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Consolidation debate heats up
May 28, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Consolidation debate heats up | Test

A county council member says the wheels are already in motion on consolidating Tamassee-Salem and Walhalla high schools, and Oconee’s top school official acknowledges it could be considered in the next budget.

AdvancED officials still unhappy with SDPC accreditation efforts
May 28, 2015 – 12:29 am | No Comment
AdvancED officials still unhappy with SDPC accreditation efforts | Test

In December 2013, AdvancED officials recommended accreditation for the School District of Pickens County provided that the school board address several findings listed in their report.

Westminster man charged with threatening public official
May 28, 2015 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Westminster man charged with threatening public official | Test

A Westminster man was arrested this week after he allegedly called Oconee County Sheriff’s Office dispatch multiple times threatening to harm a deputy.

Fun with florals
May 28, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Fun with florals | Test

Floral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they’re always a welcome sight.

Walhalla streetscape underway
May 28, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Walhalla streetscape underway | Test

A controller operating a front-end digger tore up part of the sidewalk in front of a store that’s been selling confederate flags and memorabilia for 20 years, but the noise, dust and debris did nothing to rattle the owners.

Seneca council OKs first reading of budget
May 28, 2015 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Seneca council OKs first reading of budget | Test

The city of Seneca’s 2015-16 budget, approved on first reading by council this week, includes no tax increase for residents, but does contain a 5-percent increase for water and sewer customers.

Citizens urged to volunteer to drive VA van
May 28, 2015 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Citizens urged to volunteer to drive VA van | Test

An Oconee resident is urging citizens to volunteer to drive veterans such as himself to the VA Outpatient Clinic in Greenville during the small window each week in which they can schedule appointments.

Parents helping parents
May 28, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Parents helping parents | Test

Lisa and David Fields suffered the ultimate tragedy any parent can face when their beloved son, Heath, passed away after a battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 22.

Bear spotted on Clemson campus
May 28, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Bear spotted on Clemson campus | Test

Many at Clemson University were a bit startled Wednesday afternoon after learning a black bear had been spotted near the eastern side of campus, but the S.C. Department of Natural Resources said it is normal to see the animals wandering around this time of year in search for food.

Practical Compassion: When to ask for help
May 28, 2015 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Practical Compassion: When to ask for help | Test

Some people are natural caregivers — patience or empathy is their middle name. Other caregivers choose this role because they love someone who needs them.