Amendment 54 up for debate

Up for debate first thing this morning at Columbia is an amendment to allow private school and home school tuition tax credits and vouchers. And Dr. Mike Lucas, the superintendent for Oconee public schools, wants Oconee-Pickens Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his colleagues to vote no. Lucas blogs: “I strongly urge our senators to vote against Amendment 54 […]

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TCTC Career Pathways for High School Students

High school students who are considering a career in one of Tri-County Technical College’s career clusters have a new pathway to discover.  Amanda Blanton, High School Engagement and Outreach Program Director at Tri-County Technical College tells more about recent meetings with the School District of Oconee County on the program.  “We have had several meetings with them this year.  Oconee […]

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Public Hearing scheduled on Ordinances

The Oconee County Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance authorizing acceptance of transfer of authority for municipal elections for the City of Walhalla and the City of Westminster and authorizing an intergovernment agreement or embodying document including the terms of any agreement, with each on Tuesday, May 21 at 6pm in Council Chambers of the Oconee County Administrative Offices, located at 415 […]

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Small-Business Optimism Up Slightly

After last month’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. In April’s report, four Index components rose, two fell and six were unchanged. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as still far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in six […]

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Robertson named Principal of James M. Brown Elementary

James M. Brown Elementary School has a new principal.  At Monday night’s work session meeting, the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County accepted the recommendation of Ashley Robertson as the new principal of James M. Brown Elementary.  The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2013. Robertson will be replacing Michelle Grant.  She has 9 years […]

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TCTC’s 4th Annual 5K Race is Saturday

Tri-County Technical College is holding its fourth annual 5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Run this Saturday at its Anderson Campus. The race is part of the S.C. Palmetto Grand Prix and the course is certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Anderson Campus of Tri-County Technical College.  […]

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TCTC Grads Have Strong Resumes

Opportunities are abundant for two-year college graduates who leave Tri-County Technical College with a strong resume of education and direct exposure to today’s workplace, said President Ronnie L. Booth. “Employers are always asking, ‘what can a person do for us?  How can they meet our needs now?’  Our curriculum gives students an introduction to their education, as well as allowing […]

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Experts predicting Vicious Mosquito Season

There are many things to enjoy in the spring, but mosquitoes are not one of them and especially not this year.  Experts across the region are predicting an especially fierce mosquito season again this year due to the warm winter, we experienced and in many areas, the infestations have already started.  A mild winter means we do not see the […]

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Duke Energy Records under audit

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff in Columbia is auditing Duke Energy’s books and records to assess the fairness of the utility’s request to raise its rates in the Palmetto State. Duke Energy Carolinas filed a request with the South Carolina Public Service Commission to raise electric rates by about $220 million, which is an overall increase of 15.1%. […]

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Double Homicide under investigation in Pickens Co

Two people are dead and a third person is hospitalized, according to Pickens County authorities at the scene of an investigation. WYFF reports the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a homicide involving multiple victims.  The investigation is underway at a home on Cherokee Trail in the Dacusville community, however, there is no known threat to the community. The […]

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