement began to investigate.  The student was identified and located, but no weapon found.  The following automatic call […]

Read more
1 44 45 46 47 48 938