Senator touts the import of harbors and their channels

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott has joined a group of bi-partisan senators requesting spending levels for harbor maintenance at the amounts authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The funding is used to dredge and maintain America’s ports—including those in Charleston and Georgetown. Scott and the others call the country’s harbors and navigation channels a vital […]

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Thanksgiving message from the Heritage Center

A seasonal message today from the folks who operate the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. They wish for everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The museums will be closed tomorrow, but everyone is invited to bring families and friends on Friday and Saturday. The museum in Walhalla will operate 12 to 6 Friday and 10 to 3 Saturday. The General […]

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Citizens of South Oconee forming

In the aftermath of Voice of Southern Oconee, Citizens of South Oconee Alliance is forming. After the defeat of the one-cent capital project referendum, Voice of Southern Oconee announced plans to disband. But the group issued a statement today saying it is heartened that others have stepped forward. Some long-time area residents are forming the new alliance to communicate with […]

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Jeep stolen near Clemson

  Oconee County investigators believe someone broke through a locked fence to steal a red Jeep. In the weekend crime, a pickup-style 1991 Jeep Comanche with silver striping, was stolen from highway 123 near the Wells Highway. The rear glass contains lettering that reads Clemson 4×4 club. The vehicle tag is H-N-T-1-3-4. If you have information, you are asked to […]

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Tips for staying safe at holiday time

The busiest travel day and the day that is still regarded the busiest for holiday shopping are sufficient reasons for everyone to exercise caution this week. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is out with some tips to make the experience the easiest and safest it can be. The motor club AAA predicts more than 46 million people will travel by […]

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Senator issues statement on grand jury decision

Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, says a Missouri’s grand jury decision not to issue an indictment in the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown last summer is only one of a number of federal and state investigations.  And Scott said, “As federal and state officials continue to examine all the facts surrounding this tragedy and the subsequent events, […]

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Wellness and culinary delight at Oconee Memorial

For a second year, judges have applauded Oconee Memorial Hospital for its culinary talents as they relate to wellness. At last night’s board meeting, OMH Campus President Hunter Kome said hospital chefs and food preparers were the winners during a recent cooking well invitational in Charleston. The team of food preparers from OMH impressed the judges. On 96.3./WGOG NEWS Kome […]

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OMH board makeup changing

The makeup of the board that sets policy for the Oconee Memorial Hospital at the local level is changing. An announcement is expected today of the board’s selection of a new member. At last night’s meeting, with gratitude for jobs well done, Regional President Jeanne Ward and Board Chairman Rick Phillips bid farewell to Thelma Miller, Bo Wilhite, Dr. Ed […]

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Westminster man arrested in theft investigation

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a Westminster man at his Highland Avenue home Friday on theft charges from an investigation two weeks earlier on the Greenfield Road near the city limit. According to authorities, Tony Mitchell Mulkey was also charged with breaking into a motor vehicle at a home at the crime scene. Deputies began investigating November 4 after the homeowner […]

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