Guaranteed maximum price on the way

January 15, 2013

The much-anticipated guaranteed maximum price to build the new Walhalla High School is to arrive at the Oconee School Board in February or March. At that point, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, the trustees would act in March or April, and the actual construction would start “no later than May.”  Lucas says, “Everything…

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West-Oak Hires Head Football Coach

January 15, 2013

West-Oak High School has hired a former Newberry College standout to be its next head football coach.  Athletic Director Tim Sheriff says Josh Pierce will take over the Warrior program from Jay Brannon, who resigned following the 2012 campaign.  Pierce played running back at Newberry, where he garnered two-time all-conference recogition and MVP honors.  Pierce…

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Three months later, still talking about it

January 15, 2013

In the November election, the Oconee County voters approved a binding referendum that gives county government greater flexibility when it comes to using public funds for sewer purposes. Three months after the vote, public officials are still talking about what it’ll mean. And Bob Winchester made reference to that during last night’s annual meeting of…

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AP: Armstrong admitted doping to Oprah

January 15, 2013

Lance Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday to doping during his cycling career, the Associated Press reports, citing a person familiar with the situation. The interview will air on Winfrey’s OWN network on Thursday. Oprah tweeted afterward, “Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY!” The admission interview…

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Sparring over the debt ceiling

January 15, 2013

Judging by their remarks, President Obama and Congressman Duncan are light years apart on what’s needed to avoid the potential of February 15  as the day government may not be able to meet its bills. Obama yesterday said Republicans in Congress have two choices. “They can act responsibly, and pay America’s bills, or they can…

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Walhallan joins Anderson police

January 15, 2013

A graduate of Walhalla High is one of five new Anderson police officers. Kevin Pearson serves in the Army National Guard, where he has earned numerous Army citations. He also worked five years as a patrol officer for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

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