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Reward set in Toccoa, Georgia homicide case

May 20, 2014
Reward set in Toccoa, Georgia homicide case

 A reward fund has been established for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for the murder in March of a 28-year old man at Toccoa, Georgia. Montevious Flentall was found dead at 8 o’clock on the morning of March 18 on Pageland Drive. Three persons were seen leaving the…

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Westminster search down to two

May 20, 2014

Westminster announced today that the city’s search to find a replacement city administrator is down to two men. “The first finalist is Al Leonard, Jr. of Tabor City, North Carolina. The second finalist is Jeffrey Lord of Walterboro, South Carolina,” according to the announcement from David Smith, current Westminster administrator. Westminster City Council intends to…

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Safe Harbor ribbon-cutting

May 20, 2014

Plans are in the works for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this summer to mark the opening of Safe Harbor, Oconee’s first shelter for victims of domestic violance. Safe Harbor supporters tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS the date will be Tuesday, July 8 and the location will be the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The actual location of the…

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Candidates talk Tri-County Tech

May 20, 2014

The hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council may not agree on whether county residents wanting to enroll at Tri-County Technical College are actually able to enroll for courses they need, but they do agree that Tech must build an Oconee County campus. And one of the candidates, Paul Corbeil, predicted last night…

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80 to 85 voters so far in Seneca

May 20, 2014

In the first three hours of voting, 80 to 85 people had cast ballots in Seneca–the largest voting precincts across Oconee County Council District Three. That equates to about 30 an hour.  Voting to fill an unexpired council term is also taking place today at two other locations, in Utica and Newry. Voting today is…

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Elementary principal appointed

May 20, 2014
Elementary principal appointed

 Oconee School District announced the selection today of a new elementary school principal in Seneca. The county trustees have accepted Marie Simmons, current principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, as the new principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School. Simmons’ hiring is effective July 1. Of her 15 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator, Simmons spent…

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Jail grading completed

May 20, 2014

Oconee County now has a flat surface on which to construct its $16 milllion jail. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says now that grading is complete, underground utilities and building foundations are next.

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Traffic stop produces meth lab

May 20, 2014

An Oconee deputy’s traffic stop on a car during the early morning hours yesterday produced what authorities refer to as a shake-and-bake meth lab inside a small car and resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman. A right turn onto W. Halfway Branch Road by a 1994 Toyota Camry after going left…

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April money-loser for OMC

May 20, 2014

As Oconee Medical Center proceeds down the path toward joining the Greenville Health System, the hospital has recorded another money-losing month. April’s numbers, delivered last night to a meeting of the OMC board of directors, came in at $163,014 in expenses over revenues. For the hospital year that started October 1, excess of revenue over…

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Programming note!

May 20, 2014

Here is a programming note: Because 96.3/WGOG is carrying Furman University baseball today, all regular noon hour programming—including Flea Market—will not be heard today. Air time for today’s play-in game between Furman and UNC-Greensboro is 11:45 this morning, with first pitch at noon.

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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