Admimnistrator urges county leaders to think years ahead

Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, urged council members last night to adopt a capital improvement project plan that stretches seven to ten years in the future.  Members of the council’s budget committee were of a mind last night to consider a few projects for which it would be worthwhile to pursue.  They included a countywide mandated re-cycling program, sewer for […]

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Candidate leaves the race

A candidate for a seat on the Keowee Fire Commission has withdrawn his candidacy. According to an announcement from the Oconee elections office, Steve MacLeod pulled out of the race yesterday.  His withdrawal leaves four men running for two seats:  Don Chamberlain, Leo Primeau, Bill Griffiths, and Mark Flavin.  The deadline to file for those who live inside the Keowee […]

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New candidate emerges for school trustee seat

A new candidate joined the filed this afternoon for one of the available seats on the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  According to the district office. Patrick Maxwell James is running for the Seat Four.  With the deadline looming Thursday, James’s entry puts him in competition with the incumbent in the race, Denise McCormick. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Bullying behavior a perplexing problem

As a new school years begins, educators and parents are turning to the perplexing problem of bullying.  The perception of the problem has changed from being a normal part of growing up to a pressing social and public health issue.  According to Clemson professor Sue Limber, bullying is not on the rise–numbers suggest it is decreasing in some areas–but the […]

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Competition for fire commission

There’s competition this year for seats on the policy-making board for the Keowee Fire Department at Keowee Key.  Until Thursday, the office of Oconee Registration and Elections is receiving candidates for two seats on the commission.  So far, seeking election are five men:  Don Chamberlain, Leo Primeau, Steve MacLeod, Mark Flavin, and Bill Griffiths. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Candidate field unchanged, deadline nears

Unless someone else comes forward, two Oconee school trustees will go into the November election unopposed on the ballot.  The qualifying deadline to run for three available seats on the board will expire at noon Thursday at the offices of the county district.  So far, incumbents Denise McCormick in District Four and Buddy Herring in District Five face no opposition.  […]

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Northeast Georgia homicide investigation

The body of what authorities are saying is a homicide victim has been taken from Lavonia, Georgia to the state police lab for an autopsy and positive identification.  Meantime, the authorities are not releasing the name of the victim–awaiting a positive identification and the notification of family members.  The investigation started yesterday when the Lavonia police were asked to make […]

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Walhalla teacher to lead state association

Walhalla High teacher Josh McCall has been named president-elect of the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators.  An agri-science teacher and FFA advisor for 16 years, McCall was elected to the post during a recent association conference in Rock Hill.  Under his leadership, the Walhalla FFA chapter was awarded a gold emblem by the state FFA association and has competed […]

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