First day attendance at 10,720

August 20, 2013

From what the district superintendent could gather by early afternoon today, the opening of Oconee public schools for the new year went smoothly. And the first day attendance at all schools across the county numbered 10, 720 students. That apparently is a raw number, very raw, and subject to change.  Dr. Michael Lucas says he…

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Seneca grant officially approved

August 20, 2013

Seneca’s source for funding to prepare for those electric-power buses has been confirmed with the receipt this week of an approval from the South Carolina DOT. “We received the letter from SC DOT that we’ve been awarded the $1.8 million for the Livability Grant which is going to allow us to build improved bus shelters…,”…

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Clemson says ‘no’ to player sandwiches; A-Rod’s attorney turns down offer; Ex-Marine can play football this fall

August 20, 2013

*The Athletic Office at Clemson University has asked a Charleston-area restaurant to change the name of a couple of menu items. The Daniel Island Grille has recently been selling the “Sammy Watkins Reuben” and “Tajh Boyd Quesadilla”. The University says it has sent a cease-and-desist order asking that the player’s name be removed. Owner Brian…

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Salem third OC town to hold elections

August 20, 2013

All the speculation can begin to end next week when candidates’ books open for this year’s Walhalla Municipal Election. It’s being said around town there’s interest among Walhallans in running for the available three city council seats. Qualifying for both the Walhalla and Westminster elections this November will open at noon Monday at the Pine…

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Biologist calls for less arsenic in apple juice

August 20, 2013

Lowering arsenic levels in apple juice is a step in the right direction, but regulators could—and should—go further, says Clemson University biologist Lisa Bain. She researches the genetic and developmental effects of arsenic on animals. The U-S Food and Drug Administration is moving to decrease the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice to 10…

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Rain gauges fill up

August 20, 2013

Weather watchers focused their eye yesterday on Walhalla’s Cane Creek, as the tributary through the recreation complex Sertoma Field appeared to approach an overflow. On another side of town Barbara Wilson, Official U-S Weather Observer, has been watching her rain gauge fill up. She reported two day totals of more than two inches and seven…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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