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Walhalla to get new city councilman perhaps soon!

September 25, 2013

Walhalla will get a new city councilman, apparently even before the November election. Danny Woodward is the only ballot candidate to fill an unexpired term and, according to an Oconee election worker, faces no declared write-in opposition from anyone who had a two-week period from the closing of filing to emerge. So, it means Woodward’s…

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Tax bills to hit the mail

September 25, 2013

The U-S mail next week can expect to process as many as 74,000 Oconee County tax bills that’ll make their way from Columbia to county property owners. Those bills, printed for Oconee County by Lazer Print Plus in the Capital City, are a reminder of season’s change as much as they are a reminder of…

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Graham wants special exemption ended

September 25, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham wants to eliminate the special Congressional exemption under Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act. A statement from the South Carolina Republican’s office today reads: “America will suffer under Obamacare and Congress should be no different. I support the Vitter Amendment to end the special Obamacare exemption and force Congress to live under this…

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NRC finishes fire inspection report at ONS

September 25, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission completed a fire inspection last month at the Oconee Nuclear Station. This week the government watchdog sent a 42-page report to Scott Batson, Oconee Site Vice President for Duke Energy, documenting what its inspectors found at Units 1, 2, and 3. The cover letter to Batson reads, “Two NRC-identified findings related…

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SHS recognizes National Merit students

September 25, 2013
SHS recognizes National Merit students

 A Seneca High senior, Emily Barber, is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of Emily and 16 thousand other semifinalists. Those academically-talented students have the chance to continue in the competition for 8 thousand scholarships worth about $35 million to be offered next spring.…

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A second year of free credit monitoring

September 25, 2013

South Carolina is turning to a different company to provide free credit protection for state residents whose personal information was potentially compromised by last year’s computer breech at the State Department of Revenue. According to an announcement by Marcia Adams, Budget and Control Board Director, Texas-based CS Identity Corporation has been awarded a contract to…

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Football stadium begins to take shape!

September 25, 2013

A new football stadium has begun to take shape at the Walhalla High School construction project. And the acting superintendent for Oconee public schools clarifies a report about how soon athletic facilities at the new complex will be ready for use. Contractors have begun to pour the walls for the visitors’ side of the stadium…

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Park Ranger to speak to Rotary Club

September 25, 2013

The park ranger at Oconee Station State Park, Scott Alexander, speaks tomorrow to the Seneca Rotary Club. He’ll be talking about all of the state parks in Oconee County. Originally, Congressman Jeff Duncan was to have been the speaker. But events in Washington require the congressman’s presence there. And it means that Duncan’s talk tomorrow…

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Meet “Elbow Grease’s” Shirley and Zboyovski

September 24, 2013
Meet “Elbow Grease’s” Shirley and Zboyovski

  Two young men with indispensable behind the scene parts in a new movie to be shot in Seneca and other parts of Oconee County paid a visit today to 96.3/WGOG and shared their enthusiasm for a southern comedy to be filmed locally for much of October. The movie “Elbow Grease”, to be headlined by Burt…

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Frances Earle’s murder may not have been random

September 24, 2013
Frances Earle’s murder may not have been random

 The murder of an elderly woman near Seneca four years ago may turn out to have been an act that was far from random. In fact, according to an investigator, the killer may have considered it a crime of opportunity. Frances Earle was shot to death. But it’s believed the criminal set fire to the…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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