Teenagers to test their biology knowledge

About 530 students from middle and high schools across South Carolina will come to Clemson University tomorrow to compete in the annual Biology Merit Exam. The event was established in 1979 to give students a “sneak peak” at college life and experience how science can be fun. The event provides a chance for students to test their knowledge of biology; […]

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Chase UPDATE

At this hour, Oconee sheriff’s officers continue to look for a 27-year old man who is their suspect in a stolen vehicle case. The pursuit of that individual, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Curtis Justin Bearden, ended with an accident this morning near Seneca, on the Dave Nix Road. The Sheriff’s Office hopes members of the public can help […]

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Graham shows frustration during Senate hearing

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham questioned Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, about the Obama administration’s decision to put the MOX facility at Savannah River Site in ‘cold standby.” Graham opposes the decision, and he showed his frustration with the DOE secretary during the hearing. Their exchange is being replayed today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Chase near Seneca this morning

The investigation of a stolen vehicle case developed into a chase this morning near Seneca and the apparent wreck of the car the deputy was chasing. The accident scene is Return community—Sam Brown Road and Dave Nix Road. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said one of his deputies spotted the suspect stolen car and tried to stop it. The Sheriff’s Office has […]

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Two cars collide on 28 at W. Halfway Branch Road

A noon hour accident today mid way between Seneca and Walhalla involved two cars—one of which came in contact with a natural gas line. That necessitated a call for crews from Fort Hill Natural Gas. One of those involved in the accident was making arrangements to go to the hospital in a private vehicle. The accident occurred on SC 28 […]

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OSD recommended for re-accreditation

Oconee public schools may let out a satisfied breath of relief on hearing the news this afternoon that the district is being recommended for re-accreditation. It was evident during a special presentation to the county school trustees that a visit by a group of outside professional evaluators went swimmingly well. A former Asheville, North Carolina school administrator, Dr. Michael Lodico, […]

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Heavy rain simultaneous with start of spawning

 This week’s heavy rain that amounted to three inches for Lake Hartwell arrived simultaneous with the start of the spawning season. Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers have increased the releases from the dams, to ensure minimal impact on critical fish spawning. The releases are to continue until a target elevation of 600.5 feet above mean sea level […]

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OCPC to consider variance request

At their meeting next week, Oconee planning commissioners are to entertain a request to vary from the rear setback requirements for a new home under construction at Lake Chattooga in Mountain Rest. It’s an agenda item for the planning commission meeting 6 o’clock Monday night in the Oconee County Council Chambers.

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Effort to curb underage drinking draws attention

Efforts being made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office to help curb underage drinking are drawing plaudits in South Carolina’s capital city. In Columbia, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office received a recognition award during the April 1 South Carolina Underage Drinking Leadership Summit. The award was given by the South Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Teams. Lt. Jeremy Chapman says there are officers assigned to […]

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