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A second bookstore venture for Trish Lightweis

October 22, 2013

The co-owner of Oconee’s only remaining book store is partnering with to two Greenville residents to open a new book store in that city’s downtown. Trish Lightweis and her partners have a name for their project, but an exact downtown Greenville location to be determined later. “The biggest stumbling block that we have at this…

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What others say about us!

October 22, 2013

Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB plays host today to a pair of travel writers from Great Britain. Newspaper writers Bert Walsh and Matt Minshull are in Oconee County today through an arrangement with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And their local host, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, takes Walsh and…

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West Union council accepts mayor’s apology

October 22, 2013

West Union has released a statement as the result of the controversy that surrounds a posting by its mayor on her Facebook page. Here is the statement, as released today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS at the Town Hall: “The Town of West Union Town Council met on Friday, October 18, 2013 and accepted Mayor Linda Oliver’s…

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Spray-painted images of Walhalla Streetscape

October 22, 2013

A new way to imagine what Walhalla Streetscape could look like is available for viewing on the grounds of City Hall. Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell says he will be there from noon to 2 o’clock this afternoon to explain for anyone interested the spray-painted images from three of the four concepts proposed this month by…

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Food and shelter funds available thru United Way

October 22, 2013

Oconee County has been chosen to receive $29,264 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 31 of FEMA—the Federal Emergency and Management Agency. The local board of directors for the emergency food and shelter program will meet to determine how the funds awarded to Oconee are to be distributed…

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Oconeean sentenced on child porn charges

October 22, 2013

A 42-year old Seneca man, Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr., has been sent to federal prison for one year and nine months after being sentenced yesterday for possession of child pornography. Judge Henry Herlong Jr. passed sentence yesterday in U-S District Court at Greenville. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney’s Office, evidence established that…

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Clemson car break-ins spread

October 21, 2013

Thieves are striking at parked cars again in Clemson. The latest rash of car break-ins occurred last night in the Berkeley Drive and the Country Walk subdivisions. Some of the vehicles victimized were left unlocked. The thieves broke windows in others. According to a citizen’s alert from the Clemson Police Department, this type of activity…

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Public’s help needed at Our Daily Rest

October 21, 2013

If you’ve driven by Oconee’s one and only shelter for the homeless, the handsome and well-kept exterior lends itself to an air of complacency about the true need inside. That need is ongoing, as the numbers who take shelter at Our Daily Rest in Seneca continue rise. So does the list of needs for the…

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Photo ID required to vote next month

October 21, 2013

Radio ads and street signs are reminders that election time is ahead for two of Oconee’s five municipalities. Voters in both Walhalla and Westminster are being asked to elect city council members Tuesday, November 5 during their municipal elections. What’s different this time is that those voters, to comply with a new law, are required…

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Improvements to busy 123 in Seneca

October 21, 2013

The DOT has in the works two separate projects for safety and efficiency on a busy stretch of 123 in Seneca. One project is to start as soon as possible, while a second likely won’t begin until next summer. The approval of $30 thousand by the Oconee “C” Fund Committee will allow the Department of…

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