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Autopsy report: A public record?

February 5, 2014

The Oconee County coroner, like his colleagues statewide, is following with interest what the state’s high court has to say about an autopsy report. Is it a private medical record to be held from the general public or an investigative document that is subject to the South Carolina Freedom of Information law? The State Supreme…

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Burglary suspect sought

February 5, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers were tracking a man who is reported to have attempted to burglarize a home this morning near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating since shortly before 9 this morning after being told that the homeowner confronted the intruder and fired a shot, though the homeowner believes the shot missed. The burglary…

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A Clemson regulatory board feeling “pressure”

February 5, 2014

A regulatory board at Clemson is weighing citizen protest as it takes two more months before deciding whether another high-rise building may be added to the city’s landscape. Clemson resident Linda Gahan tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that enough is enough, especially as it impacts her neighborhood behind College Avenue. A Clemson resident since 1968, Gahan was…

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Bagwell fans again on tax hike bid

February 5, 2014

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem has once again failed in an attempt to convince his colleagues of the need to raise taxes. A T-J Bagwell motion that came out of last night’s meeting of the city council and its department heads failed to attract a second. And Bagwell’s idea for a tiered property tax increase of two…

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Power outage

February 5, 2014

We are getting word that at least some of the parts of Seneca affected by an electric power outage this morning have seen the power back on. The outage, as long as it lasted, affected among others—Seneca Middle School. But the latest we have is that power is restored.

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Walhalla’s problematic 2011 trash truck

February 5, 2014

James Moore can only shake his head when he recites the history of Walhalla’s two-and-a-half year old sanitation truck. Moore, director of the city public works department, says he has been forced to send the truck to the repair shop six times—requiring two tow truck bills. But he’s hoping now for better times. Moore indicated…

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Clemson angle to National Signing Day

February 5, 2014

Clemson University communication studies students and faculty track conversations around the country today in the Social Media Listening Center as college football prospects sign their letters of intent on National Signing Day. Much like the NFL Draft for the pros, National Signing Day is a big day for student athletes and many schools have events…

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Taking recycling seriously

February 5, 2014

An Oconee County councilman says the county should take recycling more seriously. And Wayne McCall last night said he’s not just talking about county government, but everyone in the community. McCall, who chairs the council committee dealing with solid waste issues, gave a report to council that amounted to a pep talk for Oconee County…

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Take recycling more seriously

February 5, 2014

An Oconee County councilman says the county should take recycling more seriously. And Wayne McCall last night said he’s not just talking about county government, but everyone in the community. McCall, who chairs the council committee dealing with solid waste issues, gave a report to council that amounted to a pep talk for Oconee County…

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Tax deal terminated

February 5, 2014

A fee-in-place-of-tax arrangement between Oconee County and one of its mainstay members of the industrial community is no more—the result of a first and final reading of a resolution during last night’s county council meeting. But it doesn’t mean that the manufacturer, Parkway Products, is going anywhere other than its highway 28 Bountyland location. According…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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