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Chamber gets new executive director

August 12, 2013
Chamber gets new executive director

  The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca gets a new executive director. According to the announcement, Jillian Lusk is an experienced chamber executive from St. Petersburg, Florida who has ties to Oconee County. Her husband is Brock Lusk, an Oconee native and Major in the Air Force. Jillian Lusk begins her new duties a week…

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Mishap for Lake Jocassee diver

August 12, 2013

A man required medical treatment Saturday when he felt ill during a deep dive in water 300 feet deep in Lake Jocassee. At the time, he was part of an outing led by commercial divers. According to responders, the man began a slow ascent to the surface and was able to make required decompression stops…

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Home damaged but repairable

August 12, 2013

Lightning struck a three-story home near Salem Saturday afternoon, setting off a fire that damaged two rooms inside a home  in the Cliffs at Keowee South development. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the home at 405 Evergreen Trail is repairable. The first set of fire fighters to reach the scene found the home full…

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Arson probe training August 11-16

August 10, 2013

Oconee’s public safety personnel this week take training in arson investigative techniques. This training, to be offered with the help of the state police, will center on techniques, case study, fire behavior and the need to document what’s found at arson scenes. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, considers the August 11-16 training especially timely. County…

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Vandals strike school and field

August 10, 2013

Vandals have damaged Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field and the Code Academy across the street. Major Jeremy Rothell of the Seneca police say four people, one a juvenile, have been charged in what happened at the Blue Ridge Field. By Friday afternoon, one had yet to be arrested or charged in the vandalism the night before…

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800 receive degrees!

August 9, 2013

More than 800 Clemson students picked up degrees Friday on their way to life in the adult world. Crossing the Littlejohn stage and receiving President Barker’s congratulations were 364 graduates with bachelor’s degrees and 82 with doctorates. Anita Zucker, philanthropist and businesswoman, received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities.

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Flooding cancels outdoor movie showing

August 9, 2013

Where you can watch an outdoor movie these days? Well, one place is Clemson’s Nettles Park during its summer movie series. But not tonight! The city has announced that because of flooding at Nettles Park tonight’s showing of “Hotel Transylvania” has been cancelled.

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Potential ripple effect within OSD

August 9, 2013

At Devil’s Fork State Park next week, Oconee school trustees will retreat for a brainstorming session that could impact the campuses of both Walhalla Middle School and Hamilton Career Center near Seneca. Trustees Chairman Andy Inabinet confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS that one of the topics is to be what eventually happens to the building and…

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Open letter to President and the Congress

August 9, 2013

Clemson President James Barker and 164 other university presidents and chancellors called on leaders in Washington to increase investment in research and education and close the “innovation deficit.” In an open letter to President Obama and Congress, the presidents and chancellors wrote that closing the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and…

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“Before leaving D.C”

August 9, 2013

Before leaving Washington, D-C for Congress’s annual August recess, Congressman Jeff Duncan got a look at classified briefing material on the current global terror threat. The Republican lawmaker from Laurens makes reference to that classified material during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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