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Volunteers make OC libraries better

April 17, 2014
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Volunteers remain vital to making Oconee libraries go. Three of those volunteers walked away with recognition from last week’s awards and recognition dinner—the fourth annual event. The Lucile Bellotte Moore Award went to Nancy Ann Woods. She volunteers as the Friends of the Library membership chair, attends meetings of the area Newcomers, and maintains and…

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Kaufman Park restrooms near completion

April 17, 2014
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Recent sunny weather has enabled workers to bring the project to add restrooms to Walhalla’s Kaufmann Park to near completion. The final steps apparently are pouring the concrete for the walkways and installing the light fixtures. Saved to the last was the underpinning, as Maxie Duke says, money is tight and further sources unknown. But…

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Three CU runners to compete in Boston Marathon

April 17, 2014
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Three runners from Clemson University are entered in this year’s Boston Marathon. Two of them are a husband-and-wife team. They are faculty member Heather Dunn and her husband, Wally, a grants coordinator in the College of Engineering and Science. She will be running with the Dana-Farber Marathon team in honor of another Clemson faculty member…

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Life jacket loaner board added to Chau-Ram Park

April 17, 2014
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Chau Ram Park near Westminster is the third Oconee County location to offer a life jacket loaner program for park visitors. Phil Shirley, county PRT director, says, “The addition of the loaner kiosk brings awareness to those entering the water to take one if they don’t have one to use. We have 10-15 life jackets…

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Newspaperman reflects back on murder trial

April 16, 2014
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Murder cases are not uncommon in the Florida’s Gulf Coast area of Sarasota. But it’s rare for the defense to argue temporary insanity for its client. This is the day after a jury there found Oconee County resident Michael Rice guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philippe Nahon in 2012 at an…

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Does Paul Cain still have a chance May 20?

April 16, 2014
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Paul Cain lost the special Oconee Republican primary April 1 for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. However, from information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Cain could still win on a write-in during the special May 20 general election. Cain’s opponent, Andy Inabinet, goes into next month’s election the only ballot candidate. But there is to be…

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Hands-free now the law

April 16, 2014
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In Oconee County, you may continue to drive and talk on the phone, but your portable device must be hands-free. After a public hearing, the county council last night adopted a distracted driving law that forbids the use of cell phones, including texting, throughout the unincorporated areas—-unless your portable phone can be operated with hands-free…

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Hiker hurt on the Foothills Trail

April 16, 2014
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Rescuers from two states are coming to aid of a hiker at this hour on the Foothills Trail. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says the hiker is believed to have injured an ankle and it’s a matter of the rescuers gaining access to her exact location. The rescue operation is the vicinity of…

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New CU Prez. to be installed

April 16, 2014
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Dr. James Clements will be installed as the 15th president of Clemson University Friday, May 9—the day for the spring commencement ceremonies. University presidential inaugurations typically are stand-alone events. But Clements will deliver his inaugural address in three short segments at each of the graduation ceremonies that day.

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Smith to retire June 30

April 16, 2014
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Health issues are pushing up David Smith’s plans to retire as Westminster city administrator. The mayor and council have accepted Smith’s plans to retire June 30. In the meantime, about 30 people have answered an ad to serve as assistant administrator. But Smith says the city will now have to change the search to that…

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