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Straight party-line vote in the Senate

September 27, 2013

The Senate in Washington voted today on straight party line against the House-passed provision that defunds Obamacare. All Senate Republicans, including South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, voted in favor of de-funding. The vote was 45-54. In a statement from Washington, Graham said, “I fought and voted against Obamacare in 2010. Since then, I have tried to…

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New digital messages for responders

September 27, 2013

Information from IPad tablets is being made available to as many as 440 Oconee County responders to help them better respond to emergencies. Charlie King, Oconee County Fire Chief, announces that a digital messaging system, from the company Active911, provides fire fighters riding trucks headed to an emergency scene with information about closest hydrants and…

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Accident on the Highlands Highway

September 27, 2013

One person is reported to have suffered minor injury in an accident shortly after 10:30 this morning on SC 28/Highlands Highway in the vicinity of the entrance to Stumphouse Tunnel Park. The accident temporarily left one lane blocked to traffic.

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Gala to benefit Oconee Heritage Center

September 27, 2013

The organization that preserves and interprets Oconee’s history and heritage will benefit from a November gala, and tickets for that event are now on sale. This year’s harvest moon gala is called “Moonshine & Moonlight”—-in recognition that, with the proper permit, you can now make what used to be a strict no-no. Leslie White, director/curator,…

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White-tailed deer on the roam!

September 27, 2013

A state deer biologist says white-tailed deer are constantly on the roam, and motorists across South Carolina should be constantly aware. “As the states’ human population increases and more people move to the country which increases commuting traffic, increases in deer-human encounters should be expected,” said Charles Ruth, DNR Deer/Turkey Program Coordinator. White-tailed deer are…

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Seneca restaurateur at the head of the Scott fan club

September 27, 2013

Costas Bakogiannis may live and work in Lindsey Graham country, but it’s South Carolina’s junior U-S senator whom Bakogiannis admires the most. The part owner of Seneca Family Restaurant, Bakogiannis made clear in a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview that he’s fond of 10-year Senator Graham, but it’s the first-year Senator Tim Scott for which he has…

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Homecoming this weekend at Clemson

September 27, 2013

Homecoming weekend starts at Clemson at 7 tonight with the annual Tigerama pep rally. Tonight’s theme is “Paw Prints in the Sand.” Tickets bought in advance are $8 for adults and $6 for students and children. At the door, they cost $10. All proceeds go to the Blue Key Tigerama Scholarship Fund. A free Tiger…

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No fire found at Westminster school

September 27, 2013

School is in session this morning on regular schedule at West-Oak Middle School—in spite of the presence of fire fighters and their equipment. No fire occurred there. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, a caller apparently mistook the sight of steam from a heating and air conditioning unit as smoke. But steam was all…

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Theft alert

September 27, 2013

Clemson and surrounding cities are experiencing a rash of thefts from motor vehicles and garage areas. The thieves have been targeting mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles. The Clemson police say the most recent thefts have occurred within the Maple Drive and Holly areas. The police say the arrests of two people Wednesday revealed them to be…

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Lucas return date November 4

September 27, 2013

Oconee’s superintendent of education, Dr. Mike Lucas, says Monday, November 4 is the date he is marking on his calendar to return to work. Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, quotes Lucas as saying his recovery from a heart procedure early this month is going very well.  

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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