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Oconee agriculture to be celebrated with dinner

November 6, 2014

A dinner to recognize the year in Oconee County agriculture. The Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District Celebration of Agriculture Banquet takes place at 6:30 Thursday night, November 13 in the fellowship hall at the South Union Baptist Church. Usually 160 people attend the dinner. By today, some 120 had purchased dinner tickets. For $10,…

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Rescue operation near Seneca

November 6, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned of a rescue operation in progress this morning along the railroad near Seneca.  A woman is said to have fallen from a steep bank onto the railroad tracks and was transported with what are called non-life threatening injuries for treatment.  The scene was described as the Norfolk Southern Railroad area between…

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Did apathy help doom the 1-cent vote?

November 6, 2014

If you saw leaders of Oconee Public Library leave Election Central Tuesday night, you saw their walk was a little slower than usual. And, perhaps, that can be traced to shock and disappointment over the failure of the 1-cent capital project referendum. “We were disappointed, but we were pleased that 9,000 out of the 20,000…

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Double duty this month for Walhalla voters

November 6, 2014

Walhalla voters are being asked to return to the polls for a second time this month to fill a vacancy on their city council. A special election to decide who replaces the late Kathy Rogers takes place 7 a-m to 7 p-m Tuesday, November 18 and voting will take place at the Fire Department. The…

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Motorcycle accident near Fair Play

November 6, 2014
Motorcycle accident near Fair Play

 A motorcyclist has been hurt in an accident this morning on SC 59 and Dean Road near Fair Play.  A rescuer says the motorcycle went off the road and its rider was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

November 6, 2014

A fire early this morning near Westminster destroyed a mobile home. Westminster and as many as four other fire departments responded to a call shortly before 2 o’clock on Morningside Drive, near the Dr. John’s Road. Although no one was hurt, the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross transported one individual from the fire…

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From Oregon to Walhalla!

November 6, 2014

Oconee Public Library has announced Emily Embry the new branch manager of the Walhalla Library.  Embry is making a cross-country move, from the Crater LakeNational Park in Oregon, where she worked as librarian in the Crater Lake Science and LearningCenter.  Embry is not a complete newcomer to South Carolina life.  She spent part of her…

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Seneca may add part-time worker

November 6, 2014

The Seneca Finance Committee meets at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning at City Hall to consider the hiring of a part-time worker at the Gignilliat Wellness Center.

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Lake Hartwell overcomes dry season

November 6, 2014

October marked the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin and, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, the dry season was reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at two of the sub-basins. But Lake Hartwell was an exception. A welcome relief of rain fell during a substantial one-day occurrence, pushing October rainfall…

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Like PRWD, Walhalla embarks on new treatment plant

November 6, 2014

  The chairman for Walhalla General Government, Tjay Bagwell, predicted this week that the project to establish a new treatment plant and to make Lake Keowee the city’s source for water will take four years at the earliest and five at the latest. The taking of water samples is a process continuing under the aegis…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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