Adult crowd today in school cafeteria

February 22, 2013

Oconee’s public school students are free of the books and classrooms today, as today is set as an in-service day for teachers across the school district. At 11:30 this morning, the cafeteria at West-Oak Middle School will host the annual chambers-of-commerce “State of Oconee”, an event full of speeches about how well the county is…

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Home fire inside Oakway fire district

February 22, 2013

Fire broke out in a home inside the Oakway fire district, on the Return Church Road. The alarm for last night’s fire was sounded at 10:30. No one reported injured. Fire fighters remained on the scene for a little more than one hour.

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J-ROTC keeps Gold Star rank

February 22, 2013

As result of its annual formal inspection, the cadets of Walhalla High School’s Junior ROTC keep their Gold Star Rank, with an overall score of 97.5. The Walhalla cadets enjoy the highest possible rating—-Honor Unit with Distinction. After a briefing by the staff, Cadet Batallion Commander Brandy Turpin led the inspectors to the gym where…

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WCA in need of roof work

February 21, 2013

Walhalla Civic Auditorium hopes an Oconee County Accommodations Tax grant is the answer to its roof problems. The roofs over the stage, the auditorium, and the Green Room are all in need, according to Bill Chiusano, auditorium business manager. WCA today formally requested of the A-TAX board $30 thousand. The A-TAX board will vote next…

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Seneca Middle’s top “inventors”

February 21, 2013

Seneca Middle School has judged its top student “inventors” and will send the three to the Duke Energy Invention Convention. Sixth grade science teachers Deb Burton and Teresa Stills named Rollins Baird and his Dryer Lint Fire Starter as first place winner; Holliday Thomas and her Magnetic Stuffed Animal Board number two; and Jenna Wilson…

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Good and bad news about the drought

February 21, 2013

The government reports that in the Lake Hartwell sub-basin during January, the second highest amount of rainfall of any January since the Army Corps of Engineers started tracking it in 1948 — 8.65.” Creeks and streams continue to send inflows into the reservoir, making good news for Lake Hartwell users. Though the rains continue to…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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