Police chief requests money for five rifles

As part of his budget request for a new year, the Walhalla police chief is asking for $5,365 for five patrol rifles. Chief Ronald Wilbanks told the mayor and council last week those rifles could be useful in the event of a school shooting or someone barricaded inside a house. There is a Special Weapons and Tactical Team (SWAT) in […]

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Biology exam today on the Clemson campus

More than 600 South Carolina middle and high school students are at Clemson University today to test their knowledge of biology and become acquainted with the university atmosphere. For many students, the Biology Merit Exam serves as a source of inspiration to get involved in science and to pursue college educations. The test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions.

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Father, daughter both named teacher of the year

Amanda Link Harris was recently named Teacher of the Year at Walhalla High School. Her father, Dale Link, was named Teacher of the Year at Tamassee-Salem High School. Both father and daughter are graduates of Southern Wesleyan University. The daughter never considered a career other than teaching. She was born into a family of educators. While she was a student […]

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28-year old man charged in Utica drug case

A man walking across someone else’s backyard in Utica community near Seneca raised the suspicions of an Oconee sheriff’s deputy. The man wound up arrested and charged Wednesday night with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office has identified the arrested man as John Daniel Alexander Price, 28-year old resident of Sirrine Street. Narcotics officers and a cleanup crew arrived after deputies […]

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“It’s an incredible amount of money”

“It’s an incredible amount of money” 0630, Fri., 17 April 2015..lrm For a retail water supplier, such as Pioneer Rural Water District, $16.5 million is a lot of money. Pioneer board member Eddie Grant calls $16.5 million “an incredible amount,” but he believes the water district is making the right move to borrow the sum to finance the construction of […]

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Student’s death top priority for Sheriff’s Office

Oconee sheriff’s officers are indicating there is a balancing act underway to determine what happened to Clemson student Tucker Hipps and to release information to the media and public anxious to know what happened. Captain Greg Reed of the Sheriff’s Office said, “However, finding out what happened to Tucker for his family and preserving the integrity of our investigation has […]

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Youth Theatre to be organized next week

Oconee Community Theatre will turn its attention this summer to a production of The Wizard of Oz and the formation of its first Youth Theatre. To get things started, there will be an organization meeting of interested parents and children. This meeting will be 7 o’clock Tuesday night at the theatre in Utica. Herschel Harper of the board of directors […]

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Plastics firm to locate near I-85 in Anderson

State officials are announcing today that a subsidiary of a German-based company will open a plastics manufacturing operation off I-85 in the Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson County. The first U-S facility for the EuWe (OY-vay) Group plans an $11 million investment and, by full scale production, will offer 49 jobs. Those interested in applying for work should visit the […]

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