Archive For February 2008

IMF predicts slowing global economy in 2008 due to US housing woes, but no recession

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World economic growth will slow significantly in 2008 but the U.S., whose housing downturn is rattling global financial markets, will avoid recession, the International Monetary Fund has forecast.

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Walhalla Elementary School announces honor roll

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All A’s Honor Roll

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Local writer elected to Mystery Writers’ Board

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Walhalla native Cathy Anderson, now writing mystery novels as Cathy Pickens, has been elected to serve on the board of the Mystery Writers of America Southeast region.

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Seneca student earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

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Cory Dunton of Seneca earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall semester 2007 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Duke Energy helps Depot restoration project

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R.T. Harris, center, with the Westminster Historical Preservation Society and Sandra Powell, right, with the Westminster Chamber of Commerce, accept a $500 check from Linda Conley with Duke Energy for the rebuilding of the Depot.

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Letter to the Editor: Ethanol Misinformation

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The purpose of this letter is to respond to the letter to the editor concerning the production of ethanol, his viewpoint and some misinformation contained in his letter.

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Tell Willie: 2/1/08

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Willie,
Lots of Oconee residents have long wished for a recreational complex like Pickens has with the Central-Clemson recreational building.

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Elementary school renovations, additions to occur throughout Pickens County

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The School District of Pickens County’s plan to renovate or add on to 13 elementary schools will, among other things, provide some much needed improvements in the areas of technology and safety.

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Oconee, Pickens counties to hold educator recruitment fairs Saturday

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Recruiting teachers is a lot like recruiting athletes — the best and the brightest are needed if one hopes to have a successful program.

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Upstate new housing starts stall

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Residential building permits that track the strength of new housing starts in Oconee County fell to a four-year low in 2007, while Pickens County wallowed more than 27 percent below its peak permitting activity in 2004, a trend report shows.

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