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Teenagers to test their biology knowledge

April 10, 2014

About 530 students from middle and high schools across South Carolina will come to Clemson University tomorrow to compete in the annual Biology Merit Exam. The event was established in 1979 to give students a “sneak peak” at college life and experience how science can be fun. The event provides a chance for students to…

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Chase UPDATE

April 10, 2014

At this hour, Oconee sheriff’s officers continue to look for a 27-year old man who is their suspect in a stolen vehicle case. The pursuit of that individual, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Curtis Justin Bearden, ended with an accident this morning near Seneca, on the Dave Nix Road. The Sheriff’s Office hopes members…

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Graham shows frustration during Senate hearing

April 10, 2014

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham questioned Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, about the Obama administration’s decision to put the MOX facility at Savannah River Site in ‘cold standby.” Graham opposes the decision, and he showed his frustration with the DOE secretary during the hearing. Their exchange is being replayed today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Chase near Seneca this morning

April 10, 2014

The investigation of a stolen vehicle case developed into a chase this morning near Seneca and the apparent wreck of the car the deputy was chasing. The accident scene is Return community—Sam Brown Road and Dave Nix Road. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said one of his deputies spotted the suspect stolen car and tried to stop…

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Two cars collide on 28 at W. Halfway Branch Road

April 9, 2014

A noon hour accident today mid way between Seneca and Walhalla involved two cars—one of which came in contact with a natural gas line. That necessitated a call for crews from Fort Hill Natural Gas. One of those involved in the accident was making arrangements to go to the hospital in a private vehicle. The…

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OSD recommended for re-accreditation

April 9, 2014

Oconee public schools may let out a satisfied breath of relief on hearing the news this afternoon that the district is being recommended for re-accreditation. It was evident during a special presentation to the county school trustees that a visit by a group of outside professional evaluators went swimmingly well. A former Asheville, North Carolina…

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Heavy rain simultaneous with start of spawning

April 9, 2014
Heavy rain simultaneous with start of spawning

 This week’s heavy rain that amounted to three inches for Lake Hartwell arrived simultaneous with the start of the spawning season. Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers have increased the releases from the dams, to ensure minimal impact on critical fish spawning. The releases are to continue until a target elevation of 600.5…

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OCPC to consider variance request

April 9, 2014

At their meeting next week, Oconee planning commissioners are to entertain a request to vary from the rear setback requirements for a new home under construction at Lake Chattooga in Mountain Rest. It’s an agenda item for the planning commission meeting 6 o’clock Monday night in the Oconee County Council Chambers.

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Effort to curb underage drinking draws attention

April 9, 2014

Efforts being made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office to help curb underage drinking are drawing plaudits in South Carolina’s capital city. In Columbia, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office received a recognition award during the April 1 South Carolina Underage Drinking Leadership Summit. The award was given by the South Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Teams. Lt. Jeremy Chapman says…

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Sirens (test only) to sound shortly!

April 9, 2014

The sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station are to be tested around 11:50 this morning. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • 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
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