Chamber leader steps down

After years on the job, Jillian Lusk has resigned as executive director of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber quotes Lusk as saying, “I am excited for a new chapter in my life to begin and for the future growth opportunities for Chamber and its continued success.”  Now serving as interim chamber director is the office manager, Debbie Meinert.

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Seneca High to find out if it is the “Finest”

Seneca High School and seven other finalist schools learn this afternoon which school receives the 2016 Palmetto Finest award.  The application process takes in elements on student achievement, instruction programs, school culture, and professional learning communities.  Other finalists are schools in Lexington, Spartanburg, Richland, and Horry. The finalist schools learn which ones have won during an announcement to be streamed […]

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31-year old wanted man in custody

A 31-year old man whom the Oconee Sheriff’s Office wanted earlier today is now reported in custody.  He’s Joshua Scott Ivester of Shannandoah Drive, Westminster.  Spokesman Jimmy Watt of the Sheriff’s Office says a further announcement on the case, which involved an ankle monitor, will be made.

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Forget the weather, this is Sunshine Week

Newsrooms across the country, including the newsroom at 101.7/WGOG, draw attention this week to the need for open government.  It’s Sunshine Week, and the day is celebrated tomorrow to honor the birthday of President James Madison, founder of the Bill of Rights.  To mark the occasion and to promote open access to government meetings and documents, two leading journalists will […]

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Oconee will say thank you to Vietnam War vets

  The secretary of the Veterans Administration, Robert McDonald, invites Oconee County residents to be part of a nationwide thank you to the Vietnam veterans and their families.  On Tuesday, March 29 nine thousand organizations will host events to thank Vietnam veterans, their families, as well as Vietnam era veterans, for their service. During the twenty years between November 1, […]

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Baby Read to recieve foundation grant

A Washington-based foundation will help an Oconee early literacy program to maintain and expand its services.  The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation approved $3 thousand dollars for Oconee Baby Read—money to be used to pay bills and expand activities such as Story Time.  Carel von Hippel, Baby Read founder, says the early literacy effort will also try to expand into […]

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Rotary hears about “a different sense of place”

Chairman Paul Cain of the Oconee County Council promoted “corridor protection” during a speaking engagement yesterday at Walhalla.  To the Rotary Club, Cain stressed the importance of protecting the look of the major highways that bring visitors to Oconee County—highways 11, 24, 59 and 123.  He would like those who are bound for the lakes, trails, and waterfalls to encounter […]

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Clarence Marcellus Sanderson, Jr.

Seneca, SC— Clarence Marcellus Sanderson Jr, 95, husband of Mary Roy Sanderson, of Seneca, SC, passed away Sunday, March, 13, 2016, at his home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association via www.alz.org/donate. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home […]

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