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Statewide hopeful encouraged by crowd

January 21, 2014

The campaign for a hopeful for statewide office from Anderson County describes the candidate as encouraged by the response to his formal announcement for office. Gary Burgess chose Martin Luther King Day to announce his candidacy for state Superintendent of Education. And the Republican chose a former African-American school house in Anderson to make the…

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Zoning hearings tonight

January 21, 2014

Zoning changes are at the forefront of public hearings tonight in Seneca and Westminster. At Seneca City Hall, David Thompson and James Montague go before the planning commission to request a neighborhood commercial zone for 923 and 924 E. Main Street. Those properties are now zoned R-6. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock. As part…

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“Sadness beyond words”

January 21, 2014

Oconee County Councilman Archie Barron has died. Council Chairman Joel Thrift says Barron died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at Oconee Medical Center. An announcement is to be made this morning as to the status of tonight’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Barron’s death is being mourned. And one of his admirers tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS her reaction…

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Field of candidates is final

January 17, 2014

When the clock struck 12 today, the books closed for those Seneca residents running this year for their city council. At the close of the deadline, the field was split evenly—between challengers and incumbents. Those council members whose four-year terms are expiring who are running again are Andrea Alewine, Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, and Joel…

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Act 98 to fund three OC road projects

January 17, 2014

The SC Department of Transportation has approved contracts to resurface more than 270 roads in 33 counties. Oconee will see three road projects as part of the first group of projects approved under Act 98 using revenue collected from the state vehicle sales tax. The Oconee re-surfacing will take place at Whitfield Road in Fair…

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8 for 4 so far!

January 17, 2014

With a little less than one hour remaining in the deadline, candidates  seven and eight qualified for Seneca’s March 11 city council election. Filing this morning were Diane Rozman of Bobolink Drive and Joel Arnold of W.N. 2nd Street.

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Duncan revives energy bill

January 17, 2014

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman has revived his energy bill called “EXPAND.” Jeff Duncan calls the Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand Act a jobs bill. He reintroduced the bill yesterday in Washington. Duncan says this bill would open the way for a comprehensive energy policy, which the country lacks.

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DOT truck flips near Westminster

January 17, 2014

A SC DOT dump truck has turned over near Westminster and the driver sent to the hospital. A fellow DOT worker said the injured driver appeared to have been shaken and was sent to the Oconee Medical Center to be checked. The dump truck flipped shortly before 10 this morning on the Blackjack Road at…

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Anderson plant expands

January 17, 2014

A maker of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries is expanding its operations in Anderson County. The $10 million investment by CHOMARAT North America means 20 new jobs, along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space. The company seeks to diversify its business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, and aerospace.  

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“Raising the roof” about Benghazi

January 17, 2014

CNN quotes Senator Lindsey Graham as saying Hillary Clinton “has to clear the air on Benghazi” if she wants to be President. And, on the Senate floor yesterday, South Carolina and Oconee Republican Graham demanded answers and accountability from the White House regarding the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Senate…

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