Tennessee Avian flu otbreak creates South Carolina concern

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was confirmed Saturday in a commercial flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  Dr. Boyd Parr, the South Carolina state veterinarian, urges all sectors of the South Carolina poultry industry to intensify bio-security efforts.  The Tennessee case is the first confirmed case influenza of that type in commercial poultry in the United States in 2017, and was confirmed by […]

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Student teacher lost all possesions in home fire

A student teacher at Seneca’s Northside Elementary School, Danny Hall (right), was forced recently to re-build his life when a home fire destroyed his possessions.  Seneca teachers and staff came thru, however, with donations of clothing, gift cards, teaching supplies, among other items.  They did it under the aegis OneSeneca–a collaboration that works together for the betterment of Seneca education. […]

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Daylight Savings Time returns

Spring forward time arrives this weekend when clocks are turned forward one hour.  The official return to Daylight Savings Time will be 2 o’clock Sunday morning, March 12, which means that sunrise and sunset will arrive one hour later on the 12th than the day before.  The immediate benefit will be more light in evening time.  The immediate disadvantage is, […]

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Serious Walhalla traffic accident

A Friday morning traffic accident in downtown Walhalla left one driver injured and the police reaching for their citation book.  The police say the driver of a mini-van was ticketed for disregarding a traffic signal at Main and Spring streets.  The police say the driver also required a trip to the hospital.  It was an accident that wound up involving […]

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Walhalla event promotes better understanding of Latino community

Teachers and staff of Walhalla area public schools took part in a professional development event aimed at engaging the parents of Latino students.  The event, which included a breakfast, was sponsored by the School Improvement Council at Walhalla High School.  The turnout numbered 250 principals, teachers, and support staff.  They heard remarks from assistant professor Myriam Torres, the director of […]

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Graham concerned about Trump accusation

At the outset of his Clemson Town Hall meeting, Senator Graham is expressing concern about President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration tapped the phones of the Trump campaign in 2016 and vowed there will be an FBI investigation and congressional hearings.  Graham, who quarreled openly with Trump during the campaign season, says, for the most part, he agrees with […]

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Graham Town Hall meeting crowd enters arena

Within 30 minutes the Lindsey Graham Town Hall meeting is scheduled to start at Clemson University.  As many as 100 people had lined up to enter the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts as early as 9:15 this morning.  They appear to be a crowd of mostly 50 year olds and above.  Apparently the organizers are quite interested in gauging […]

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Tigers to receive the key to Pickens County

Pickens County Council will honor the Clemson football Tigers by presenting the Key to the County during a ceremony Monday that will not be open to the public.  According to Pickens County Council, Monday’s ceremony in Clemson will be private–at the request of the university. The Key to Pickens County will recognize the tigers for their 2016 championship season and […]

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Staffing Oconee County museums

  The Oconee Heritage Center at Walhalla received a boost with a vote yesterday by the county’s A-TAX Commission.  The commissioners voted to recommend $40 thousand dollars worth of accommodations tax revenue to pay the costs of hiring staff to man the county museums in both Walhalla and Westminster.  Right now, according to Leslie White, heritage center director, those museums […]

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Lindsey Graham Town Hall meeting

Clemson University doors open at 9:45 tomorrow morning for the Senator Lindsey Graham town hall meeting.  The meeting will take place at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the start time is 10:30.  Parking at the Brooks Center is free.  The primary parking area is located adjacent to the building.  Seating is first-come, first-served.  According to Graham’s office, signs […]

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