673 to walk across the stage tomorrow!

In four ceremonies tomorrow at Clemson, 673 Oconee high school graduates will walk across the Littlejohn Coliseum stage for their diplomas.  The school district reports that the Class of 2014 racked up nearly $21.5 million in scholarship monies.  The district congratulates the students who will address their classmates in their capacities as salutatorians and valedictorians.  They are Daniel Vo and […]

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Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-85

Just moments ago, a wrecker was beginning to clear I-85 of a jackknife accident involving a tractor-trailer. No injuries reported. This morning’s accident, reported shortly before 5:30, occurred two and a half miles north of the bridge to Georgia and resulted in what responders are calling a leak of some fuel. The county’s assistant director of HAZMAT is among the […]

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Seneca to co-host Marines

In a little more than two weeks, Seneca will play co-host to this year’s visit by U-S Marine Wounded Warriors from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune. Once again, the public is encouraged to help welcome the Marines on Monday, June 23 by lining the escort route along 123 from Pickens County to the 123-130 intersection at Seneca. The Marines are coming […]

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Senate hopefuls wind down campaigns in Oconee

Two U-S Senate hopefuls have chosen Oconee County stops to wind down their campaigns in advance of primary voting day Tuesday, and the public has an invitation to join them. Richard Cash, one of a half dozen challengers to Senator Lindsey Graham, invites his followers to join him for lunch at noon Monday at Paw’s Diner. Graham is offering an […]

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WEAR IT to Win It!

The Army Corps of Engineers has started a social media campaign to promote the use this summer of life jackets in the water. The campaign is called the WEAR IT to WIN campaign. Every Wednesday through Labor Day the communications office of the Savannah District will select a photograph posted during the previous calendar week and award a prize. Photos […]

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Bloodmobile makes Walhalla stop

You can make a gift of life this afternoon at Walhalla. The Blood Connection will stage its bloodmobile in front of Walhalla’s First Citizens Bank where it will accept blood donations between 2 and 5 o’clock. The Blood Connection tries to collect more than 400 units of blood each day.

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I-85 accident

An accident reported I-85 northbound between the three and four mile marker in Oconee County has left a section of the interstate blocked to traffic. State troopers logged the accident shortly before 5:30 this morning. No injuries reported.

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Project “May” ‘Day’ for Oconee

According to the top economic development recruiter, tomorrow will be a red-letter day in Oconee County. For, at 11 tomorrow morning, there will be announcement that a mainstay member of the county’s industrial community will construct two new buildings—one of them to serve as its North American headquarters. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS this afternoon […]

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What to take to the polls?

You’ve heard the expression, “Don’t leave home without it.”  In South Carolina, “it” applies to a photo ID when voting.  All voters wishing to cast ballots Tuesday next week in the state’s primary elections must display a photo identification–whether it’s a driver’s license, DMV ID card or a U-S passport.  Another factoid to which the state Election Commission calls attention […]

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