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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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SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

July 3, 2013
SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

From the sky above Oconee County, a state police helicopter zeroed in on marijuana plants near Westminster, behind an outbuilding on the Greenfield Road. That resulted in the arrest of Robert Edward Landers, 45, of 112 Greenfield Road, on the charge of manufacturing marijuana. County narcotics officers, working with agents from the State Law Enforcement…

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Duke spokeswoman reacts to NRC decision

July 3, 2013

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says not only the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is dissatisfied with a failure to meet a national fire protection standard, but so is her company not satisfied. “We recognize that we did not meet our initial schedule commitment for completion of the new fire protection program at Oconee. Missing that schedule…

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SC gets $1 million to train dis-located workers

July 3, 2013

The S-C Department of Employment and Workforce has been awarded $1.2 million from the U-S Department of Labor to provide 223 dis-located persons with classroom and on-the-job training. More than $55 thousand of the money was awarded to Worklink, serving Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. According to the DEW, the grant funding is for expanded…

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Salem’s celebration a go!

July 3, 2013

Salem officials say they are committed to carrying through with their 4th of July celebration, despite today’s rain and the likelihood of more tomorrow. The town is planning a celebration of God and Country, with the official opening at 6 tomorrow evening. Salem promises a magical fireworks display at 9:30 tomorrow night.

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July 4 closings

July 3, 2013

Many regular government services take a holiday tomorrow to allow the employees time to spend the 4th with their families and loved ones. All Oconee Solid Waste facilities will be closed. All Oconee branch libraries are closed tomorrow, but will reopen at normal time Friday. Seneca City Hall and Tri-County Technical College are closed for…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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