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Flashlight used as robbery weapon

March 3, 2014

Law enforcement authorities say a flashlight was used last week in the robbery of a man in a rural part of Oconee County, between Seneca and Clemson. Terrell Logan Compton, 27-year old Seneca area resident, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault and battery first degree. According to the allegations, Compton used a…

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Andersonian charged with thievery

March 3, 2014

A 22-year old Anderson man has been arrested and charged with stealing a motorcycle and two mopeds in Oconee County. Law enforcement reports allege Austin Trent Hembree took the vehicles, which carry a total value of $2,400, from a porch belonging to a man near Seneca. The crime is alleged to have taken place February…

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Rev. Reynolds announces resignation

March 3, 2014

After 27 years, the Rev. Von Reynolds is leaving Seneca Baptist Church. It’s a resignation, Reynolds says. At 55 years old, Reynolds does not plan to retire. “I’ve just been waiting for the Lord to give me the direction, and I got the word now,” Reynolds told 96.3/WGOG NEWS in an interview. He made the…

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So far, Seneca attorney lone candidate

March 3, 2014

By this morning, one candidate had officially filed application to be considered as the next judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit, serving Oconee and Anderson counties. One week remains in a filing period set by the South Carolina Merit Selection Commission. According to Jane Shuler, chief counsel for the commission, the one candidate is Scott…

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CU’s oldest agricultural building

March 3, 2014
CU’s oldest agricultural building

 A $1 million gift to Clemson University ensures that two legacies in the early 1900s will benefit current and future students. In 1938, Frank S. Barnes Jr. of Rock Hill began his freshman year at Clemson College. He followed his father, F-S Barnes Sr., who graduated from there in 1915. The Sheep Barn was built…

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A walking trail for better health!

March 3, 2014
A walking trail for better health!

Work has begun on a campus walking trail at the Oconee Medical Center. The project is made possible by hospital employees who, for a logn time, envisioned the trail for the health and wellness of patients, employees and visitors. The financial contributions of the hospital will make the trail a reality. The paved trail is…

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Foundation grants to three OC schools

February 28, 2014

The Education Foundation of Oconee has awarded $5 thousand grants to three schools. And the money is to go to buying items that will raise student achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The grants go to Orchard Park Elementary, James Brown Elementary, and Keowee Elementary. Orchard Park is to use its $5 thousand…

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Verifying Oconee’s registry of sex offenders

February 28, 2014

On Monday and Tuesday of this past week, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the U-S Marshal’s Service carried out a joint operation to verify the addresses of 156 registered sex offenders who are believed to live in Oconee County. After a briefing held at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center, the deputies paired with a marshal to…

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Prisoner moved from Newberry to Oconee

February 28, 2014
Prisoner moved from Newberry to Oconee

 A 35-year old man has been returned to Oconee County where he faces a new charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Casey Demario Gaines of John Smith Road, Westminster was turned over yesterday to Oconee deputies by Newberry County deputies. He was denied a bond and remains in…

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Anglers to flock to region’s lakes

February 28, 2014

Hundreds of anglers, professionals and amateurs, are headed to the region next week for a pair of tournaments that promoters expect will fill the motels and help crowd the restaurants. Ken Sloan, the director of Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau, stopped by 96.3/WGOG today to draw attention to the 2014 Wal-Mart FLW Tour and…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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