Summer meal program fed hundreds of children

For the first time, the Oconee County Public Library joined with the School District of Oconee County’s Food Services department to feed kids for free. Three county library branches served free summer meals to hundreds of children.  The meals were provided by the School District of Oconee County’s food services department and were served on weekdays from June 7th – July 29th, except for […]

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NEXT School names founding faculty

NEXT School Eagle Ridge announces its founding faculty and leadership team for the start of its first year August 15.  Named principal for the new kind of public school is Joe Greenberg.  He is joined by Sharon Hall, Chameka Duncan, Liz Kuemmerer, Nicole Cartee, and Sena Shirley.  They are joined by the following ten-member faculty:  Daniel Barrier, Shaun McCallum, Chris […]

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Carter starts to grasp Westminster challenges

Someone asked Chris Carter yesterday if , after three weeks on the job, had he solved all of Westminster’s problems. The new city administrator replied he hasn’t been there long enough to even know all the problems.  But he is getting an idea.  And he mentioned a couple of the challenges when he spoke yesterday to the Rotary Club.  One […]

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Daily Walhalla Pool swims to end August 14

The public swim season in Walhalla will end Sunday, August 14–the day before schools open.  Jennifer Crawford, chairwoman of the city recreation committee, says there have been noticeable drop-offs in the numbers of swimmers once schools are back in session. Although daily swimming will end for the season August 14, the pool will remain open for lap swimming and aerobic […]

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New crosswalk envisioned for Walhalla side street

A new crosswalk for Walhalla’s S. Catherine Street may come at the cost of eliminating an existing one a short distance away.  The mayor and council members grappled last evening with how to make pedestrian-friendlier the two-way block of S. Catherine between Main and S. Broad streets.  The city’s elected leaders want to make safer crossing S. Catherine from the […]

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Home fire near the Highlands Highway

Sirens blasted thru the early evening hours in Walhalla for a home fire a short distance from the city limit.  Rural Fire reports fire fighters were called at the 5 o’clock hour to a home on Breezy Hill Drive near SC 28/the Highlands Highway.  No one reported hurt.  They remained at the fire scene nearly six hours and were called […]

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Roy Pitts

  Anderson, SC— Roy Pitts, 82, formerly of K Street, Anderson, SC, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Seneca Residential Care. A private burial will be held at Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.    

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The NEXT ready for the 15th

“We’ll be there…with bells on!”  That’s how the public relations person for the new school in Salem responded today to whether the charter school will open its doors, as scheduled, on Monday, August 15.  Liz Kuemmerer also says there will be orientation sessions Friday and Saturday, and it’s a chance for parents to meet the teachers at the first-year school.

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Superintendent Spearman to speak in Westminster

The state’s education superintendent, Molly Spearman, will keynote this year’s Rotary Apple Festival luncheon in Westminster.  Rotarian Sam Dickson made the announcement today during a club meeting.  This year’s luncheon takes place Friday, September 9.  Tickets have yet to be printed because organizers have not yet decided how food costs will reflect on the price of this year’s luncheon.  

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