Renovations and additons to start at Ravenel

Major work, to the tune of possibly as much as $7 million, is about to get started at Oconee County’s Ravenel Elementary School near Clemson. Although a lot of the renovations and additions are to be accomplished once school lets out in early June, there will be times when contractors will be on the job while students are in the […]

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Prepping for the school distrrict’s next budget

On schedule last night, Oconee school trustees received some of the numbers they’ll consider for the district’s new budget, for the year beginning July 1. At their meeting next week, the trustees are scheduled to give first reading to the spending plan. According to Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, administrators are working to try to deliver a balanced budget, […]

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Economist to speak on Streetscape

  Those attending this year’s membership and awards dinner for the Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce will hear the views of an economist on what the prospects for streetscape and revitalization mean for a community. Dr. Bruce Yandle of Clemson will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, April 30 dinner meeting at the Depot. The dinner will start at 6:30. […]

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Rotary gets ready for Mayberry Days

Westminster Rotarians are getting ready for the crowds that will make their way into their city at the end of the month. The annual “Mayberry Comes to Westminster” will be April 30-May 2. At their meeting tomorrow, Rotarians will hear about this year’s event from organizer Tom Rusk. On Saturday, April 25 Rotarians will organize a community cleanup to prepare. […]

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Tech requests $45 thousand increase in budget

For its operating budget for the next government year, Tri-County Technical College is asking Oconee County to raise its share by $45 thousand and that is to reflect the cost of arming Tech’s security guards with weapons. Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, said today the decision that the college must arm its security guards is simply a reflection of the […]

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Tech proposes new student center

Tri-County Technical College seeks funding to build a new student center on its Pendleton campus. It’s a project that would address overcrowding on its main campus that, college officials say, inhibits students from finding quiet time and space to study. Part of the backdrop, as explained today to Oconee County Council members, is the maintenance costs for campus buildings which […]

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Store worker charged with taking lottery tickets

Law enforcement authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 24-year old Walhalla man as part of an investigation of stolen lottery tickets in Seneca. Municipal Judge Danny Singleton issued warrants charging Darius Alexander Priester with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and a violation of the statute covering intent to defraud and counterfeit game tickets. According to Singleton, the case […]

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Pickup strikes building and parked car

  Around 1:30 Saturday morning, a pickup truck crashed through a building wall in downtown Seneca. The police believe the driver then backed up, proceeded one block and hit a parked car. Later Saturday the police filed multiple charges against a 27-year old man while men worked to stabilize the damage at E. Main and N. Depot streets. Police and jail […]

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Walhalla student wins first-ever pageant

A sophomore at Walhalla High won a first-ever pageant Saturday in her home town. Emily Dover was crowned Miss Oconee Belle at the Civic Auditorium. Eleven other young ladies competed for the crown. Another Walhalla sophomore, Grace Crowl, accumulated the most “like” votes on Facebook to win Most Photogenic. Miss Oconee Belle Emily Dover can be seen April 25 at […]

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