Westminster Expands Quilt Trail

The home of Melanie and Scott Burton on Theo Martin Road in Westminster has been added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.  The quilt pattern is Dutch Doll and was originally made by her grandmother, Ruth Azilee Shirley Black.  Mrs. Black was born in the Earles Grove Community of Oconee County in 1913 and died in 1993.  She was married […]

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WHS receives Project Lead the Way Certification

National recognition is being paid to Walhalla High School for receiving certification for its Project Lead The Way program.  The school has been offering the program since 2001 and this is the second time the school has gone through the national certification process to validate its program.  Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of […]

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Raines presented FCA Heart of a Champion Award

Seneca High School senior, Dorian Raines has been presented with the Heart of a Champion Award from the Foothills Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Kevin Padgett, Dorian’s basketball coach said, “Dorian is a special athlete that makes others around him better. He has all of the qualities that you want in one of your players. He is unselfish, a hard-worker, and dedicated.” […]

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Funding approved for New Assistant Position in Seneca

The Seneca City Council at a special called meeting Tuesday night approved funding for a new assistant to the City Administrator.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details about the approval of Councilman E. Riley’s recommendation to redirect funds from the Light and Water Department towards the new assistant city administrator position.  “E’s recommendation was to allow Greg Dietterick to search […]

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Report on Inpatient Hospital Deaths

A new government report looks at inpatient hospital deaths. Margaret Hall of the National Center for Health Statistics explains why people do not usually die in a hospital.  “While it is probably due to the fact that the end of life often does not require hospital care and other levels of care are being considered by doctors, patients and their […]

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Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail names Quilter of Year

The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail announces the selection of Verla Warther as the 2013 Oconee County Quilter of the Year. This award recognizes a local quilter who provides leadership and community service through their quilting. Warther grew up and went to school in San Jose, California. She became a teacher of children with special needs and met her husband, William, […]

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CU Prof looks at District 1 Congressional Race

South Carolina’s First Congressional District race is heating up as we approach another primary before the final two candidates square off for the open seat.  Clemson University Political Science Professor Dr. Joseph Stewart sizes up South Carolina’s First Congressional District race.  “On the Republican side now we have gotten down from the 16 candidates to two people.  Then there were […]

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Purple Heart Veterans honored

Steve Morehead, owner of Smoke Master Bar-b-que catering service recently became aware of a special group of veterans scattered around Oconee County.   “Chapter #748 Military Order of the Purple Heart has been chartered here in Oconee County since September 2000”, according to County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar.  “Our office and the citizens of Oconee have been honoring our combat-wounded […]

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