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It’s all in a name!

June 13, 2013

Walhalla resident Josh Holliday has yet to officially assume his new duties as principal at Keowee Elementary School. But early into his new assignment he may get a request to change the school’s mascot. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that some school alumni will ask Holliday to drop the Cubs as the school’s mascot and bring…

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K-T re-licensing effort at the midpoint

June 13, 2013

The stakeholders team at work toward an application to allow Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway project to be re-licensed by the federal government has reached the halfway point of the process. And last night Duke representatives held a public meeting for the benefit of Oconee County, one of the stakeholders. It was attendedby several county officials. The…

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Traffic stop leads to two arrests

June 12, 2013

An early morning traffic stop at West Union led to the arrests  of two people charged with drug offenses. Announcement by the Oconee Sheriff Department states Ladonnia Kaye Moore, 31, of Whitworth Circle near Seneca has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, driving under suspension, and giving false information to a law…

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For those with criminal records only!

June 12, 2013

Another seminar takes place Friday for the benefit of those with criminal records who wish to gain employment but need a clean record to do so. Tomorrow afternoon’s 3:30 pardon and  expungement seminar by the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Office, with help from Tri-County Technical College, has attracted a registration list of 16.…

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Seneca Library to be a DEW connection point

June 12, 2013

Oconee Public Library has partnered with the state Department of Employment and Workforce to offer unemployment insurance service “Connection Points” to the community. Those connection points allow customers to file claims online, submit weekly claims and conduct job searches. In Oconee County, it will be offered at the Seneca Branch Library on E. South Second…

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Accident trial verdict for the defense

June 12, 2013

An Oconee jury returned a verdict for the defendant in a slip and fall accident in the parking lot of a convenience store. In the case of Adam Rouse against Palms LLC, the jury yesterday ruled in favor of Palms. Rouse had sought damages to cover medical and other costs for injuries he allegedly suffered…

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Seneca helping hand to Walhalla

June 12, 2013

Seneca extended a helping hand last night to Walhalla, in the form of equipment to help the County Seat municipality restore its swimming pool. Seneca Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey said during last night’s City Hall meeting the mayor and council made official their donation of equipment, such as pumps, to help Walhalla reopen its pool. Seneca…

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Superintendent’s package nears $175K

June 12, 2013

Oconee school trustees continue to like the job done by their county superintendent of education. They’ve extended the contract employment of Dr. Michael Lucas one additional year and raised his salary by two percent. Board Chairman Andy Inabinet told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning Lucas’s base salary is approximately $149,300, but his total package—counting annuities—approximates $175…

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Hulse: a certified clerk to OCC

June 12, 2013

Oconee County’s Elizabeth Hulse is one of 24 clerks to county councils statewide who successfully completed a training program conducted by the South Carolina Clerks to Council Association. On top of that, Hulse has been receiving congratulations recently for having written an article about the roles and responsibilities of county council clerks. The article appears…

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Westminster to repeal ordinance

June 12, 2013

Westminster city leaders have given first reading to repealing an ordinance under which the city tows cars parked on city streets between the hours of 2 and 6 a-m. One problem with enforcement, according to City Administrator David Smith, is that with only 11 city streets, most of Westminster’s roadway space are state roads passing…

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