Why Berry Nichols opposes Sunday sales?

June 10, 2014

For a Walhalla area man, drinking spirits once overcame him, and he sees the bad for general society that can come of expanding opportunities to imbibe on the first day of the week. And that’s why Berry Nichols opposes the Sunday alcohol sales question that is reserved for this November’s ballot in Oconee County. Nichols…

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Duncan bill passes the House

June 10, 2014

A bill which Congressman Jeff Duncan has aimed at the Department of Homeland Security has made its way through the House of Representatives. It’s the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act Duncan, South Carolina’s 3rd District representative, says it’s an important step toward restoring accountability to the federal department—created after 9-11.

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School District ready for end of exit exam

June 10, 2014

The elimination of the state-required exit exam before a high school senior may graduate will make for new opportunities for affected students to qualify for a diploma. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for the Oconee School District, told trustees last night the district is preparing to process what potentially could be in excess of applications from…

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Trustees clear up student welfare policy

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have taken a first step to tighten the district’s policy on student welfare—as it pertains to how and when child abuse and neglect should be reported to authorities. The trustees last night gave first reading approval to revising the policy by requiring principals and other district employees to make reports to law…

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Schools choose honchos from within

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have signed a deal officially naming Dr. Michael Thorsland as county superintendent of education. They gave their unanimous support to a motion following an executive session last night to award Thorsland a three-year contract at a salary of $135 thousand annually—along with some other benefits such as an annuity and the use…

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Three-vehicle accident near 123-130

June 10, 2014

A three-vehicle accident yesterday near Seneca’s 123-130 intersection sent one driver to the hospital. The police say the accident involved a car and two small trucks.

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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