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GMP to be announced tonight!

April 8, 2013

The long-awaited guaranteed maximum price for building the new Walhalla High School is to be announced tonight during the 6 o’clock meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. According to the agenda for the trustees’ work session at district headquarters, the announcement will be made as part of the superintendent’s report by Dr. Mike…

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96.3/WGOG NEWS correction and clarification

March 29, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS earlier story about this week’s court appearance by an Oconee County man charged with felon in possession of a firearm incorrectly stated that defendant Shannon David Powers entered a plea of not guilty during arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Kevin McDonald in Greenville. According to U-S District Court documents, a plea of not guilty…

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Jobless rate descends in OC and SC

March 29, 2013

Oconee County’s unemployment rate for February stood at 9%—eight-tenths of a percentage point below January’s rate. And the workforce was stronger across the state, as well. The Department of Employment and Workforce’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in South Carolina decreased to 8.6% in February from January’s rate of 8.7%. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell from 7.9%…

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Do you want to drive a truck?

March 29, 2013

A job fair and training expo takes place next month at the Anderson campus of Tri-County Technical College. From 9 a-m to noon Tuesday, April 9 at 511 Michelin Blvd., Anderson participants get to meet and interview with area truck driving employers or find out about options available to start a career in the field.…

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Garrison Arena pump the economy

March 29, 2013

An impact study finds that all of the horse shows, dog shows, and other events at the Garrison Arena near Pendleton pump millions of dollars into the Upstate economy. The facility that offers the largest indoor show ring within 200 miles draws some 100 thousand visitors a year and generates $8.9 million in total economic…

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Free credit protection deadline

March 29, 2013

Sunday is the deadline for South Carolinians to be enrolled in Experian’s ProtectMYID and, according to the state Department of Revenue, help will be provided throughout the weekend for individuals to sign up for the free, one-year credit protection. To enroll, individuals have the option to either go online by visiting protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the…

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Bridge to be repaired not replaced

March 29, 2013

At a rural fire substation, Oconee County officials last night heard all they needed to about whether to proceed with plans to replace a community bridge. Instead, those attending a public meeting at the Holly Springs Fire Department, influenced county leaders to repair Cobb Road Bridge—-instead of the more costly project of replacing it. In…

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Body identified

March 28, 2013

The body found by a hunter this morning near Seneca has been identified as a 40-year old Friendship community man, last seen Saturday night in the vicinity of a nearby motorcycle accident. Coroner Karl Addis said the body of Douglas Odell Chapman Jr. showed no obvious fatal injuries. An autopsy takes place tomorrow morning. Both…

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USFS: two prescribed burns today

March 28, 2013

White smoke is drifting south toward the Walhalla area today from at least one of two prescribed burns being carried out inside the Sumter National Forest. A USFS representative says today’s first burn took place at Presbyterian Lake, in the vicinity of the rifle range at Mountain Rest. A second prescribed burn is planned for…

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Tech makes “flatline” budget request

March 28, 2013

Students are enrolling at Tri-County Technical College in fewer numbers than they were at the height of the last recession, but the college president says there’s still the need for students to take the kinds of courses that impart skills to make things. Those comments during a luncheon today preceded the official presentation of Tri-County…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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