Walhalla cheerleaders practice for competition

The cheerleaders at Walhalla High cheer for their school’s athletic teams.  But the cheerleaders could use some cheer themselves.  Since March they have been practicing two to three days a week for national competition.  Their coaches, Tracy Ray and Trina Chambers, have led the girls thru cheers, stunt groups, and music to prepare them for the competition.

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Ruby Sheriff

Westminster – Ruby Raffaldt Sheriff, 87, widow of the late Ralph Edward Sheriff, 2851 Toccoa Hwy, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 prior to the service.  Burial will follow in […]

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Greenville state lawmakers see Phillips’ removal differently

  Garry Smith and Bruce Bannister are part of the Greenville County state legislative delegation, but they disagree about the future that Greenville Health System is taking.  GHS is the parent body of the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Bannister, a state representative, describes Rick Phillips a victim of politics when it came to the decision against re-naming the Oconee businessman to […]

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Rain helps relieve Pinnacle Mountain fire

The Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens County, South Carolina and Transylvania County, North Carolina received more than an inch of rain overnight, providing much-needed relief for the drought -stricken area, for firefighters and for the blaze itself. Crews are not being dispatched to the lines this morning out of concern for safety; wet roads, slick terrain and soaked ground will […]

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For now, no expression that teachers want to be armed

A popular school resource officer at Seneca, Charles Mulwee, is getting a new assignment.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for Oconee School District Operations, announced this morning that as part of the county’s stepped up safety officer coverage of the public schools, Mulwee will now be in charge of the elementary schools in the Walhalla area.  Hanvey also said that, in […]

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Staggered school starts to be revisited

The staggered class start times introduced this month by the superintendent of education will be re-visited when the Oconee trustees hold their January meeting, according to administrator Steve Hanvey.  The assistant superintendent for operations told reporters that staggered starts have their advantages, including shorter bus rides.  About 35% of Oconee public schools ride the buses.  The plan, suggested by Superintendent […]

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Bull elk tranquilized and moved again!

  The bulk elk that roamed upstate South Carolina, the first sighting of its kind in a couple hundred of years, was seen yesterday at the Keowee Key Golf Course.  And, according to the SC DNR, the elk was tranquilized and moved to a remote spot in the South Carolina mountains.  Walhalla area residents say the same elk was also […]

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Kome: two sold financial years since hospital merger

  Oconee Memorial has filled more patient rooms, its doctors have undertaken more surgeries, and its emergency department has treated more patients in year number two of the hospital’s absorption into the Greenville Health System.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, highlighted a year report during a meeting last night of the Oconee Medical Holdings Board.  […]

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Was Delegation vote procedurally correct?

Danny Penton and Corinne Cannon are back in the fold of the Oconee Medical Holdings Board of Directors.  Penton and Cannon were re-appointed by their board colleagues last night to their second, four-year terms as policymakers to manage the Oconee Memorial properties that Greenville Health System operates by lease.  Meantime, according to a 101.7/WGOG NEWS health care source, there has […]

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Rain expected to provide “some (wildfire) relief”

The first measurable rain in weeks fell during the night, and those at fire incident command in Pickens County believe rain forecast for both today and tomorrow should bring some relief to the drought-stricken area of the Pinnacle Mountain fire.  Efforts yesterday were aided by higher relative humidity.  Fire fighters burned a section just north of the Table Rock reservoir […]

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