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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Latest from the lake basin

February 7, 2013

Nature was kind to Lake Hartwell in the first month of 2013. The sub-basin received above-average rainfall, a total of nearly eight and three-quarter inches.According to the Corps of Engineers, that’s the most rain for January in the sub-basin in 15 years. Lake Hartwell’s average January rainfall is 5.3o inches. Most of the recent rains…

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Black History Month events

February 7, 2013

A Seneca event to mark Black History Month takes place under a tent today on the grounds of the Lunney and Strickland museums. All available seats are said to have been reserved for the luncheon that features historian Rebekah Dobrasko as speaker. Tonight SC-ETV tells the story of Harvey Gantt and his struggle to desegregate…

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For the 10th time, shorten the session

February 7, 2013

A constitutional amendment to shorten the annual South Carolina legislative session passed overwhelmingly in Columbia, with Oconee’s two House members voting with the majority. Representatives Bill Whitmire of District One and Bill Sandifer of District Two cast their votes with the yea side, as the measure passed 91-9, well exceeding the required two-third majority. According…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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