APPROACHING FULL BUS DRIVER FORCE

For a change, Oconee School District is about to enjoy a full complement of school bus drivers. The county trustees last night received that news with pleasure from Ozzie Wright, their third-year transportation director. Wright says if all qualified drivers report for work this week, the district will have drivers to cover all routes. All eight members of a training […]

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BOND SALE APPROVED BY COUNTY TRUSTEES

The Oconee board of school trustees gave the finance director the authority to proceed with the sale of a $15.7 million dollar taxpayer-backed bond issue to generate the funds needed to complete the new career center building on highway 11. In answer to a question by board chairman Jerry Lee, finance director Gloria Moore says it’s too early to know […]

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BREAKFAST RAISED REPAIR FUNDS FOR MUSEUM F

A pancake breakfast last November raised more than $4 thousand to go toward repairs and upgrades to the Walhalla building that houses the Oconee Military Museum. Everyone is invited to a check presentation ceremony at noon Friday at the Patriot’s Hall Association museum at 13 Short Street, Walhalla. The museum honors and perpetuates the legacy of local military and promotes […]

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THE FIRST 2020 OCONEE DRUG SWEEP

Narcotics agents with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office began the first drug sweep yesterday of 2020. The operation officially began with a briefing this morning. It included not only agents from the Narcotics Division and deputies from the warrants division. In all, 17 people are being sought on drug distribution charges involving methamphetamine and controlled substances and one charge of distribution […]

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OFF TO GERMANY THEY GO

Senator Lindsey Graham leads a bi-partisan congressional delegation this weekend to a security conference in Munich, Germany. It’s a forum for international security policy and what’s considered a marketplace for ideas, initiatives, and solutions. Among those in the U-S delegation is Graham’s fellow South Carolina Republican, Rep. Jeff Duncan of the 3rd District. February 14, 2020 Dick Mangrum

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