College scholarships

The Oconee County Class of 2012 earned $18.2 million in college scholarships. The number represents two-year scholarship values for technical colleges and two-year schools, and four-year totals for four-year colleges and universities. Since the state began tracking the information, the collective statewide 2012 class was the first group to earn more than $1 billion worth of college scholarships.  

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Baseball Owners Approve Sale of Padres

Major League Baseball owners voted yesterday (August 16th) to approve the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O’Malley, the sons of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. Golfer Phil Mickelson is also part of the group, will will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for some $800 million. The O’Malley […]

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Oconee gains in brain game

Two researchers have determined that, over a period of 40 years, Oconee County made strides in the category of adults with college degrees. In 1970, fewer than five percent of the county population over 25 years old had college degrees. By 2010, however, the percentage rose to more than 20%. Conducting the research were Robert Gallardo, an assistant professor at […]

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Tokeena Road home fire

An early morning fire has taken a heavy toll near Seneca. Rural Fire reports a mobile home was consumed by fire around 3 this morning, in spite of a response by fire fighters from four stations. No one was believed to have been hurt at 611 Tokeena Road. The Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department answered the first call and received help […]

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Laying the Pool Plans on the Line

Everyone interested in the project to rehabilitate Walhalla’s municipal swim pool and have it opened by next season is invited to attend a meeting next week at the Depot. Councilman T-J Bagwell says this meeting is for the public and the Friends of the Pool are going to lay out the plans they have. Tuesday night’s meeting starts at 6 […]

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