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Ruling ahead in ex-teacher’s lawsuit

April 7, 2014

Circuit Court Judge Cordell Maddox told attorneys today they can expect a ruling on whether a former teacher’s lawsuit may go forward in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Former R-C Edwards Junior High teacher Mariam Noorai’s allegations of harassment, defamation and conspiracy are contained in what now is a three-year old lawsuit against the Pickens…

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Officers to be elected this week

April 7, 2014

In a meeting this week, the Oconee Arts and Historical Commission will elect officers and review by-laws. The commissioners meet at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Subcommittee studies Bill Sandifer legislation

April 7, 2014

An Oconee state lawmaker is hopeful that there’s an enticement the state can offer to increase the numbers of physicians and other medical care workers who donate service to the state’s free medical clinics. Oconee’s Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, in Seneca, is considered a model for free clinics, but needs more medical professionals to volunteer.…

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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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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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