Fundraiser for WHS band member

February 8, 2013

A third-year drummer in the Walhalla High School Marching Band will benefit from a band fundraiser to help offset medical expenses he’ll incur for treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. Alex “Skeeter” Smith’s doctors are researching to find the right surgery, the best doctor at the best location for Alex. Band supporter Nancy James is…

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Historian speaks for a second day

February 8, 2013

At two Seneca schools this morning, Rebekah Dobrasko of the S.C. State Historic Preservation Office looks forward to reciting South Carolina history from 50 years ago, when the state was forced to desegregate its public schools. Dobrasko’s audience will be grades three through five at Blue Ridge Elementary and grade five at Northside. She spent…

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Bartee hearing this morning

February 8, 2013

A courtroom in Anderson County has been reserved for a 10:30 hearing this morning for James Bartee, who ended his campaign for Oconee Sheriff last year after being arrested and charged with solicitation to commit a felony. Judge J-C Nicholson presides at this morning’s hearing. According to an announcement by the office of 10th Circuit…

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Separate schools weren’t equal

February 7, 2013

An historian from Columbia speaking in Seneca today brought alive South Carolina events from a half century ago when the state sponsored separate schools for the races. In spite of intentions to apply South Carolina’s first sales tax from 1951 to building separate but equal schools, Rebekah Dobrasko says the reality was that schools for…

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Lowering budget at mid-stream

February 7, 2013

Acting at the direction of Oconee school trustees, the district administration proposes to cut nearly $900 thousand in salaries from the current year. The proposal is to be made during Monday’s school board meeting by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations. Thorsland explains it’s being accomplished by further analyzing what is projected to be…

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WMS students selected for band honors

February 7, 2013
WMS students selected for band honors

Two students at Walhalla Middle School have been selected to attend next month’s All-State Band Clinic at Greenville’s Furman University. Jillian McNalley (1st chair alternate) and Jesus Miranda (8th alternate) for All-State Band will attend the March 8-10 clinic as the only Oconee students selected. Jillian and Jesus and six other Walhalla Middle band members…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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