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Dyar predicts roadside marker will be a must-see

March 24, 2014

The placement of a memorial marker to remember a World War Two plane crash is likely to become a popular roadside stop for motorists along highway 107 in northern Oconee, in the estimation of the county’s director of veterans’ affairs. Jerry Dyar emceed a Friday afternoon ceremony where the marker was unveiled a mile south…

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Candidates’ time tonight in Seneca

March 24, 2014

A League of Women Voters’ political forum tonight in Seneca features this year’s candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Everyone is invited to hear Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet at 6:30 in the Gignilliat Community Center Written questions will be accepted from the floor. Cain and Inabinett, both Republicans, hope to succeed the late…

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WGOG’s Kris Butts hurt in accident

March 24, 2014

96.3/WGOG’s Kris Butts is recuperating from injuries suffered in a weekend car accident near Seneca. The accident occurred at the traffic lights in front of Wal-Mart, and Kris’s car was demolished in the two-car accident.

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House fire under investigation near Seneca

March 24, 2014

A fire on Utica’s Gammell Street late Saturday night is being investigated as to its cause. The fire heavily damaged what’s believed to have been an abandoned house. Seneca fire fighters received the first call at 10:47.

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Airplane memorial marker now in place off 107

March 21, 2014

In upper Oconee, a roadside marker is now in place as a memorial to the Second World War era airplane that  crashed and the five servicemen who were killed. Oconeeans Jimmy Rankin and Jack Lombard took the honors this afternoon of unveiling the roadside marker on South Carolina 107—about a mile south of the entrance…

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At Seneca, Borg Warner named transfer case supplier for Toyota Tundra

March 21, 2014

Borg Warner manufacturing at Seneca is now the North American supplier of two-speed, part-time four wheel drive transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The formal announcement was saved for an elaborate event today at Borg Warner’s plant on the Wells Highway. It was an event headlined by Senator Lindsey Graham, by Borg Warner…

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Walhalla student to be honored in Columbia

March 21, 2014
Walhalla student to be honored in Columbia

  A student at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, Carson King, gets a trip to Columbia tomorrow where he is to be recognized as the state winner of the Palmetto Pride’s elementary art contest “Litter Trashes Everyone.” The recognition will pay off for Carson. He is to receive a $500 check. His school gets a check for…

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Trail dedication in Walhalla

March 21, 2014
Trail dedication in Walhalla

 Everyone is invited to Walhalla’s Sertoma Field tomorrow afternoon for the dedication of a newborn learning trail. The United Way of Oconee, in partnership with Heath’s Haven, promises free family fun and activities. Vendors will sell food items. The trail is to be dedicated between 12:30 and 1 o’clock. The fun and activities will last…

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Army training graduate

March 21, 2014

Army National Guard Pvt. John Douglas has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He’s the son of Ann and Robert Douglas of Seneca. Private Douglas is a 2012 graduate of Seneca High School.

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Prescribed burn today at Long Creek

March 21, 2014

A prescribed burn today will require the closing of a road at Long Creek. The U-S Forest Service plans to begin burning 1,710 acres in the vicinity of Spy Rock Road. And it’ll mean the Forest Service will close Spy Rock Road while the burn is underway.

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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