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Votes added, order of finish unchanged

April 3, 2014

The Oconee Election Commission has certified the votes cast in this week’s special primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. A handful of votes were added to each candidate’s total, but the order of finish remains unchanged. It means that Andy Inabinet is now the official winner of Tuesday’s primary. This morning three votes were…

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Protect My Clemson Family Campaign

April 3, 2014

Sexual violence remains a major issue on college campuses, such as Clemson University, and two members of the university Student Senate dropped by 96.3/WGOG Radio this morning to discuss the problem and the pro-active approach being taken there to eliminate or reduce the problem. As part of a campaign at the university, thousands of students…

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Special school trustees meeting

April 3, 2014

Oconee school trustees are being called into a special meeting next week—part of which will deal with what an outside group of educators thinks about the quality of public education in the county. An external review team headed by Dr. Michael Lodico will present AdvanceED’s exit report of the team’s evaluation of the Oconee School…

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Graham opposes visa for Iranian emissary

April 3, 2014

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham opposes a visa for Iran’s emissary to the United Nations. The South Carolina Republican does not want Hamid Aboutalebia to be able to travel in the U-S. In a statement from Washington, Graham said, “The very idea Iran would appoint someone to represent them at the United Nations in New York—who…

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Scott offers offshore energy-related bill

April 3, 2014

South Carolina’s junior U-S senator, Tim Scott, has announced his Southern Energy Access Jobs Act legislation that he says would reverse the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore Atlantic energy production. The Charleston Republican touted thousands of jobs that he says would be created by tapping into energy resources in the Atlantic.  

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The future for the nation’s electrical infrastructure

April 3, 2014

The United States’ electrical infrastructure is about 100 years old and ruled by alternating current, or AC. But the modern world around us—household appliances, laptop computers, cell phones and devices—is powered by direct current, or DC. A conference this week in Charleston is showing how the world is witnessing a transformation in electricity generation, delivery…

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Below-average rainfall trend continues

April 3, 2014

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average rainfall. The Army Corps reports that trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Hartwell and Russell sub-basins both recorded 3.9 inches of rain in March. That equates to 79.7% of…

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Autism awareness this month!

April 3, 2014

Across South Carolina, it’s Autism Awareness Month. And Governor Haley proclaimed Tuesday as Autism Awareness Day. According to the South Carolina Autism Awareness Society, autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans and more than 52 thousand South Carolinians. The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of an early diagnosis and the positive effects that…

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Moulder foresees no tax increase

April 3, 2014

There’s at least one thing Oconee property owners can count on this year from their county government. At least as far as the county administrator sees it, he’ll recommend no property tax increase for 2014. Administrator Scott Moulder gave a budget update this week to the County Council. He acknowledged that department head requests are…

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Clemson pursues business-friendly policy

April 3, 2014

Few things can be more frustrating than paperwork. With that in mind, the city of Clemson is pursuing a business-friendly process for business owners. Clemson is one of 29 South Carolina municipalities taking steps to make a dent in paperwork complexity by offering a standardized business license application. While the application is targeted to transient…

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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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