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Field trip to the nation’s capital

May 12, 2015

The new principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary, Bobby Norizsan, is pleased that school fundraisers raised enough money that the field trip cost next week to Washington will cost a student less than $100 dollars. Norizsan was congratulated last night by Oconee trustees when he announced the cost to a student will be $75 for the trip…

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The bills are “dwindling down”

May 12, 2015

After looking at the latest financial report, the Walhalla area trustee asked whether the Oconee School District was near the end of having to pay for the new, $54 million Walhalla High. In response to Rosemary Bailes’ question, assistant superintendent Steve Hanvey said there’s a list of three things that, as he put it, “will…

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Occupancy permit for new Walhalla High

May 12, 2015

Full-fledged tours of the new Walhalla High School hinge on the school district receiving a temporary occupancy permit. And one school district administrator admitted during last night’s trustees meeting that until the permit is received, the district will be unable to schedule an official open house to show off the new high school to the…

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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

May 12, 2015

The occupants of a burning home in the vicinity of Coneross Creek Road are reported to have escaped this morning without injury. This morning’s fire occurred on Webb Heights Circle inside the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department district. From around 12:30 this morning, the fire kept numerous Oconee fire stations busy for about two and a…

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Seneca senior is arts scholar

May 11, 2015

One of Seneca High’s top students is the recipient of this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts. Bethany Williams receives a scholarship in the amount of $1 thousand a year for the next four years.  Twenty years ago, one year after Brown’s death, while county superintendent, private interests set up the scholarship for…

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Protecting children with asthma

May 11, 2015

At least one of every ten children in the U-S get the chronic illness asthma. Asthma attacks occur when the breathing tubes to the airways get irritated and plug up so it is hard to breathe. South Carolina Asthma Alliance has started a program to protect children. Mike Bowman, pediatric pulmonologist at the Medical University…

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West Union leaders to hear about YoGo Express

May 11, 2015

At their regular meeting tomorrow, West Union leaders will hear about the plans for a new Main Street restaurant.  Scott Shaffer will address the town council during the public session of the meeting that is to start at 6 o’clock at Town Hall.  Shaffer and his wife, Patty, are the new co-owners of the former…

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Second special meeting to take up proposed agreement

May 11, 2015

Oconee County Council members gather in special session tomorrow to consider what the county attorney has to say about a proposal that would end a lawsuit aimed at recovering back taxes allegedly owed by the owners of a plane that was kept at the county airport. County Attorney Tom Martin during last Friday’s special meeting…

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Volvo Cars selected Charleston area for U-S plant

May 11, 2015

Volvo Car Corporation has selected Berkeley County for its first manufacturing plant in the Western hemisphere. An announcement this morning by state officials says, at first, Volvo will aim to produce about 100 thousand cars a year. At a location in northwestern Berkeley County, the plant is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over 10…

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Dentist lawsuit against hospital

May 11, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County dentist against the local hospital and two of its officials. At the heart of the suit is a dental clinic that the hospital created in 2013 to serve indigent patients. The plaintiff dentist, Dr. Robert Strum, served as clinic director until, according to the claim filed…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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