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Elementary principal appointed

May 20, 2014
Elementary principal appointed

 Oconee School District announced the selection today of a new elementary school principal in Seneca. The county trustees have accepted Marie Simmons, current principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, as the new principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School. Simmons’ hiring is effective July 1. Of her 15 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator, Simmons spent…

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Jail grading completed

May 20, 2014

Oconee County now has a flat surface on which to construct its $16 milllion jail. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says now that grading is complete, underground utilities and building foundations are next.

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Traffic stop produces meth lab

May 20, 2014

An Oconee deputy’s traffic stop on a car during the early morning hours yesterday produced what authorities refer to as a shake-and-bake meth lab inside a small car and resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman. A right turn onto W. Halfway Branch Road by a 1994 Toyota Camry after going left…

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April money-loser for OMC

May 20, 2014

As Oconee Medical Center proceeds down the path toward joining the Greenville Health System, the hospital has recorded another money-losing month. April’s numbers, delivered last night to a meeting of the OMC board of directors, came in at $163,014 in expenses over revenues. For the hospital year that started October 1, excess of revenue over…

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Programming note!

May 20, 2014

Here is a programming note: Because 96.3/WGOG is carrying Furman University baseball today, all regular noon hour programming—including Flea Market—will not be heard today. Air time for today’s play-in game between Furman and UNC-Greensboro is 11:45 this morning, with first pitch at noon.

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Write-in hopefuls get in last-minute campaigning

May 20, 2014

The two announced write-in candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council got in some election eve campaigning last night in Seneca, during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Just moments before the start, the league issued this statement: “It is the policy of the League NOT to conduct forums with write-in candidates,…

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Write-in votes will decide!

May 20, 2014

A special election today decides who fills the remaining six-plus months of an unexpired term on the Oconee County Council. But, as voters cast their ballots, they’ll find no remaining ballot candidates for Council Seat Three. The withdrawal of Republican nominee Andy Inabinet Friday means write-in ballots will decide today’s election. Inabinet has cast his…

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Cartel runs anti-surveillance on Oconee drug officers

May 19, 2014

While the Oconee Narcotics Squad keeps its eyes on drug traffickers, the traffickers keep eyes on the narcotics officers. Is it recognition that the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has succeeded in denting some of the illegal trade? Or is it just good business on the part of the cartel? Ken Washington, the captain of Oconee’s Narcotics…

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Oconee’s loss is Greenville’s gain

May 19, 2014

The six-year agent-in-charge of the Oconee State Probation and Parole Office has accepted a transfer to Greenville. For Greg Stewart, it’s going to mean supervising a caseload six times more than Oconee’s. Stewart has worked in Oconee six years. He says it has been a pleasure to serve Oconee County. He says Oconeeans have been…

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Pipe NOT on the head of “Piper”

May 19, 2014
Pipe NOT on the head of “Piper”

 The stray Oconee County dog that is the object of a large search is reported still loose, but is said to be all right. And the Sheriff’s Office has sent out pictures taken by an animal control officer that show, contrary to earlier ones, the dog does not have a pipe on its head. Animal…

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  • 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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