Bridge program touted during Tech Report to the People

According to a report card issued by the White House his year, the average national six-year graduation rate for first-time incoming college freshmen is 44 percent.  The Bridge of Clemson program, a partnership between Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University, boasts of an 82 percent graduation rate – almost double the national graduation rate.  Clemson University President James Clements, in […]

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Have Halloween fun but be careful

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office hopes everyone enjoys Halloween tonight in the safest manner as possible. “We are asking our citizens to be especially careful during the late afternoon and early evening hours, especially around dusk and after dark on your way home from work or from going out.  Please watch out for children and families that may be trick-or-treating as […]

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Agenda set for Oconee County Council

The following economic development matter is an agenda item tomorrow night for the Oconee County Council.  The council is to consider a grant agreement involving the South Carolina Public Service Authority, the Palmetto Economic Development Corporation, and Oconee County to upgrade the Seneca Rail Site, an industrial park jointly owned by the county and the city of Seneca.  Council will […]

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Entries accepted for Seneca parade

Six o’clock Monday night, November 28 is the time and day for the 2016 Christmas parade in downtown Seneca.  And now’s the time to enter a group, float or a car in the parade by contacting Debbie at 882-2097.  This year’s parade theme is “Christmas for the Future.” Police officer Mulwee will serve as parade grand marshal.

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Sleep tight for one extra hour!

This weekend is the time when most of the nation reverts to standard time.  For those in WGOG land, the end of Daylight Saving Time arrives at 2 a-m Sunday, November 6.  That’s when the clocks fall back one hour until Sunday, March 12, 2017.  The fall time change is meant to give us a little more daylight in those […]

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Danger for fire remains high

The danger for wildfire remains high today within the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.  To better combat the spread of old fires and the start of new ones, National Forest officials have placed them all under the umbrella of one incident commander. Additional cres have arrived to assist in suppressing the fires from California, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida […]

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Ira Holliday

  Seneca – Ira “Doc” Junior Holliday, 77, husband of Sara Helen Head Holliday, of 340 Jaira Drive, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, October 31, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8- […]

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Martha Elaine Watkins

Walhalla, SC — Martha Elaine Gaillard Watkins, 77, wife of the late Leon Preston Watkins, of 203 E. Mauldin St., Walhalla passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Dorris Edith McCall Hawkins

Seneca, SC — Dorrie Edith McCall Hawkins, 87, wife of Lalan Ralph Hawkins, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P. M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Markovich: “We are very excited”

Tom Markovich, partner in the project to turn the former Oconee Courthouse into a 19-room hotel with a restaurant, a pub, and maybe a spa, says, “The latest publication of the National Park Service announced the listing of the Oconee County Courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places.”  According to Markovich, it’s one more item off the checkoff list […]

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