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“Before leaving D.C”

August 9, 2013
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Before leaving Washington, D-C for Congress’s annual August recess, Congressman Jeff Duncan got a look at classified briefing material on the current global terror threat. The Republican lawmaker from Laurens makes reference to that classified material during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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OSB to address the future for two campuses

August 9, 2013
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In a retreat-style meeting, Oconee County school trustees are going to address the future for two Walhalla school campuses that may feel a domino-type effect once the new high school is opened in 2015. What to do about the existing middle and high school buildings off 183 was a topic for last year’s retreat meeting.…

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Lodge makes donation to shelter fund

August 9, 2013
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With gratitude, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has accepted a new contribution to the fund to pay for Oconee’s first shelter to protect individuals from domestic violence. The Woodman of the World Lodge of Oconee made a $1 thousand donation, and Crenshaw promised he’ll deliver the donation to Safe Harbor. Woodman of the World is a fraternal…

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A week of in jail and out of jail

August 9, 2013
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For one Oconee man, it has been a week of in jail, out of jail, and back in jail. Sheriff’s officers report Leamon Grant Phillips, 62, of Loop Road, Westminster was arrested on two occasions this week—charged with shoplifting and obtaining goods under false pretense. By early afternoon yesterday, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Phillips…

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Dam operators urged to prepare for storms

August 9, 2013
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Owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to provide additional storage for the anticipated rainfall,” said John Poole with DHEC’s dam…

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’63 March on Washington to be remembered in Seneca

August 8, 2013
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The march credited with helping pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts of the 1960s will be commemorated this month by the Oconee Public Library. A program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington takes place 6:30 p-m Tuesday, August 27 at the Seneca Library. Gail Johnson, a Seneca woman who…

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The cry against cuts in state aid heard at Hilton Head

August 8, 2013
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Back from a conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties, an Oconee County councilman says the hue and cry over reduced state aid to local government was heard during this summer’s meeting at Hilton Head Island. Paul Corbeil, the District One county councilman, said from conference sessions he picked up information valuable to the…

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Mike Lucas doesn’t hold back

August 8, 2013
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  The polite and articulate Oconee District Superintendent of Education comports himself not in a shy way when expressing what he believes is best for today’s students. It’s in keeping, Dr. Lucas says, with the confidence the county trustees have in him. And so, at times, Lucas may ruffle a feather or two by challenging…

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Alliance hears Lucas’s message of change

August 8, 2013
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The classroom teacher he once was, Dr. Mike Lucas used the audience at today’s meeting of the Oconee Alliance to give his views on many things educational—how well Oconee’s students fare and how well they fare when compared to students nearby and afar. One measurement of that is a common core of standards, set to…

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Apple luncheon speaker announced

August 8, 2013
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The 52nd South Carolina Apple Festival next month in Westminster will attract a state leader as its featured luncheon speaker. Sandra Powell of the Greater Westminster Chamber of Commerce this morning announced Duane Parrish, director of the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism as the featured speaker for the Friday, September 6 luncheon, sponsored by…

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