Westminster search down to two

Westminster announced today that the city’s search to find a replacement city administrator is down to two men. “The first finalist is Al Leonard, Jr. of Tabor City, North Carolina. The second finalist is Jeffrey Lord of Walterboro, South Carolina,” according to the announcement from David Smith, current Westminster administrator. Westminster City Council intends to make its decision and complete […]

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Safe Harbor ribbon-cutting

Plans are in the works for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this summer to mark the opening of Safe Harbor, Oconee’s first shelter for victims of domestic violance. Safe Harbor supporters tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS the date will be Tuesday, July 8 and the location will be the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The actual location of the shelter is kept secret. Safe […]

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Candidates talk Tri-County Tech

The hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council may not agree on whether county residents wanting to enroll at Tri-County Technical College are actually able to enroll for courses they need, but they do agree that Tech must build an Oconee County campus. And one of the candidates, Paul Corbeil, predicted last night that it won’t be long […]

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80 to 85 voters so far in Seneca

In the first three hours of voting, 80 to 85 people had cast ballots in Seneca–the largest voting precincts across Oconee County Council District Three. That equates to about 30 an hour.  Voting to fill an unexpired council term is also taking place today at two other locations, in Utica and Newry. Voting today is by write-in only and will […]

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Elementary principal appointed

 Oconee School District announced the selection today of a new elementary school principal in Seneca. The county trustees have accepted Marie Simmons, current principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, as the new principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School. Simmons’ hiring is effective July 1. Of her 15 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator, Simmons spent four of the years teaching […]

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Traffic stop produces meth lab

An Oconee deputy’s traffic stop on a car during the early morning hours yesterday produced what authorities refer to as a shake-and-bake meth lab inside a small car and resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman. A right turn onto W. Halfway Branch Road by a 1994 Toyota Camry after going left of center caught the deputy’s […]

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April money-loser for OMC

As Oconee Medical Center proceeds down the path toward joining the Greenville Health System, the hospital has recorded another money-losing month. April’s numbers, delivered last night to a meeting of the OMC board of directors, came in at $163,014 in expenses over revenues. For the hospital year that started October 1, excess of revenue over expenses has climbed to more […]

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Programming note!

Here is a programming note: Because 96.3/WGOG is carrying Furman University baseball today, all regular noon hour programming—including Flea Market—will not be heard today. Air time for today’s play-in game between Furman and UNC-Greensboro is 11:45 this morning, with first pitch at noon.

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Write-in hopefuls get in last-minute campaigning

The two announced write-in candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council got in some election eve campaigning last night in Seneca, during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Just moments before the start, the league issued this statement: “It is the policy of the League NOT to conduct forums with write-in candidates, but this is an exceptional […]

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