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Why Berry Nichols opposes Sunday sales?

June 10, 2014

For a Walhalla area man, drinking spirits once overcame him, and he sees the bad for general society that can come of expanding opportunities to imbibe on the first day of the week. And that’s why Berry Nichols opposes the Sunday alcohol sales question that is reserved for this November’s ballot in Oconee County. Nichols…

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Duncan bill passes the House

June 10, 2014

A bill which Congressman Jeff Duncan has aimed at the Department of Homeland Security has made its way through the House of Representatives. It’s the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act Duncan, South Carolina’s 3rd District representative, says it’s an important step toward restoring accountability to the federal department—created after 9-11.

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School District ready for end of exit exam

June 10, 2014

The elimination of the state-required exit exam before a high school senior may graduate will make for new opportunities for affected students to qualify for a diploma. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for the Oconee School District, told trustees last night the district is preparing to process what potentially could be in excess of applications from…

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Trustees clear up student welfare policy

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have taken a first step to tighten the district’s policy on student welfare—as it pertains to how and when child abuse and neglect should be reported to authorities. The trustees last night gave first reading approval to revising the policy by requiring principals and other district employees to make reports to law…

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Schools choose honchos from within

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have signed a deal officially naming Dr. Michael Thorsland as county superintendent of education. They gave their unanimous support to a motion following an executive session last night to award Thorsland a three-year contract at a salary of $135 thousand annually—along with some other benefits such as an annuity and the use…

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Three-vehicle accident near 123-130

June 10, 2014

A three-vehicle accident yesterday near Seneca’s 123-130 intersection sent one driver to the hospital. The police say the accident involved a car and two small trucks.

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Qualifying workers for industry work!

June 9, 2014

For a special presentation this week, Tri-County Technical College representatives are coming to Oconee County to share information about new programs to qualify workers for local industry.  The program are aimed at high school students and adults seeking new careers.  And the public has a cordial invitation to learn all about it.  The presentation will…

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Ervin says he has qualified for ballot

June 9, 2014

Many South Carolina politicians are heavily focused on this month’s primary election.  Not Tom Ervin.  The Greenville lawyer and Anderson radio station owner points to this fall’s General Election.  The Independent Republican candidate’s campaign for Governor announced today that has assured himself a spot on the November ballot by submitting 20, 137 petition signatures of…

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Lines to form for produce coupons

June 9, 2014

For as long as the coupons last, Oconee senior citizens can qualify starting tomorrow for $25 dollars worth of Farmers Market produce coupons. Lines are likely to form early tomorrow morning outside the United Way Office in downtown Seneca. LaShauna Harrison, United Way chief operating officer, says she and her staff can count on an…

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Road pavers return to South Carolina 24

June 9, 2014

The road contractor, Ashmore Brothers, has returned its crews this week to Oconee County’s South Carolina 24 for paving work between highways 11 and 59. Work is scheduled today through Saturday. And motorists should be careful driving through the work zone. Be aware that there are men and equipment at work inside a lane closure,…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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