$2.3 million in cuts outlined

In the final months of another government year, Oconee public school officials are immersed in numbers—the financial kind and specifically how they mesh with the district’s goal to eventually balance their budget. By 2016-17, the goal is to even expenses with revenues. But, during a work session last night, trustees focused on the upcoming 2015-16 year and how to cut […]

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Harold Welborn honored for his American Legion work

Harold Welborn, commander of the Walhalla American Legion Post 124, has been recognized for the vital role he fills in post duties. At the Christmas dinner, Welborn received the Post Meritorious Service Award for his vital role. Post 124 holds regular monthly/dinner meetings at 6 o’clock on the second Monday of the month. All veterans who have served at least […]

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Dalton to speak at business forum

Charles Dalton, president/CEO of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, will make the featured talk at the business forum this week of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Dalton will speak on how Blue Ridge remains a competitive, quality provider of energy while adapting to the challenges of a changing world. The forum takes place at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development […]

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A first, partial payment

Those who were left holding the bag when a Seneca-based health insurer became insolvent can expect to receive what’s called an initial, partial payment by the end of February, though it’s liable to amount to no more than pennies on the dollar. The court-appointed deputy receiver for South Carolina Health Cooperative, Michael FitzGibbons of Scottsdale, Arizona, predicts those payments will […]

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Four road projects in Oconee County

A road contractor is announcing the start of four projects in Oconee County, and the public’s patience is being requested so that it will able to make the road improvements. Work is scheduled by King Asphalt of Liberty on the following roads and highways: 183, from 76 to 28; on the Blackjack Road, from highway 11 to the Greenfield Road; […]

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No official word–yet!

There is still no official update on what remains the most frequently asked question we get here at 96.3/WGOG NEWS. And, that is, will Oconee County be chosen as the location for a new venture by the Michelin North America Company? Here’s the latest this morning from Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance: “ No official update yet. However, […]

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Mountain Rest fire

Fire fighters responded yesterday morning to a house fire on Chauga Hill Road, in the vicinity of the Highlands Highway, at Mountain Rest.  In all, about 25 fire fighters from as many as four stations responded.  The first to arrive found a home engulfed by flames.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says, “The cause of the fire is still under […]

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Heritage Center worker receives employee award

Jennifer Moss, assistant curator at the Oconee Heritage Center, has been named 2014 Pendleton District Hospitality Employee of the Year. Moss will represent Oconee County and the Pendleton District at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in Myrtle Beach. She has also been nominated for the award of state Hospitality Employee of the Year. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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