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STEM programs funded

July 5, 2013

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development has awarded 36 school districts or institutions and nine technical colleges a total of $450 thousand for workforce development initiatives. Oconee and Pickens school districts and Tri-County Technical College are sharing in the award money. The school districts and the technical colleges are to use their portions to…

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Series on healthcare reform

July 5, 2013

Whether you love it, hate it or don’t understand it, the Affordable Care Act is coming to America and South Carolina. Furman University is asking questions such as how will the ACA, also known as Obamacare, affect businesses and ordinary Americans. And what are the ethical and economic reasons government should or should not be…

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Intruder shot in home invasion

July 5, 2013

Two persons are reported to have committed a home invasion Wednesday night in Oconee County…and one was shot. The wounded man sought treatment at a North Carolina hospital, according to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is expected to release details on the case today.  

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Rain a factor in outdoor events

July 5, 2013

Bands of hard rain proved a factor for many people trying to enjoy 4th of July events across Oconee County. Seneca went ahead with its Tams’ concert. Hillbillies at Mountain Rest did not let the precipitation stop their annual celebration, though the crowd was down. Salem decided to postpone its event until tomorrow night at…

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“No go” for recovery operations today

July 5, 2013

A small crew worked yesterday on the recovery of Thomas Hill, a resident of Tampa, Fla., from the Chattooga River. However, water levels on the river were still too high for a full operation that includes in-water or on-water operations on the river itself. The Incident Command Team just made a decision to temporarily suspend…

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Westminster Team Headed To Lowcountry

July 4, 2013

A “coaches-pitch” 8-and-under boys team from Westminster has advanced to this weekend’s State Championhip round in Georgetown. The team numbers 12 players and Steven Stancil serves as Head Coach. The Westminster entry will see its first action in the 12-team field at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

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Forecast not promising for Walhalla event

July 3, 2013

Tjay Bagwell, referring to the likelihood of more rain, does not like what he sees on the weather radar. Nevertheless, at 2:20 this afternoon, the Independence Eve celebration in downtown Walhalla was still a go! But Bagwell says he’ll make a final decision by 4:45 this afternoon. Tonight’s event is to feature fun for children,…

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SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

July 3, 2013
SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

From the sky above Oconee County, a state police helicopter zeroed in on marijuana plants near Westminster, behind an outbuilding on the Greenfield Road. That resulted in the arrest of Robert Edward Landers, 45, of 112 Greenfield Road, on the charge of manufacturing marijuana. County narcotics officers, working with agents from the State Law Enforcement…

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Duke spokeswoman reacts to NRC decision

July 3, 2013

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says not only the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is dissatisfied with a failure to meet a national fire protection standard, but so is her company not satisfied. “We recognize that we did not meet our initial schedule commitment for completion of the new fire protection program at Oconee. Missing that schedule…

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SC gets $1 million to train dis-located workers

July 3, 2013

The S-C Department of Employment and Workforce has been awarded $1.2 million from the U-S Department of Labor to provide 223 dis-located persons with classroom and on-the-job training. More than $55 thousand of the money was awarded to Worklink, serving Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. According to the DEW, the grant funding is for expanded…

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Calendar

  • 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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