Marilyn Blackwell

Westminster – Marilyn Lyle Blackwell, 50, widow of the late Wallace Blackwell, 303 Dewey Street, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A memorial service will be held 3 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made C/O […]

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Part of Main Street to be closed during Mayfest

Blue-colored handicap parking spots are being added to Walhalla’s Main Street Streetscape, and Friday and Saturday are the days for the city’s first outdoor festival using the new Main Street downtown.  City officials say the south side of Main Street, from College to Spring, will be closed beginning at 8:30 tomorrow morning and continuing until 7 o’clock Saturday night.  Tomorrow […]

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The Masons will sell heirloom tomato varieties

In a yard sale Saturday morning, the Walhalla Masonic Lodge will sell tomato and flower plants, including 20 heirloom tomato varieties.  The tomato plants are usually one dollar each and they are described as well-rooted and ready for the ground.  The yard sale takes place behind the Walhalla Post Office and will start at 7 o’clock Saturday morning.  The sale […]

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Trustees poised for additions to conduct policy

At their May meeting, Oconee school trustees are poised to consider additions to the district’s code of conduct.  On Monday’s agenda are the following additions for the board’s consideration:  “In-school suspensions may not be appealed” and “A principal has the right to place a student on a behavior contract at any time.”  The district forbids the possession of prohibited weapons […]

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Former Oconee worker gets a new home

After 15 years as the administrator in Hart County, County, Georgia, Jon Caime is on to new opportunities in his home state of South Carolina. Caime will be taking a new position as County Administrator for Laurens County, SC.  Caime, who lives in Seneca and worked as an engineer for Oconee County government, said he plans to move to Laurens […]

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NEXT’s Greenberg issues statement

Here is part of response made yesterday by Joe Greenberg of the NEXT School:  “We are pleased to learn and get confirmation that any students opting to enroll at The NEXT School and currently participating in a program at the Career Center will not have any restrictions in their efforts to complete their designated program. We are very pleased with […]

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Charter students and the Hamilton Career Center

In a communication yesterday, the superintendent of the Oconee School District sought to clarify the future relationship between the district’s career center and the planned charter school to open in Salem.  Dr. Michael Thorsland’s announcement brought a response from a representative of the NEXT High School.  “Since funding follows the student,” Thorsland said, “the funding allocated to attend NEXT is […]

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Walhalla Elementary students to present “Aladdin Jr.”

  Sixty Walhalla Elementary School third, fourth, and fifth grade students will take the stage at Walhalla Middle School auditorium Sunday and Monday,  May 15-16 to present Musical Theater International’s version of “Aladdin Jr.”  The cast auditioned in October and have been working diligently all year with weekly after-school rehearsals in order to present a full-fledged musical theater experience. Tickets […]

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Jannette Lee

Mountain Rest, SC— Jannette Lee, 69, common-law-wife of Daniel Owens, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. The family is at […]

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