Tax-free weekend underway!

August 2, 2013

If you’re wondering what’s so special about this weekend, the first weeked in August, well, in South Carolina this is tax-free weekend. It means that the purchases of those back-to-school supplies, clothes, household items and computer is made somewhat less painful by the state’s waiving of the sales tax—between now and midnight Sunday.

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Picnic lunch to be spread at 1 tomorrow

August 2, 2013

An organization that works to save mountain heritage calls attention to the picnic tomorrow to celebrate the effort that saved Stumphouse Mountain in Oconee County from development. According to Naturaland Trust, a developer wanted to carve up Stumphouse. But today 500 acres there are protected by a conservation easement, 500 acres by a DNR heritage…

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Pickens County charter school gets perfect score

August 2, 2013

The South Carolina Department of Education released letter grades for the state’s public schools yesterday based on student achievement and improvement during 2012-13. Pickens County’s only charter school, the Youth Leadership Academy, is one of 33 schools achieving a perfect score of 100. The letter grades were a key component of the state’s approved flexibility…

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Mayor to determine pool’s status

August 2, 2013

The Walhalla mayor plans to pick up the telephone to find out the status of the municipal swimming pool. Mayor Danny Edwards told 96.3/WGOG NEWS last night he was unsure of what the latest might be. After a major public-private effort to make repairs, the pool is full of water and sports a fresh paint…

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Gamecocks and Tigers both pre-season Top Ten teams

August 1, 2013

The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will both enter the 2013 football season among the Top-10 ranked teams in the country, according to the Pre-season USA Today poll released Thursday. The Gamecocks are ranked #7 in the coaches poll, the team’s highest pre-season ranking ever. The Clemson Tigers follow USC at #8. Alabama, the…

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Sewer South slowdown?

August 1, 2013

A letter this week questioning whether the project to sewer southern parts of Oconee County is in a delay has prompted a response from the county administrator. On behalf of Voice of Southern Oconee, Glen McPheeters acknowledged that Scott Moulder, county administrator, had given a timeline in March at a meeting attended by more than…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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