Blog Archives

Official groundbreaking at 5!

May 20, 2013
By

Everyone is invited to the graded property for a new Walhalla High School for this afternoon’s 5 o’clock ceremony to officially break ground. In a 96/3/WGOG NEWS interview, District One trustee Jerry Lee expressed no worries that a delay in deciding exactly how much to spend on the project will interfere with the district’s goal…

Read more »

Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

May 20, 2013
By
Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

Children held fingers to their ears. Others applauded, as an old school bell rang loud and true apparently as ever. And Jerry Opperman said, “Sounds just right!” Those three words were important to a large crowd Saturday afternoon in front of the Keowee Elementary School. The former school bell, restored by the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department,…

Read more »

It’s budget time in Seneca!

May 20, 2013
By

The Seneca mayor and council pay close attention tonight to their finance director, Joel Seavey. It’s budget time in Oconee’s largest municipality. All city budgets are scheduled for the first of two required public readings during a 6:30 meeting tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. The meeting location is a change from the normal location…

Read more »

Oconee boasts 30 graduates!

May 20, 2013
By

Thirty members of Oconee fire and rescue operations are graduates of a “Beyond Helmets & Hoses” leadership seminar. The 16-hour program took place over the weekend to help enhance the quality of leaders in emergency services’ work. Oconee Emergency Services partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Pierce Fire Apparatus and the National Fallen…

Read more »

Ball is in Scott Moulder’s court

May 17, 2013
By

Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter, chairman of the budget committee, said Friday he and his colleagues were awaiting Administrator Scott Moulder’s response to the council’s offer of a pay increase for 2013-14. Apparently it’s the major aspect left unresolved in a new, three-year contract for Moulder, county administrator since 2010. According to Moulder, the council…

Read more »

Looking forward to his clients’ day in court

May 17, 2013
By

A defense lawyer looks forward to his clients day in court next month to try to counteract a judge’s preliminary ruling that gaming machines seized last month are illegal. “Some of the machines print tickets showing there’s no cash value and say the machines comply with state law,” Gruber Sires of Seneca told reporters this…

Read more »

Possibilities in the OC job pipeline

May 17, 2013
By

Among on-going attempts by the office of Oconee Economic Development to recruit new manufacturing jobs is a company with interest of moving to Oconee County. It’s a project the ED office refers to as “Project May.” Richard Blackwell, ED recruiter, said, “They will be closing facility outside the state and moving operations here, along with…

Read more »

Blackwell: “Business is good”

May 17, 2013
By

On a day when the state reports jobless claims continue to drop, Oconee’s top economic development recruiter said local business is good and the addition of even one new job on Main Street is something to relish. The state Department of Employment and Workforce reports the adjusted unemployment rate statewide in April fell to 8%.…

Read more »

Boxing the MOX

May 17, 2013
By

Senators from South Carolina and Georgia are warning the federal government that budget cuts affecting a Savannah River Site project portend a worsening relationship between the states and Washington. The Republican senators this week sent the Obama administration a letter calling for continued funding, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s senior senator, took to the Senate…

Read more »

Crimestoppers alert posted

May 17, 2013
By
Crimestoppers alert posted

A Crimestoppers alert has been posted for a Seneca area man who, authorities say, eluded deputies yesterday morning near the SC 188-Biggerstaff Road intersection. Deputies attempting to serve arrest warrants on Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr. say Patterson ran. He was last seen near Shoreline Drive. The 34-year old Patterson was wearing a black t-shirt and…

Read more »

WGOG > Articles by: Dick Mangrum > Page 224

Weather

Calendar

  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 16, 2014 2:00 pmSpring-time Celebrations at OCPL
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
AEC v1.0.4