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Tuesday’s results stand

May 22, 2014

Apparently it’s now official. Paul Cain is the Oconee County councilman-elect from District Three. Joy Brooks, elections director, said this morning that, with no provisional ballots to canvass, Tuesday’s unofficial results stand. Cain’s winning total was 309 votes. Ernest Riley received 269. Ten other voters Tuesday wrote in the names of others.  Beth Hulse, clerk…

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Job fair reserved for veterans

May 22, 2014

Veterans and their spouses receive special attention at a job fair tomorrow morning in Anderson. The Upstate Veterans Job Fair from 9 a-m to 12:30 p-m tomorrow at 3111 Martin Luther King Boulevard is reserved for veterans, spouses, National Guard and Reserve members. Plenty of top quality employers plan to be present. All attendees must…

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Holiday events set across Oconee

May 22, 2014

In the year’s time between last Memorial Day and this year’s, 13 members of the Walhalla American Legion Post 124 have died. Jerry Dyar, post spokesman, says considering the size of the post, 13 is unprecedented number of dead. An everlasting ceremony for the late legionnaires takes place 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Walhalla…

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246 grams of marijuana seized in I-85 drug bust

May 22, 2014
246 grams of marijuana seized in I-85 drug bust

 A traffic stop by Oconee deputies this week on I-85 resulted in drug charges against an Atlanta Metro area woman and the seizure of 246 grams of marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office has announced that Arabia Machen, 36-year old Decatur, Georgia resident, was jailed in Walhalla on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.…

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Duncan votes to combat human trafficking

May 22, 2014

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan has cast votes in Washington to combat human trafficking both in the United States and abroad. If enacted, the bills will strengthen and streamline law enforcement resources, provide greater assistance to victims, and hold responsible those who’ve committed the crimes. The House of Representatives also condemned the abduction of female…

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Something to be said for just showing up!

May 22, 2014
Something to be said for just showing up!

 One-half dozen Oconee County high school seniors are set to graduate in the next two weeks with perfect attendance. The six Oconee seniors recognized for having attended school throughout their academic years without missing a day are Austin Stone and Regan Baumgarner of Walhalla High School and Stephen Brooks, Brooklyn Garrett, Traymall Holland and Jalen…

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NRC open house tonight at the World of Energy

May 22, 2014

Staff at the U-S Nuclear Regulatory Commission concluded that Duke Energy’s Oconee Units 1, 2, and 3 operated safely in 2013, and there were no inspection findings or performance indicators that would cause the NRC to increase its level of oversight and inspection. An open house public meeting to explain those findings takes place at…

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Safety and stewardship on Oconee lakes

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day marks the traditional start of the summer recreation season. Duke Energy encourages everyone to practice safety while boating and enjoying other activities on lakes Keowee and Jocassee. Everyone can make a difference by knowing and following all state-required safety rules and guidelines for boat operations, and ensuring each boat has the required safety…

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Remember safety when outdoors!

May 22, 2014

The U-S Army Corps of Engineers and other boating safety advocates are promoting National Safe Boating Week. According to Coast Guard statistics, recreation boating accidents last year in the U-S accounted for 560 deaths, 2,620 injuries and about $39 million of damage to property. So far, the corps has recorded no recreation-related fatalities at its…

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No legal opinion after all?

May 21, 2014

Questions today on whether a legal opinion will ever be issued as a way to to decide who’s right in a dispute between the Oconee School District and the County Treasurer. Treasurer Greg Nowell told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this week that he was left with the impression recently that the Attorney General’s Office that the state…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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