2013 SAT scores

September 26, 2013

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are out for South Carolina high school graduating seniors. They are slightly higher than before. Oconee School District reports its seniors mirrored that trend. The district improved its statewide ranking, from 19 in 2012 to 14 in 2013. Oconee seniors’ scores in reading and writing improved. Math scores were slightly…

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Learn about the new health exchange

September 26, 2013

South Carolina’s leaders rejected a state-facilitated health insurance exchange for their constituents. But that doesn’t mean that a South Carolinian, without insurance, can’t sign up for a federal subsidy to help pay their premium once Obamacare takes effect. Oconee Medical Center is partnering with other health care providers to promote a pair of meetings for…

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Duncan back in D.C. to combat Obamacare

September 26, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan, having returned to Washington, told reporters he favors continued funding of government programs, so long as that means no Obamacare. Duncan explained that his support of House action reflects feedback he and his office are getting from across the Third District from those who oppose the changes that the Affordable Care Act…

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“Shake and bake” meth lab found at Salem

September 25, 2013

A call by Oconee deputies to a domestic dispute in Salem resulted in drug charges against a man and a woman. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 24-year old Russell Howard Rogers was charged with possession and manufacturing methamphetamines. A second person of the same Russell Drive address, 64-year old Dorothy Louise Moody, was charged with…

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Walhalla to get new city councilman perhaps soon!

September 25, 2013

Walhalla will get a new city councilman, apparently even before the November election. Danny Woodward is the only ballot candidate to fill an unexpired term and, according to an Oconee election worker, faces no declared write-in opposition from anyone who had a two-week period from the closing of filing to emerge. So, it means Woodward’s…

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Tax bills to hit the mail

September 25, 2013

The U-S mail next week can expect to process as many as 74,000 Oconee County tax bills that’ll make their way from Columbia to county property owners. Those bills, printed for Oconee County by Lazer Print Plus in the Capital City, are a reminder of season’s change as much as they are a reminder of…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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