Next library “a technology and growth center”

Seneca’s eventual replacement library, in the view of County Council Chairman Paul Cain, likely shouldn’t be called a library at all.  Rather, he suggests, a technology and growth center.  Cain, Seneca’s representative to the county governing authority, envisions something quite unlike a traditional library.  He foresees the need for a place for people to come to take advantage of learning […]

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Timetable for the Bountyland fire station

  Members of Oconee County Council were told last night that the current hope is to start construction of a Bountyland fire substation in six months.  That substation, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, would be built on an alternate piece of property.  Moulder told the council’s real estate committee that a parcel of property adjoining the Quick Jobs Center […]

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Gauging interest in the former Oakway school

Before Oconee County would acquire the former Oakway school, a council committee would like to see firm commitments from those interested in using parts of the building and the grounds.  There has been a variety of interest already expressed but, so far, County Administator Scott Moulder said he has received no specific requests.  Moulder last night gave members of the […]

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Admimnistrator urges county leaders to think years ahead

Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, urged council members last night to adopt a capital improvement project plan that stretches seven to ten years in the future.  Members of the council’s budget committee were of a mind last night to consider a few projects for which it would be worthwhile to pursue.  They included a countywide mandated re-cycling program, sewer for […]

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Candidate leaves the race

A candidate for a seat on the Keowee Fire Commission has withdrawn his candidacy. According to an announcement from the Oconee elections office, Steve MacLeod pulled out of the race yesterday.  His withdrawal leaves four men running for two seats:  Don Chamberlain, Leo Primeau, Bill Griffiths, and Mark Flavin.  The deadline to file for those who live inside the Keowee […]

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New candidate emerges for school trustee seat

A new candidate joined the filed this afternoon for one of the available seats on the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  According to the district office. Patrick Maxwell James is running for the Seat Four.  With the deadline looming Thursday, James’s entry puts him in competition with the incumbent in the race, Denise McCormick.

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Kirby Ryan Lance

Walhalla, SC— Kirby Ryan Lance, 59, husband of Nancy Delores Todd Lance, of 701 Tyre B Mauldin Street, Walhalla, passed away, August 8, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016, prior to the […]

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Bullying behavior a perplexing problem

As a new school years begins, educators and parents are turning to the perplexing problem of bullying.  The perception of the problem has changed from being a normal part of growing up to a pressing social and public health issue.  According to Clemson professor Sue Limber, bullying is not on the rise–numbers suggest it is decreasing in some areas–but the […]

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