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Lucas retires, so does his blog

May 1, 2014

It’s Mike Lucas’s last day at the helm of Oconee public schools. His retirement also means an end to his week day blogs that contained comments and musings about public education in the 21st century.  

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More than just an office for the Coroner

May 1, 2014

The project that will move Karl Addis from Walhalla to Seneca is taking on more than building new headquarters for the man who tends to Oconee County’s dead. The new building envisioned on the grounds of Oconee Medical Center, besides housing a coroner’s office and a morgue, will double as a substation for the Oconee…

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“Trending positive,” says Blackwell

May 1, 2014

Richard Blackwell, Oconee’s lead economic development recruiter, likes where things appear to be headed. Yesterday he said that things are “tending positive”—meaning that he expects an economic development announcement for Oconee County in May to be followed by a second one in June.

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Duncan co-sponsored bill advances

May 1, 2014

A bill, co-sponsored by South Carolina 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan, is moving forward. The Committee on Homeland Security yesterday passed H.R. 4228—a bill that requires Homeland Security to improve discipline, accountability and transparency in its purchasing actions. Duncan, Republican from Laurens, serves as chairman of the Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee.

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Off-site location for today’s Rotary meeting

May 1, 2014

Seneca Rotarians move their meeting today to the spacious meeting facility of the St. Mark United Methodist Church for the purpose of honoring this year’s Rotary scholars. The club will recognize 2014 scholars in the sixth through the 12th grades of the city and area schools.

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Arts scholarship to Walhalla senior

April 30, 2014
Arts scholarship to Walhalla senior

A student at Walhalla High School, Jesus Miranda, was named recipient today of this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts. Six other Oconee students auditioned. For Jesus, the scholarship is worth $4 thousand. He plans to attend Furman University this fall. The award is given annually to Oconee seniors who plan to enter…

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Voters urged to sign up for June 10 primaries

April 30, 2014

If you are a South Carolinian eligible to vote and have yet to register, you are urged to prepare for the state’s primaries on June 10. State and local voter registration and elections officials will spend the month of May drawing attention to the effort to increase registration and to educate voters on candidates. Governor…

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Hall of Famers Bill and Phyllis Thraves

April 30, 2014

Jewelry store owners in Seneca—Bill and Phylllis Thraves—are the recipients of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award for 2014. That award will be presented at Spotlight Oconee, the chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner. The Thraves have been dedicated and generous community leaders, ever since opening W-W Thraves Jewelers in 1977. The…

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Prater succeeds in basic and advanced training

April 30, 2014

Army Pvt. Amanda Prater has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Her training included basic and advanced, along with instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, map reading, tactics, and military courtesy, among other subjects. Prater is the daughter of Rhonda Giese of Seneca and Marvin Prater of Westminster. She’s…

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User fees to remain unchanged

April 30, 2014

For a third year, the charge that Oconee’s three largest municipalities pay for sewer treatment will remain steady. City officials in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster are being told today that the total treatment charge for 2014-15 will amount to $2.8 million. Though that figure doesn’t change, what does change is the percentage each of the…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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