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S.C. wheat crop looks good despite, weather, markets

July 5, 2013

This year’s weather has been especially capricious with South Carolina’s wheat crop. “The cool, wet weather delayed the crop at just about every stage, from planting all the way to harvest,” said Trish DeHond, a Clemson Extension agronomy agent who works in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro counties. The most recent crop report from the…

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Researcher calls for global food security

July 5, 2013

Variety is more than the spice of life. It could be the key to sustaining life. A commentary in the science journal “Nature” released yesterday calls for a worldwide plan to “mine” the vast bio-diversity of plants to grow enough food to feed a world population that will reach nine billion by mid-century. A population…

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Weather Observer building a boat

July 5, 2013

Barbara Wilson joked this morning that she’s building a boat. Quite seriously, if it keeps raining, the U-S Official Weather Observer at Walhalla may need some kind of watercraft just to get from her home to her weather gauge outside. That gauge contained 2.28” of rain since 7 o’clock yesterday morning. That makes six inches…

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STEM programs funded

July 5, 2013

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development has awarded 36 school districts or institutions and nine technical colleges a total of $450 thousand for workforce development initiatives. Oconee and Pickens school districts and Tri-County Technical College are sharing in the award money. The school districts and the technical colleges are to use their portions to…

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Series on healthcare reform

July 5, 2013

Whether you love it, hate it or don’t understand it, the Affordable Care Act is coming to America and South Carolina. Furman University is asking questions such as how will the ACA, also known as Obamacare, affect businesses and ordinary Americans. And what are the ethical and economic reasons government should or should not be…

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Intruder shot in home invasion

July 5, 2013

Two persons are reported to have committed a home invasion Wednesday night in Oconee County…and one was shot. The wounded man sought treatment at a North Carolina hospital, according to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is expected to release details on the case today.  

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Rain a factor in outdoor events

July 5, 2013

Bands of hard rain proved a factor for many people trying to enjoy 4th of July events across Oconee County. Seneca went ahead with its Tams’ concert. Hillbillies at Mountain Rest did not let the precipitation stop their annual celebration, though the crowd was down. Salem decided to postpone its event until tomorrow night at…

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“No go” for recovery operations today

July 5, 2013

A small crew worked yesterday on the recovery of Thomas Hill, a resident of Tampa, Fla., from the Chattooga River. However, water levels on the river were still too high for a full operation that includes in-water or on-water operations on the river itself. The Incident Command Team just made a decision to temporarily suspend…

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Westminster Team Headed To Lowcountry

July 4, 2013

A “coaches-pitch” 8-and-under boys team from Westminster has advanced to this weekend’s State Championhip round in Georgetown. The team numbers 12 players and Steven Stancil serves as Head Coach. The Westminster entry will see its first action in the 12-team field at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

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Forecast not promising for Walhalla event

July 3, 2013

Tjay Bagwell, referring to the likelihood of more rain, does not like what he sees on the weather radar. Nevertheless, at 2:20 this afternoon, the Independence Eve celebration in downtown Walhalla was still a go! But Bagwell says he’ll make a final decision by 4:45 this afternoon. Tonight’s event is to feature fun for children,…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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