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Election development!

January 6, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS learned this morning that all four Seneca incumbents will run for new terms in office. And all four–Durham, Ward, Riley, and Alewine–plan to show up at noon today in Walhalla for the start of qualifying. As one of them termed it, the turnout is to demonstrate that the four are running “as a…

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Getting political in Seneca!

January 6, 2014

It’s time for Seneca residents to get serious about their city government. Candidate qualifying opens today for Seneca’s March 11 election—when the voters will be asked to fill four of the eight council seats. Those council members whose seats expire this year and who are eligible to run again are Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest…

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Unemployment fraud in Pickens County

January 6, 2014

A Pickens County woman is one of three South Carolinians who pleaded guilty and were sentenced for making a false statement or misrepresentation with the intent to defraud the Department of Employment and Workforce. Thomasina Hicks, 29-year old Central resident, received unemployment benefits between 2009 and 2011 based on her weekly certifications that she was…

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Hikers airlifted from park

January 6, 2014

The North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) airlifted three stranded South Carolina hikers who spent a bitterly cold and wet night on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three were taken to Asheville’s Mission Hospital. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags,…

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Tech touts study

January 6, 2014

Tri-County Technical College is drawing attention to a new study that re-enforces the idea that it pays to invest in education. Tech commissioned an outside company to analyze the socio-economic benefits and return investment of the college that serves Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. “Probably the best example is that folks are going to work.…

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Pet food donated to Tamassee shelter

January 6, 2014

The Salem branch of the Oconee Public Library and Printing  Solutions of Walhalla collected more than 200 pounds of pet food and treats for Sundance Stables Animal Rescue of Tamassee. It’s a no-kill, non-profit, all-volunteer shelter.

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Lawmakers to meet the public tonight

January 6, 2014

Oconee’s state lawmakers will discuss the start of a new legislative session tonight. The delegation’s annual meeting also serves as a chance for members of the public to address the lawmakers. All requests for spots on the agenda, however, were due by last Thursday. Tonight’s delegation meeting begins at 5:30 at the Seneca City Hall.

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Start of electric bus service delayed

January 6, 2014

Seneca’s fleet of electric buses will not debut today, as scheduled. The city’s Ed Halbig reports a problem with the charging stations means the buses that will run regular routes today are the gas diesel buses. In the meantime, the electric buses will be on the roads, shadowing the gas diesel buses.

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School buses on the road!

January 6, 2014

The Christmas break has finally ended for Oconee public schools. Classes open for the last half of the academic year at regular time this morning. And that means those yellow school buses are back on the roads today. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “….it appears we’ve dodged the possibility of snow for today.  The Arctic…

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First born is Hunter Patrick Smith

January 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s first baby born in 2014 arrived at 1:46 this morning. The hospital has identified the newborn as Hunter Patrick Smith, son of Megan Pruitt. The boy weighed in at six pounds, 15.6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.    

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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