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Attorney to declare for office

January 30, 2014

An attorney in Seneca makes an announcement tomorrow that he’ll be a candidate for this year’s special election to fill a vacancy on the Oconee County Council. Paul Cain plans to make his announcement of candidacy at his office tomorrow morning. He’ll seek to succeed the late Archie Barron, who represented District Three.

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Most roads are dry

January 30, 2014

Most South Carolina roads are dry this morning, but the DOT cautions the driving public that secondary roads are still covered with snow or ice, as temperatures fell below freezing for the entire state. Travel on secondary roads is liable to be treacherous in sections and is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge…

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Getting back to normal, sort of

January 30, 2014

Oconee County public schools are closed for a second full day. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “Because of conditions in the more rural areas/elevations of the district, schools will remain closed on Thursday, January 30 in Oconee County.” Oconee County offices and services, including the convenience centers, will open at 10:30 this morning. That’s the…

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Fire fighter’s condition improves

January 29, 2014

An Oconee volunteer fire fighter is an intensive care patient at a Greenville hospital with injuries from a late night accident on a snowy road. But David Wagers’ condition is improving, according to a report received by Walter Lee, assistant chief of the Friendship Fire Department. At the time, the car left the Martin Creek…

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Areas to avoid!

January 29, 2014

State troopers are busy trying to handle Oconee County traffic accidents on an icy morning. Among the mishaps: 505 Shiloh Road at Brentwood Drive; Martin Creek Road at Meldau; and Seed Farm Road. Injuries were reported in an accident on the West-Oak Highway and Greenfield Road.

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Responder in wreck on way to call

January 29, 2014

Sections of two Oconee County roads south of Seneca have been described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as examples of the worst iced-over roads in the county. And one of those roads, the Martin Creek Road, was the scene late last night of a one-car accident that injured the driver and required his transport to a Greenville…

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No formal order, yet

January 29, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS learned this week that a formal written order to settle an Oconee County zoning dispute has yet to be submitted for the signature of the presiding judge. Once it’s signed by Judge Lawton McIntosh, the case of Jennings, McMahan and others against Oconee County will be final—unless there’s an appeal. McIntosh ruled late…

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1″ snow!

January 29, 2014

One inch of snow doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s enough to bring smiles to those who enjoy the scenery. While some areas apparently received up to three inches, the gauge read in Walhalla by Barbara Wilson, official weather observer, showed 1” of the white stuff. But there remain a couple of more months…

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The continued drop in patient stays

January 29, 2014

December and the influenza that accompanies the month often means higher patient volumes at the Oconee Medical Center. But not this past December. “We averaged 58 patients per day in the hospital during December, which is unusually low for a winter month when we typically see more illness related to influenza and respiratory ailments in…

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Public’s help needed to solve burglary

January 29, 2014

If you have the right information, you can help Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve a business burglary now two months old. It happened Tuesday, November 26 at the State Farm Insurance office at 1701 Sandifer Boulevard. In the early morning hours, a deputy found a back door pried open. Several office drawers were found open and…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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