School Choice applications accepted

In Oconee County, you do not have to attend public schools within your assigned attendance area. The public schools offer School Choice, and requests are being accepted for the school year beginning in August. Completing a form is required. The form may be found on the district website or a paper copy is available at the school office. Highlights of […]

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Exposing person to HIV alleged in man’s arrest

A man who lives near Walhalla has been arrested and charged with exposing another person to HIV—the virus that attacks a person’s immune system. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest last night of Tyler McKenzie Orr, 24-year old Fairfield Road resident, on warrants charging exposing a person to the HIV virus. Arrest affidavits, signed by investigator Gentry Hawk, allege […]

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A “draft” strategy for Oconee Airport

Only a handful of weeks on the job, Oconee’s new airport director has prepared a strategic plan for the facility. Sam Carver handed out copies of his plan, in draft form, last night to the members of the county aeronautics commission. It touches on the strengths and weaknesses of the airport near Clemson and its 5,000-foot runway. Among the strengths: […]

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George Will to speak at Clemson

Nationally syndicated columnist George Will visits Clemson University next week as the featured speaker for the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism’s biannual John W. Pope Lecture. He will speak about “America’s Great Debate: James Madison vs. Woodrow Wilson” in a free public event at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, February 26 in Tillman Hall auditorium. Will is best known for […]

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Start of Bassmaster Classic delayed

All activities at the Green Pond Event facility as part of this weekend’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell are being delayed until after daylight today—including the launch which now has been moved back to about 8:30 this morning. Tournament officials announced the decision yesterday, in consultation with Anderson County public safety officials concerned that the extreme temperatures may make […]

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Westminster’s power supplier raises rates

The board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, at its meeting yesterday in Greer, voted to raise by 4% the rate it charges for wholesale electric service. Affected is Westminster, one of the member cities of PMPA. Westminster had one vote in the action, cast by Jeff Lord, city administrator. Lord said, “I did vote for it. Not only […]

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PMPA approves rate increase to member cities

The board of directors at Piedmont Municipal Power Agency in Greer today raised the rates it charges for wholesale electric service. The 4% increase, effective May 1, will apply to PMPA’s 10-member cities that rely on the consortium for their power supply. Westminster is one of those member cities. Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board of directors, said, “Over the […]

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