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19th Century Toys and Games Tour will be a time machine to the past for children
April 27, 2011 – 6:00 pm
19th Century Toys and Games Tour will be a time machine to the past for children

PENDLETON — On May 7, children between the ages of 6-12 are encouraged to attend a special tour at Ashtabula Historic House. An activity-filled tour, from 10 a.m.-noon, will give them insight into how children …

Tell Willie, 4-28
April 27, 2011 – 6:00 pm
Tell Willie, 4-28

Willie,
I beg to differ with you about the Walmart parking lot not being a public parking lot. If you have an accident in the parking lot, and it has happened to me, the law will …

Oconee Heritage Museum to host Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail exhibits
April 27, 2011 – 6:00 pm
Oconee Heritage Museum to host Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail exhibits

WALHALLA — The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail and the Oconee Heritage Museum in Walhalla are collaborating on a series of quilt exhibits.

Safe housing up to council now
April 27, 2011 – 8:01 am
Safe housing up to council now

There is a lot of good rental housing in Seneca …

Oconee taxpayers could get a break
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Oconee taxpayers could get a break

If revenues collected in Oconee exceed what it would take to operate the government in the proposed 2011-12 budget, then county taxpayers could expect a lower tax bill.

That’s what County Administrator Scott Moulder would do, if it was his decision to make.

Pickens cuts pay to suspended workers
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Pickens cuts pay to suspended workers

Two Liberty High School officials charged with embezzling school funds have had their pay suspended.

Liberty High School Principal Randy Gilstrap and Bookkeeper Buea DeNard were placed on paid administrative leave by the district in February. Both were arrested this month by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office on charges involving embezzlement and fraud.

Walhalla Middle names interim principal
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Walhalla Middle names interim principal

John Hostetler, who served as principal of Walhalla High School for 21 years and another four years on the South Carolina Board of Education, was named Tuesday as interim principal at Walhalla Middle School.

Westminster, Community First banks merge
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Westminster, Community First banks merge

Customers of the Bank of Westminster will soon have numerous other branches they can visit.

The local bank announced Tuesday that it’s merging with Community First Bank, which has seven locations in Oconee and Anderson counties. Westminster has a single, standalone facility on U.S. 123.

Oconee picks Sodexo as food service provider
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Oconee picks Sodexo as food service provider

Effective July 1, the School District of Oconee County will have a private company to serve as its food service provider.

The School Board of Trustees on Tuesday night unanimously approved Sodexo and district officials say the company will provide more food choices for students, better marketing opportunities and food purchasing power. However, they stress that current district food service employees will be allowed to maintain employment with the school district and retain their existing rate of pay and state benefits.

S.C. 130 sewer line project complete
April 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
S.C. 130 sewer line project complete

The massive sewer project connecting Duke Energy to the city of Seneca has been completed, albeit somewhat of an abridged version.

Seneca Utilities Director Bob Faires said Tuesday that the S.C. 130 Sewer Project was completed in late March.