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Legionnaires make Back Pack donation

June 3, 2013

Oconee County School District’s “Back Pack” has received a shot in the arm from Walhalla American legionnaires. At their May meeting, the members of Post 124 presented a check for $5 thousand to foundation representative John Michael Powell. Post Commander Dave Mahn said the contribution will allow the program to provide back packs with child-friendly…

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Anderson driver charged with OC drug offense

June 3, 2013

A 30-year motorist from Anderson was pulled off a rural Oconee highway near I-85 and charged with violating the state’s drug laws. What got the attention of sheriff’s deputy Aaron Hanks was a blue Chevy Tahoe missing a tail light and swerving across the double yellow line of south highway 11 headed for I-85. The…

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Lines likely will form

June 3, 2013

Expect a crowd tomorrow in downtown Seneca, as seniors line up for free coupons good this summer for up to $25 worth of farm fruits and vegetables. The United Way of Oconee, along with DSS, once again is excited to offer coupons through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Beginning at 9 in the morning…

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A Sunday soaker!

June 3, 2013

At Walhalla, the official 24-hour period measurement for rainfall totaled more than one and a half inches—-1.68” to be exact, according to Weather Observer Barbara Wilson. This is good for the lake basin. Billy Birdwell of the Army Corps of Engineers reports that not only have the Savannah River Basin reservoirs refilled, but so have…

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2013 retirees recognized

June 3, 2013

The 35th annual retirement dinner held by the Oconee School District last week recognized about 60 people who are calling it a career with the public schools. The retirees total years experience collectively adds up to 763 years. Each retiree received an engraved clock and the gratitude of the district for dedicated service.

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Meeting tonight!

June 3, 2013

At its meeting tonight, the Joint Regional Sewer Authority considers a resolution for a state loan for a septage receiving project. The JRSA board meets at 6 at the county treatment plant.

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“Sheheen for Governor” arrives in Oconee

June 3, 2013
“Sheheen for Governor” arrives in Oconee

South Cove Park by Lake Keowee was wetter than usual—thanks to a day of off-and-on heavy downpours. But the rain did not prevent Oconee Democratic Party from carrying through with its $20 dollar a plate fundraiser for a hopeful next year for governor. More than 150 tickets were sold, and the large crowd gathered in…

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Exploring the jail options

May 31, 2013

A meeting next week between Walhalla and Oconee County officials will take up the county’s latest proposal for a new jail in the County Seat. Mayor Danny Edwards calls it a meeting to explore options, but the mayor prefers to say little else about it beforehand. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned Tuesday’s meeting will involve the…

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Drug suspect ran across four-lane highway

May 31, 2013

The police have confirmed that one suspect wanted in this week’s drug roundup ran across four-lane 123 between Seneca and Clemson, but  later apprehended a few miles away, along with another suspect, on the porch of a home in the Utica area. Chief John Covington said there was never any foot chase involved in what…

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Thief snatches lawnmower

May 31, 2013

Someone took a riding lawnmower from a barn beside a home in Friendship community near Seneca. The Oconee Sheriff’s Department reports the stolen mower is a red Toro Ground Master 322 D and valued at $4,500. The owner last saw his riding mower on Wright Circle, off S. Friendship Road the Saturday before Mother’s Day.…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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