Video will catch drivers who break school bus law

August 7, 2014

Video cameras may now record evidence of motorists who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina. And, as was pointed out during a Greenville news conference today, the authority comes from changes to the law. State Senator Thomas Alexander says the stories he is hearing about the extent to which the school bus…

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Expanded pre-kindergarten program

August 7, 2014

Parents of Oconee 4-year olds are finding out this week if there’s room in the county school district’s expanded program this year for pre-kindergarten. Schools cannot accept every student who went through screening. Nevertheless, Oconee expects to accommodate as many as 320 of the county’s 4-year olds. “We’re very excited about that,” says Ginger Hopkins,…

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Walhallan arrested in club burglary

August 7, 2014

A 30-year old Walhalla man has been arrested on multiple charges from a burglary this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club in Oconee County’s Bountyland Community. The Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of third degree burglary, grand larceny and giving false information to a law enforcement officer against Joseph Ryan Jones of Kenneth Street.…

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Funding source for museum project

August 7, 2014

A committee of the Seneca City Council recommends a funding source for the project to build the city’s African-American history museum. At a meeting this morning, the finance committee recommended the use of up to $600 thousand of Light and Water funds to build the Bertha Strickland Museum on the block between S. 1st and…

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Filing opens for non-partisan seats

August 7, 2014

Local filing remains open for three sets of seats in the November General Election, but the deadlines to run are next week. At last report, three people were in the fold to seek a pair of seats on Oconee County School Board. The deadline to run is noon Monday. Meantime, the office of Oconee Elections…

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Tech co-workers retire tomorrow!

August 7, 2014

For more than 20 years, they’ve been best friends. And tomorrow Christee Williams and Dr. Peggy Champion retire from Tri-County Technical College. For the last 10 years, Williams and Champion worked toward a goal of making Tech’s veterinary technology program the best in the country. Champion became department head in 2004 and Williams has 32…

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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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