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Flooding cancels outdoor movie showing

August 9, 2013

Where you can watch an outdoor movie these days? Well, one place is Clemson’s Nettles Park during its summer movie series. But not tonight! The city has announced that because of flooding at Nettles Park tonight’s showing of “Hotel Transylvania” has been cancelled.

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Potential ripple effect within OSD

August 9, 2013

At Devil’s Fork State Park next week, Oconee school trustees will retreat for a brainstorming session that could impact the campuses of both Walhalla Middle School and Hamilton Career Center near Seneca. Trustees Chairman Andy Inabinet confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS that one of the topics is to be what eventually happens to the building and…

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Open letter to President and the Congress

August 9, 2013

Clemson President James Barker and 164 other university presidents and chancellors called on leaders in Washington to increase investment in research and education and close the “innovation deficit.” In an open letter to President Obama and Congress, the presidents and chancellors wrote that closing the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and…

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“Before leaving D.C”

August 9, 2013

Before leaving Washington, D-C for Congress’s annual August recess, Congressman Jeff Duncan got a look at classified briefing material on the current global terror threat. The Republican lawmaker from Laurens makes reference to that classified material during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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OSB to address the future for two campuses

August 9, 2013

In a retreat-style meeting, Oconee County school trustees are going to address the future for two Walhalla school campuses that may feel a domino-type effect once the new high school is opened in 2015. What to do about the existing middle and high school buildings off 183 was a topic for last year’s retreat meeting.…

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Lodge makes donation to shelter fund

August 9, 2013

With gratitude, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has accepted a new contribution to the fund to pay for Oconee’s first shelter to protect individuals from domestic violence. The Woodman of the World Lodge of Oconee made a $1 thousand donation, and Crenshaw promised he’ll deliver the donation to Safe Harbor. Woodman of the World is a fraternal…

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A week of in jail and out of jail

August 9, 2013

For one Oconee man, it has been a week of in jail, out of jail, and back in jail. Sheriff’s officers report Leamon Grant Phillips, 62, of Loop Road, Westminster was arrested on two occasions this week—charged with shoplifting and obtaining goods under false pretense. By early afternoon yesterday, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Phillips…

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Dam operators urged to prepare for storms

August 9, 2013

Owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to provide additional storage for the anticipated rainfall,” said John Poole with DHEC’s dam…

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’63 March on Washington to be remembered in Seneca

August 8, 2013

The march credited with helping pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts of the 1960s will be commemorated this month by the Oconee Public Library. A program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington takes place 6:30 p-m Tuesday, August 27 at the Seneca Library. Gail Johnson, a Seneca woman who…

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The cry against cuts in state aid heard at Hilton Head

August 8, 2013

Back from a conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties, an Oconee County councilman says the hue and cry over reduced state aid to local government was heard during this summer’s meeting at Hilton Head Island. Paul Corbeil, the District One county councilman, said from conference sessions he picked up information valuable 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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