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Delegation calls meeting!

June 13, 2014

State Representative Bill Sandifer, chairman of the Oconee Legislative Delegation, has announced a joint meeting of the state lawmakers and the Oconee County Council—for the purpose of open dialogue between the two political bodies. The meeting takes place 7:30 Monday night, June 30 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center. No agenda has been established. The meeting is…

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McCall foresees power shift

June 12, 2014

Wayne McCall foresees in the election of two new Oconee County Council members a change in power. And the District Two councilman is pleased, as evidenced during this afternoon’s interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS. In his time on council, McCall frequently has embraced and reveled in the role of a maverick. That could change, starting in…

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Workman allegedly breaks into home near Walhalla

June 12, 2014
Workman allegedly breaks into home near Walhalla

  A man doing work at a home near Walhalla while the family was on vacation has been arrested and charged with breaking into that home and stealing. Law enforcement reports today identify the man arrested as James Anthony Reed. Two addresses are listed for the 23-year old Reed: Allen Street, Seneca and Redland Ranch Road…

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Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

June 12, 2014
Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

A Clemson University senior lecturer who helped improve the understanding of thermal hydraulics as France became a world leader in nuclear power is looking forward to fall semester after wrapping up a year bookended by two honors. Jean Marc Delhaye won a Clemson University teaching award almost exactly a year after a professional society recognized…

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Produce coupons went quickly

June 12, 2014

Five-hundred coupons, each worth $25 worth of produce, went quickly this week at the Oconee United Way in Seneca. This summer’s supply of coupons was exhausted by the first hour of the second day of the hand-outs. And while those coupons are now in the hands of deserving senior citizens, the United Way is hopeful…

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State law supecedes Oconee’s

June 12, 2014

The stroke of a pen this week by Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that makes texting while driving illegal throughout South Carolina. It supercedes all other ordinances, such as Oconee County’s first-year law that forbids drivers’ use of communication devices while their vehicles are in motion. It also means that driving in…

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Two Soil and Water seats available this year

June 12, 2014

Two seats on Oconee County’s Soil and Water Conservation Commission are available during this year’s November General Election. But to land a space on the ballot, a candidate must first collect 100 signatures of county residents by petition. The two seats available this year are those seats currently held by Bob Winchester and Carol Hendrix,…

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FBI focus on laser threats to aircraft

June 12, 2014

A new FBI national campaign is aimed at stopping people from pointing lasers at aircraft. It’s a federal violation that presents danger to the pilots, passengers and those on the ground. The FBI offers a reward of up to $10 thousand for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser…

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Marines coming to Upstate for R&R

June 12, 2014

The public is invited to take part in a welcoming patriotic parade Monday, June 23 to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—as well as a group from the Marine Corps Upstate Wounded Warrior Regiment. About 40 Marines are expected. Individuals and businesses are asked to help line the parade route with signs, flag…

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Chamber members asked to weigh-in

June 12, 2014

The members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce are being asked by their home office to indicate whether they favor a pair of questions for the November General Election ballot. One is whether chamber members support a one-cent sales tax increase to fund a variety of betterment projects across the county—such as new libraries and…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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