Pounding rain creates hazardous driving

If you are behind the wheel, good advice this morning is to slow down and proceed carefully. This morning’s pounding rain has created hazardous driving conditions. Puddles are quickly forming. Already a couple of highway problems have developed. State troopers report a tree in the road on Hopewell Church Road and the Toccoa Highway. Near Seneca there’s a traffic accident […]

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Drowning death ruled a suicide

The drowning death of a man in Lake Jocassee has been ruled a suicide by the Oconee coroner. The body of the 28-year old man was found in the lake near Salem Saturday afternoon. The man’s vehicle was observed by a park ranger Friday night and the death is believed to have occurred that night.

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Scott makes GOP’s weekly address

U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina delivered the Republican Party’s weekly address and said job creation is the country’s most important issue. And the state’s junior U-S senator used the GOP broadcast to call attention to his “SKILLS” legislation which he says would turn 35 separate workforce training programs into “one flexible Workforce Investment Fund.” According to Scott, there […]

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Radio Auction tomorrow!

From your home, you can bid on items for sale. 96.3/WGOG stages another one of its popular radio auctions. It’ll take to the air at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning and last until 12 o’clock. If you haven’t obtained a bid number, there’ll be a one-hour window of opportunity tomorrow morning from 8 to 9 o’clock. Just call 638-3616. To preview […]

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Oconee’s latest Economic Development Ambassador

The marketplace success for the auto sector products made by Seneca’s Borg Warner has parlayed into recognition for that plant’s general manager. Borg Warner’s Chris Walsh was officially named yesterday as one representing Oconee County as one of South Carolina’s newest economic development ambassadors. Walsh and others represent a variety of business and economic development organizations committed to securing new […]

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Project “Tau” is a Midwest company

Today’s key for a Minnesota company intending to open an operation at Seneca. Richard Blackwell, the chief Oconee economic development recruiter, says today is the day South Carolina is to decide incentives for what’s being touted as a 77-employee operation and at least $2.5 million investment. “We’re waiting on the State to bestow incentives for the project, and we expect […]

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Utility part of Streetscape to be bid

Drawings are to be prepared before Walhalla calls for contractor bids to undertake water and sewer line work which Mayor Danny Edwards says will be the next step in starting Streetscape downtown. Edwards says meetings have taken place involving the city’s utilities superintendent, a representative of the Streetscape project landscape engineering company, and Neal Workman, a contractor who is acting […]

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Duncan talks energy production with Interior Secretary

A committee hearing at Washington gave Congressman Jeff Duncan the chance to talk Atlantic Ocean energy production with Sally Jewell, the U-S Secretary of the Interior. The occasion yesterday was a hearing on President Obama’s budget proposal for the Interior Department. Duncan, the Third District Republican from Laurens, raised questions about production, permitting of seismic testing, and making the Atlantic […]

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Seneca principal resigns

Oconee School District has released the following statement pertaining to Principal Idasa Cobb: “The principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School was placed on administrative leave, with pay, earlier this week. The principal has submitted her resignation to the School District of Oconee County, and there is a pending investigation by law enforcement. The principal has been charged with failure of […]

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Program addresses early learning potential of children

Seven United Ways, including Oconee County, have launched an effort to help maximize the early learning potential of children. “Born Learning Upstate SC” is a public engagement campaign to help parents, caregivers and communities provide children with quality learning opportunities. The campaign is built on research that shows children are “born learning.” Oconee United Way has installed Born Learning Trails […]

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