So far, 16 qualify for diplomas

July 22, 2014

Now that exit exams are no longer the law of the land in South Carolina, as many as 16 former Oconee County students are qualifying for high school diplomas. At last night’s meeting of the county school trustees, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland announced, “So we’ve ordered 16 diplomas and at an upcoming board meeting we’ll…

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The next Oconee school building projects

July 22, 2014

Oconee School District officials have identified two companies who graded out the best to provide architect and engineer services for the next building projects within the district. The companies–Jumper Carter Sease of Columbia and McMillan Pazden Smith of Greenville/Spartanburg–are being considered for renovation work at two elementary schools—Ravenel and Fair-Oak. The district’s purchasing coordinator, Wayne…

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New school under budget and on schedule

July 22, 2014

At last night’s meeting of Oconee school trustees, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland announced construction of the new Walhalla High School is coming under the $55 million budget and is likely to be ready on time for the academic year that will begin in August of 2015. Thorsland declined to put an exact dollar figure savings,…

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Ex-police chief sent to prison

July 21, 2014

A former Westminster chief of police has been sent for prison to two years and ordered to pay his ex-employer money that he embezzled.  Scott Bannister this afternoon pleaded guilty in the Oconee General Sessions Court to misconduct in office and embezzlement.  As part of a suspended sentence that could have sent him to prison…

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Meth labs at a Mountain Rest house

July 21, 2014

Multiple charges have been placed against two Westminster area residents after deputies say they found shake and bake meth labs in the yard and inside a Mountain Rest house. An anonymous tip led one of the deputies to an abandoned house near the Cassidy Bridge Road. There, deputies say they arrested Matthew Blake Sosby, 40-year…

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First day on the job for Steve Harris!

July 21, 2014

South Carolina has assigned a new agent-in-charge of its Oconee County office for Probation, Parole and Pardons. Steve Harris of Anderson went on the job today. Harris’s predecessor, Greg Stewart, gave his replacement a tour of the Oconee Courthouse. And Harris got a look the county’s largest courtroom, on the fourth floor of the courthouse.

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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