Clemson summer graduate numbers exceed 900

As the music played, it took quite a while for 900 Clemson graduates to walk in and take their seats at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  At the outset of his final remarks to this class of Clemson graduates, President James Clements asked the graduates to remember mom and dad who, for the most part, made their college education possible. […]

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Your learning has just begun, Booth tells graduates

At Tri-County Tech’s summer graduation, President Ronnie Booth told the 279 graduates, “No matter what degree you have earned, your learning – whether informal or formal – must never cease. Your learning has only begun.” Booth imparted five lessons he said are important in life’s journey. They include: Never stop learning. No one owes you a living Life is not […]

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Ceiling tiles replaced at Walhalla Library


Walhalla Library was closed Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 2016 to allow the staff of the Facilities Maintenance Department of Oconee County to replace ceiling tiles in the dropped ceiling areas throughout the library.  The library reopened to the public at 9:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 5. The Westminster Library and the Seneca Library are also scheduled to […]

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Stabbing at a home near the Chauga River Bridge

David Leeland Tanner

A 32-year old Oconeean was denied bond and remained yesterday in the county jail—the result of a stabbing at a home near Westminster.  The Sheriff’s Office reported one person stabbed—in the arm and in the torso—was sent for treatment at a Greenville hospital.  The Sheriff’s Office identified the man arrested as David Leeland Tanner (left) and the charges against Tanner […]

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Back-to-school bash Tuesday

A back to school bash for students and their families in the Walhalla attendance area takes place next week on Main Street near the green space.  Organized by the chamber of commerce in partnership with the Oconee School District, the event will run 6 to 8 o’clock Tuesday evening under the theme of the spirit of unity.  The 2016-17 year […]

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Potential federal money for Rosa Clark clinic

An application to a division within the U-S Health and Human Services Administration could mean federal funds for Oconee’s only free medical clinic.  Vickie Thompson, executive director of the Rosa Clark clinic in Seneca, says a federally qualified designation from “HRSA”—Health Resources and Service Administration—could mean $850 thousand dollars to a clinic which has relied on pharmaceutical donations and volunteer […]

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Duncan disputes Obama’s explanation

Jeff Duncan, the Third District congressman, doesn’t accept President Obama’s explanation that a payment of $400 million dollars to Iran was a settlement of  a dispute over a failed military equipment deal that dates back prior to the Islamic revolution in that mideast country.  Republican Duncan issued a statement that reads in part, “I want to know who in Congress […]

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It’s a South Carolina sales tax holiday weekend!

Many back-to-school items are available at your favorite stores as South Carolina stages its annual sales tax holiday weekend.  Thru Sunday, specific items are exempt from the South Carolina sales tax and applicable local sales taxes.  Some of those items are paper, notebooks, pens and pencils, book bags, computers, clothing, shoes, bed linen and bath towels.

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