“Strange noise” was the theft of camper trailer

A 31-year old Oconee County man has been arrested by the Seneca police and charged with stealing a 26-foot camper trailer at 2:45 in the morning. According to law enforcement records, Terence Leroy Johnson of Durham Brown Road was charged with grand larceny early yesterday at 80 N. Cherry Street. The police investigated an incident in which a strange noise […]

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A word or two in support of Sunday sales

At the forefront of this year’s countywide vote in Oconee to allow the public to decide whether there may be Sunday sales of beer and wine are a restaurant developer and the chamber of commerce. And two representatives, Dick Cottingham and Jillian Lusk, are speaking to 96.3/WGOG NEWS why they will vote yes and why they hope you’ll also vote […]

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Three Clemson students to train for movie industry

Three Clemson University students are described on the fast-track to dream jobs when they head next month for California and training with the animation studio responsible for the hit films “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” Anuradha Pinisetty, Zhaoxin Ye, and Amanda Morland have been selected for DreamWorks SKG’s “FX Challenge.” They begin work July 14 at PDI/Dream […]

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Child advocate speaks to Rotarians

At its meeting today, the Seneca Rotary Club hears from children’s advocate Daby Snipes. The Westminster resident speaks in her capacity as special project coordinator for Safe Kids Upstate and is expected to speak to the Rotarians about “Josh The Otter Water Safety and Awareness Project.”

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“Show-and-tell” tonight for Michael Thorsland

Oconee school trustees put in double-duty tonight at Seneca. They plan to attend this evening’s graduation ceremony at Seneca High School for the 2014 county Adult Education Class. Once that ceremony is finished, the trustees are to convene in the high school library to meet privately with Dr. Michael Thorsland, interim superintendent of education. According to trustees’ chairman Andy Inabinet, […]

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Graduation this Saturday for Oconee seniors

Saturday will be graduation day for Oconee’s senior class of 2014. Separate ceremonies are planned for the seniors at Seneca, Walhalla, West-Oak and Tamassee-Salem. Seneca is ready to issue diplomas to 201 seniors. For that class, Adam Beitz has been selected valedictorian and Daniel Vo, salutatorian. Principal Cliff Roberts is proud of his seniors. The class includes a National Merit […]

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Senator wants to hear from veterans

U-S Senator Tim Scott has announced a schedule of listening sessions and office hours designed for his staff to hear from veterans and their problems with the V-A. In the Upstate, Scott’s staff will be available to help veterans tomorrow from noon to 2 o’clock in the Greenville County Council Chambers at 301 University Ridge.

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Free coupons for fresh produce

Eligible Oconeeans next week can take advantage of free coupons to buy fresh produce at participating local farmers’ markets. The coupons are limited to low income Oconeeans—aged 60 and older. Each person eligible will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used at the participating farmers’ markets. The coupons will be issued starting at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, June […]

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Westminster looks to Lord

96.3/WGOG NEWS has received confirmation of talk that the city of Westminster has offered the job of city administrator to Walterboro resident Jeffrey Lord. However, according to current Westminster administrator David Smith, the negotiations have yet to be officially completed. Two weeks ago, Westminster named Lord and Tabor City, North Carolina’s Al Leonard Jr. as finalists for the job Smith […]

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