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Evaluators to hear from superintendent

April 7, 2014

An outside education group hears this morning from Dr. Mile Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education. The group is in Oconee County as an evaluation of the district for the accrediting organization Advance Ed. A public presentation of the review team’s report is to be given during a special school board meeting at 2:30 Wednesday.  

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Pounding rain creates hazardous driving

April 7, 2014

If you are behind the wheel, good advice this morning is to slow down and proceed carefully. This morning’s pounding rain has created hazardous driving conditions. Puddles are quickly forming. Already a couple of highway problems have developed. State troopers report a tree in the road on Hopewell Church Road and the Toccoa Highway. Near…

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Drowning death ruled a suicide

April 7, 2014

The drowning death of a man in Lake Jocassee has been ruled a suicide by the Oconee coroner. The body of the 28-year old man was found in the lake near Salem Saturday afternoon. The man’s vehicle was observed by a park ranger Friday night and the death is believed to have occurred that night.

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Scott makes GOP’s weekly address

April 5, 2014

U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina delivered the Republican Party’s weekly address and said job creation is the country’s most important issue. And the state’s junior U-S senator used the GOP broadcast to call attention to his “SKILLS” legislation which he says would turn 35 separate workforce training programs into “one flexible Workforce Investment…

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Radio Auction tomorrow!

April 4, 2014

From your home, you can bid on items for sale. 96.3/WGOG stages another one of its popular radio auctions. It’ll take to the air at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning and last until 12 o’clock. If you haven’t obtained a bid number, there’ll be a one-hour window of opportunity tomorrow morning from 8 to 9 o’clock.…

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Oconee’s latest Economic Development Ambassador

April 4, 2014

The marketplace success for the auto sector products made by Seneca’s Borg Warner has parlayed into recognition for that plant’s general manager. Borg Warner’s Chris Walsh was officially named yesterday as one representing Oconee County as one of South Carolina’s newest economic development ambassadors. Walsh and others represent a variety of business and economic development…

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Project “Tau” is a Midwest company

April 4, 2014

Today’s key for a Minnesota company intending to open an operation at Seneca. Richard Blackwell, the chief Oconee economic development recruiter, says today is the day South Carolina is to decide incentives for what’s being touted as a 77-employee operation and at least $2.5 million investment. “We’re waiting on the State to bestow incentives for…

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Utility part of Streetscape to be bid

April 4, 2014

Drawings are to be prepared before Walhalla calls for contractor bids to undertake water and sewer line work which Mayor Danny Edwards says will be the next step in starting Streetscape downtown. Edwards says meetings have taken place involving the city’s utilities superintendent, a representative of the Streetscape project landscape engineering company, and Neal Workman,…

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Duncan talks energy production with Interior Secretary

April 4, 2014

A committee hearing at Washington gave Congressman Jeff Duncan the chance to talk Atlantic Ocean energy production with Sally Jewell, the U-S Secretary of the Interior. The occasion yesterday was a hearing on President Obama’s budget proposal for the Interior Department. Duncan, the Third District Republican from Laurens, raised questions about production, permitting of seismic…

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Seneca principal resigns

April 4, 2014
Seneca principal resigns

Oconee School District has released the following statement pertaining to Principal Idasa Cobb: “The principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School was placed on administrative leave, with pay, earlier this week. The principal has submitted her resignation to the School District of Oconee County, and there is a pending investigation by law enforcement. The principal has…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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