OC Schools Superintendent taking Medical Leave

Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas is taking a medical leave from the district.  School Board of Trustees Chairman Andy Inabinet released this comment in a news release, “Dr. Lucas will be on medical leave beginning September 5.  Following heart valve replacement, he is expected to be on leave one to two months. The Board of Trustees announces that […]

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Student Distraction Study

As students head back to school, new dangers are emerging concerning multi-tasking especially when crossing the street. The child advocacy group Safe Kids finds 20% of high school students are distracted by a mobile device when crossing the street, the number dips to one of every eight middle school students. President Kate Carr identifies the three potentially deadly habits.  “Texting, […]

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Seneca 1st Annual Mud Run a success

The first annual City of Seneca’s Mud Run on Saturday was a huge success with 47 teams participating to raise money for a good cause, explains Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson.  “It was a tremendous effort by the entire city, all coming together and forming unity to provide another great event for our area.  It was the 2013 first annual […]

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Road Scholars takes Football Rivals into Classroom

Clemson University is bringing representatives of its football opponents into the classroom in a new speaker series that focuses on the humanities. The Clemson Humanities Road Scholars series is bringing professors from schools playing against the Tigers to campus for lectures on topics ranging from history to film to literature. Each lecture will be followed by a response from a Clemson […]

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Habitat ReStore seeking Donations

The Habitat ReStore, sponsored by Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, is seeking donations of furniture, household goods, and building supplies.  The best sellers are items for every room in your house. People looking to dispose of unwanted items can get a tax deduction for their donations since Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt agency, and the agency benefits by using […]

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Shelter Project qualifies for $100K Match

The campaign to raise money for an Oconee County shelter to protect the abused has raised enough funds to qualify for a $100,000 match.  The official announcement is to be made next week during a news conference. A Seneca couple, Fran and Bob Hanson, promised they would personally match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 raised. The Oconee County Shelter […]

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Football battle over Peaches

The Clemson-Georgia football game on Saturday will be more than a mere gridiron rivalry. It will reach to the roots of state identity: the peach.  Peach crème brûlée will be served in the stadium’s executive suites and South Carolina peaches will be the main ingredient. Georgia claims the moniker “The Peach State,” but South Carolina grows more than twice as […]

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Five killed on SC Highways over weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces five people being killed on state roadways from Friday, August 23, at 6pm until Sunday, August 25, at midnight. As of August 25, 456 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 541 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County reports one highway fatality in 2013 compared […]

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Candidates can sign up for council today

Two weeks of qualifying opens at the noon hour today for those interested in running for town council in Salem and the city councils in Walhalla and Westminster. Salem candidates sign up at their town hall. For the first time, those wishing to run in Walhalla and Westminster sign up at the county Registration and Voters Elections Office in Walhalla. […]

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