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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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Powerball jackpot winner surfaces

September 24, 2013

The winner of South Carolina’s nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot has come forward. The winning ticket was presented to the South Carolina Education Lottery yesterday afternoon by a Columbia area resident who declined to be identified. The Lottery quotes the winner as saying this was only the second time he’s played. He was home alone…

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Search for Jeep stolen in Pickens winds up near Westminster

September 24, 2013

A Jeep stolen yesterday in Pickens turned up near Westminster, where officers arrested and charged a 34-year old man. The victim witnessed a man getting into her parked Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Pickens’ Ingle’s Store and driving away. Later, she helped authorities find the car near Westminster’s Coffee Road by activating her Smart Phone…

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City to flush hydrants

September 24, 2013

Hydrants within the Walhalla water system will be flushed for a one-month period, between Monday, September 30 and Friday, November 1. According to a City Hall announcement, the hydrant flushing may cause some discoloration for a short period of time. The city promises the water will be safe to drink. However, before running laundry, you…

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Building the fund for OC’s Backpack Program

September 24, 2013

One-half the cost of an adult meal sold on one day this week in Oconee public school cafeterias will be donated to the fund that provides meals for students who normally might go hungry on weekends when schools are out. The school district food supplier, Sodexo, plans to donate to the Backpack Program one-half of…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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