Technology upgrade for Oconee high schools

Oconee school trustees made quick work of their agenda so that they were able to watch all of the national championship game.  The highlight of their meeting was saved for the end when Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, announced a technology upgrade to allow all high school students to have their own computer device for both classroom work and […]

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Clemson National Champions

A last second Watson to Renfroe touchdown gave Clemson the national football championship, 35-31.  The Tigers were forced to come from behind to defeat Alabama. Last year Bama won the championship by beating Clemson by five points.  This time Clemson wins the championship by four.

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Arrest made in theft of pop up camper

A 32-year old Seneca man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office on the charge of grand larceny of a pop up camper parked in front of a home in the Utica Community near Seneca.  The camper, valued at $8 thousand, was reported missing by the owner two nights before Christmas.  Law enforcement records show the arrest of Richard […]

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Two senators’ friendly wager on THE GAME

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have afriendly wager on the College Playoff National Championship between the Clemson University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. If Crimson Tide wins, Senator Scott will deliver Cromer’s Peanuts to Shelby’s office. If the Tigers win, Senator Shelby will provide Preister’s Pecans to Scott’s office. Senators Scott and Shelby […]

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Medical cannibis bill to be introduced

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation Tuesday in the South Carolina General Assembly. At 10:30 a.m., several of the legislators will join patients and advocates in the First Floor Lobby of the State House for a news conference to discuss the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, to will allow patients suffering from debilitating medical […]

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DOT to display I-85 corridor plan

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled two public information meetings concerning the development of an Interstate 85 Corridor Management Plan. Two segments of I-85 will be considered totaling approximately 23 miles – from US 29 (Exit 34) in Anderson County to US 25 (Exit 44) in Greenville County and from SC 129 (Exit 68) to just beyond […]

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By Florida standards, it’s cold!

The sun is shining today in Tampa, Florida—the setting for tonight’s championship game.  The Tigers and the Tide will get it on tonight in an open-air stadium, where the temperature is forecast to drop to 39 degrees.  Today’s Tampa high is forecast at 67, which is cold by Florida standards.  At 10 this morning, the Tampa thermometer read 47 degrees; […]

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4K (Pre-K) screening schedule

  The School District of Oconee County will hold 4K (Pre-K) screenings on April 27, 28, and 29 and May 1 and 2, 2017. Appointments to schedule screenings can be obtained beginning February 1, 2017 by going online at www.oconee.k12.sc.us or by calling 864-886-4503. The location for all screenings will be Oconee Academy, 177 Razorback Lane, Walhalla, SC 29691. Parents […]

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Heater motor fire

Walhalla Fire Department responded to a heater motor fire last night that smoked up a home on Letson Circle.  During the weekend of winter’s first storm, Walhalla fire fighters handled eight calls—mostly downed trees and power lines.

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