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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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Defunding Obamacare

September 24, 2013

The chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party is asking for a special meeting of his party’s statewide executive committee. Phillip Bowers is hoping the committee will pass a resolution urging South Carolina’s U-S senators—Scott and Graham—to defund Obamacare this week. “This is a critical issue, and we must ensure our party is resolute on…

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Motorcyclist hurt in SC 130 accident

September 24, 2013

The highway patrol has released details of an early morning accident yesterday on South Carolina 130—not far from the Oconee Nuclear Station. Lance Corporal Bill Ryne said the accident occurred on 130 occurred at Keowee River Road and involved a motorcycle driven by Tywan Smith of Central and a car driven by Glen Gendron, 19,…

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OMC to open SC’s first hospital dental clinic

September 24, 2013

Although put together in what hospital officials call a tight form, the new Oconee Medical Center budget is to offer new services—including the first hospital dental clinic in South Carolina. OMC’s Cortni Nations says the 4th floor clinic is to be staffed by a dental hygienist, but will rely on volunteer professionals to pull teeth.…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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