Everyone invited for business forum

A Clemson University official speaks this week during the May business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Everyone has an invitation to hear Dr. Kris Frady, assistant director of the Clemson Center for Workforce Development. Frady will give an overview of Clemson’s Workforce Development and how it is furthering economic development pursuits in South Carolina. The forum takes place at […]

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Fire Marshal visit delayed by one day

An inspection of the new Oconee Jail by the South Carolina State Fire Marshal has been delayed one day—until today. He was supposed to have checked on things yesterday, but Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the contractor did not realize that yesterday was Confederate Memorial Day, a state holiday.

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Field trip to the nation’s capital

The new principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary, Bobby Norizsan, is pleased that school fundraisers raised enough money that the field trip cost next week to Washington will cost a student less than $100 dollars. Norizsan was congratulated last night by Oconee trustees when he announced the cost to a student will be $75 for the trip to the nation’s capital.

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The bills are “dwindling down”

After looking at the latest financial report, the Walhalla area trustee asked whether the Oconee School District was near the end of having to pay for the new, $54 million Walhalla High. In response to Rosemary Bailes’ question, assistant superintendent Steve Hanvey said there’s a list of three things that, as he put it, “will cost a little more.” One […]

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Occupancy permit for new Walhalla High

Full-fledged tours of the new Walhalla High School hinge on the school district receiving a temporary occupancy permit. And one school district administrator admitted during last night’s trustees meeting that until the permit is received, the district will be unable to schedule an official open house to show off the new high school to the community. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent […]

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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

The occupants of a burning home in the vicinity of Coneross Creek Road are reported to have escaped this morning without injury. This morning’s fire occurred on Webb Heights Circle inside the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department district. From around 12:30 this morning, the fire kept numerous Oconee fire stations busy for about two and a half hours. The cause of […]

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Seneca senior is arts scholar

One of Seneca High’s top students is the recipient of this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts. Bethany Williams receives a scholarship in the amount of $1 thousand a year for the next four years.  Twenty years ago, one year after Brown’s death, while county superintendent, private interests set up the scholarship for a senior who plans to […]

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Protecting children with asthma

At least one of every ten children in the U-S get the chronic illness asthma. Asthma attacks occur when the breathing tubes to the airways get irritated and plug up so it is hard to breathe. South Carolina Asthma Alliance has started a program to protect children. Mike Bowman, pediatric pulmonologist at the Medical University Hospital of South Carolina, recommends […]

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West Union leaders to hear about YoGo Express

At their regular meeting tomorrow, West Union leaders will hear about the plans for a new Main Street restaurant.  Scott Shaffer will address the town council during the public session of the meeting that is to start at 6 o’clock at Town Hall.  Shaffer and his wife, Patty, are the new co-owners of the former Dairy Queen.  They intend to […]

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Second special meeting to take up proposed agreement

Oconee County Council members gather in special session tomorrow to consider what the county attorney has to say about a proposal that would end a lawsuit aimed at recovering back taxes allegedly owed by the owners of a plane that was kept at the county airport. County Attorney Tom Martin during last Friday’s special meeting asked for until the close […]

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