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Saturday’s event to be the first of two

March 23, 2015

  This Saturday’s event to recognize Oconee County’s Vietnam-era veterans will be the first of two over the next three years. Organizers are hoping the 2 o’clock ceremony at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center will attract hundreds who served during the war years 1965 to 1975. A special, 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative flag will be…

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Meetings tonight!

March 23, 2015

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Oconee Public Library Board takes place at 5:30 this evening in the meeting room at the Walhalla Main Library. The meeting is open to the public, and public comment is welcomed at the start. A meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission takes place at 6 tonight in Council Chambers…

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Special event for high school students

March 21, 2015

High school juniors and seniors can learn how Tri-County Technical College can help them get started to a career during an event next month on the Pendleton campus. An event, 4 to 6 o’clock the evening of Saturday, April 4, will include a barbecue dinner, Country Music Television giveaways and drawings for an iPad. Students…

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If industry came calling today….

March 21, 2015

If an industry looking to make a move today called Oconee County and asked about the availability of a building, would the county be able to accommodate? It’s an issue that members of the board of Oconee Economic Alliance batted around Friday during a board meeting in Westminster. Russell Johnson, project manager for the alliance,…

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Hazing at Walhalla High

March 21, 2015

Incidents of hazing involving members of the Walhalla High boys’ varsity soccer team have led to what the county superintendent says are the suspensions of five players  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says the suspensions have resulted from an investigation begun Tuesday when one of the victims contacted school authorities.  Specific details of what happened weren’t…

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Stolen iPads returned

March 20, 2015

Ten iPads in transit to Oconee schools were stolen last summer at the Atlanta airport, but a district official learned this afternoon those iPads have been returned, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the Homelad Security says arrests have made been made, but the investigation continues.  The 10 returned…

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Large blood clot led to student’s death

March 20, 2015

An autopsy today disclosed a large blood clot that blocked arteries leading to the lungs as the cause of yesterday’s sudden death of a West-Oak student. Coroner Karl Addis said the clot caused Sierra Simms’ death, and he has ruled the death as a natural death.

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Making your voice heard!

March 20, 2015

Long Creek Community Club is asking the public to weigh-in on the future of the club and, specifically, what it should try to accomplish. One idea is to enhance the grounds with a multi-use park. You are invited to respond to a survey. One way to do that is thru the internet by going to…

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Tucker Hipps reward up to at least $22 thousand

March 20, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oconee announce today that an anonymous reward of $20 thousand is posted for information that helps solve the death investigation of Clemson student Tucker Hipps. The $20 thousand an addition to $2 thousand that Crime Stoppers offers and any reward money generated through a Clemson student who started…

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It’s “Project Skill”, not “Project Ticker”

March 20, 2015

Our earlier story about the project to acquire a campus of Tri-County Tech for Oconee, the Economic Alliance office code-name for the project was incorrect. We reported it was “Project Ticker.” In fact, it is “Project Skill.” Director Richard Blackwell’s report for this month says this about Project Skill: “Continuing to work on this ‘educational’…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 2, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
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