Oconee agriculture to be celebrated with dinner

A dinner to recognize the year in Oconee County agriculture. The Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District Celebration of Agriculture Banquet takes place at 6:30 Thursday night, November 13 in the fellowship hall at the South Union Baptist Church. Usually 160 people attend the dinner. By today, some 120 had purchased dinner tickets. For $10, you’ll be served roast beef, […]

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Rescue operation near Seneca

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned of a rescue operation in progress this morning along the railroad near Seneca.  A woman is said to have fallen from a steep bank onto the railroad tracks and was transported with what are called non-life threatening injuries for treatment.  The scene was described as the Norfolk Southern Railroad area between Wells Highway and Radio Station […]

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Did apathy help doom the 1-cent vote?

If you saw leaders of Oconee Public Library leave Election Central Tuesday night, you saw their walk was a little slower than usual. And, perhaps, that can be traced to shock and disappointment over the failure of the 1-cent capital project referendum. “We were disappointed, but we were pleased that 9,000 out of the 20,000 or so folks who cam […]

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Double duty this month for Walhalla voters

Walhalla voters are being asked to return to the polls for a second time this month to fill a vacancy on their city council. A special election to decide who replaces the late Kathy Rogers takes place 7 a-m to 7 p-m Tuesday, November 18 and voting will take place at the Fire Department. The chamber of commerce has arranged […]

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

A fire early this morning near Westminster destroyed a mobile home. Westminster and as many as four other fire departments responded to a call shortly before 2 o’clock on Morningside Drive, near the Dr. John’s Road. Although no one was hurt, the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross transported one individual from the fire scene.  Lt. Michael Smith of […]

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From Oregon to Walhalla!

Oconee Public Library has announced Emily Embry the new branch manager of the Walhalla Library.  Embry is making a cross-country move, from the Crater LakeNational Park in Oregon, where she worked as librarian in the Crater Lake Science and LearningCenter.  Embry is not a complete newcomer to South Carolina life.  She spent part of her middle and high school years […]

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Lake Hartwell overcomes dry season

October marked the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin and, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, the dry season was reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at two of the sub-basins. But Lake Hartwell was an exception. A welcome relief of rain fell during a substantial one-day occurrence, pushing October rainfall totals above the monthly average. […]

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