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Walhalla Officer of the Year

January 9, 2013

Robert Bennett is Walhalla’s Police Officer of the Year. Chief Ronald Wilbanks made the announcement last night at City Hall. A plaque depicting Bennett’s accomplishment will remain at the police station.  

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OCC 2013 reorganization

January 9, 2013

For the next year, there’ll be no change in Oconee County Council offices and committees. Joel Thrift returns as chairman; Paul Corbeil, as vice-chairman; and Wayne McCall, as chairman pro-tem. At its first meeting of the New Year, the council received a 120-page strategic plan for economic development. The report, by a New Hampshire company,…

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Walhalla leaders react to Seneca request

January 9, 2013

A report by the utilities superintendent, a day after being elected chair of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, was one of the top matters before the mayor and council, at their regular meeting of department committees. Scott Parris wanted to let the elected leaders know that neighboring Seneca seeks additional seats on the JRSA. Utilities…

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Seneca department needs

January 9, 2013

In a meeting unprecedented for Seneca, city department heads, one after the one, stood before the mayor and council and relayed their greatest needs to ensure top quality services to the public for as long as the next 25 years. City Administrator Greg Dietterick orchestrated last night’s meeting at the former Kellett Elementary School, a…

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Water trouble at Timberline Ridge

January 9, 2013

Walhalla’s utilities superintendent received the go-ahead last night to spend up to $2,500 on tests to determine what’s wrong with the water on a dead end street. Two Timberline Ridge residents complained to the mayor and council they’ve been forced to buy bottled water for drinking purposes and have contracted health problems from their shower…

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Crack the books again today

January 9, 2013

Students are back! The spring semester starts today at Clemson University.

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Sinkhole UPDATE

January 8, 2013

After a contractor mobilizes equipment tonight, crews go to work tomorrow to fix a sinkhole in Westminster. City utility crews today worked to isolate the washout that collapsed a small part of the Windsor Street pavement. What caused this? City Administrator David Smith, “I think you can chalk it up to aging infrastructure.”  

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Special night at Walhalla High

January 8, 2013

On the night of January 22 at Walhalla High, the focus will be on the first year of high school. The annual Freshmen Focus Parent Night for rising 9th graders will take place at 6 o’clock, featuring a meal in the cafeteria. Rising freshmen and their parents have the chance to meet administrators, faculty class…

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What’s spent on classroom instruction?

January 8, 2013

From a budget that exceeded $100 million, Oconee public schools spent nearly $61 million on instruction. A breakdown of expenditures from the school district’s FY 2012 audit report shows 54% was spent on face-to-face teaching, which covers the costs of teachers, substitutes, and instructional assistants. During the school year that ended last June, the district…

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How well are the state police doing?

January 8, 2013

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division is scheduled for an on-site assessment of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations,…

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