Roy Blackwell

Westminster – Roy Edward Blackwell, 54, husband of Rita Corvin Blackwell, 152 Big Ridge Road, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A memorial service will be held at 3 pm, Friday, December 30, 2016 from at Calvary Church of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Church of God Food Bank, […]

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Do you feel the holiday coming on?

Inevitably, no matter what business stop you make in Oconee and elsewhere this afternoon you will be greeted by a sign announcing that store’s business hours over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Yet some businesses are going to stay open tomorrow into Christmas Eve for the benefit of late shoppers and to keep those registers ringing with late 2016 […]

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Facemask key to lessening severity of head injuries

A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection. The researchers are Gregory Batt, an assistant professor in the Clemson food, nutrition and packaging sciences department; John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director […]

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Libraries to get some quieter time!

The Oconee County Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Friday, December 23, through Tuesday, December 27. The Seneca Branch closed at 6 last night. The library will also be closed Saturday, December 31, through Monday, January 2, for New Year’s. All branches reopen their normal hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. During the closings, the book […]

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The holidays at Tri-County Tech

Tri-County Technical College will be closed for the holidays Thursday, December 22, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017. The College will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. Important dates and deadlines for Spring Semester can be found on the College’s website at www.tctc.edu. Click on Academic Calendar

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WGOG to air Year in Review

  For many reasons, 2016 will go down as a year to be remembered.  Our review of the year’s local and area news highlights will be presented twice over the next week.  Stories and events such as a school shooting, the aftermath of a police shooting, and the creation of a new kind of school in Salem are among the […]

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Cain would relinquish chair if….

Seneca’s Paul Cain says he would be willing to step aside as Oconee County Council chairman if someone else on the council would like the duty as the council member who presides at meetings and is looked to as a spokesman for the five-member body.  Cain is completing his first year as chairman, and the council is set to re-organize […]

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