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Lucas: “I’m glad about this development”

April 22, 2013

A movement is afoot to do away with South Carolina’s exit exam for high school students and the requirement that students must pass the test as a condition for graduation. Parents, teachers, and lawmakers are among those who believe one test should no longer determine a student’s future. And Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of…

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Police respond to fight in the street

April 22, 2013

The investigation of a fight reported on the street yesterday morning in a Seneca residential neighborhood has landed one man in jail. The police say that, after being called to Williams Street, they arrested James Willie Walker on three charges. Authorities listed the following charges against the 40-year old Walker: assault and battery of a…

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Boil water advisory lifted

April 22, 2013

West Union’s boil water advisory is no more! Mayor Linda Oliver this morning said the advisory, issued Friday, has been lifted. The mayor has promised 96.3/WGOG NEWS to gather more information about the broken water main that, for a time, interrupted the small town’s water supply.

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Prescribed burn

April 22, 2013

The Forest Service is undertaking a prescribed burn today in Oconee County. A spokesman for the USFS says today’s burn is planned for 560 acres in Choehee Valley near Lake Cherokee.

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Senators speak out on the Boston tragedy

April 22, 2013

U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina says the Boston Marathon bombings show America’s strong resolve against national acts of terrorism. In the Weekly Republican Address, Scott said, “To those who would attack America or our citizens, let me say this—there is no corner on earth, no hiding place in America to keep us from…

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Watt represents OSD at state event

April 22, 2013

Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, represented the department during a “Zero Tolerance for Litter” press conference on the statehouse grounds in Columbia. Law enforcement officers and officials from across the state attended. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign this month, as…

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Pardon and expungement workshop today!

April 22, 2013

A pardon and expungement workshop takes place at 3:30 this afternoon in Seneca at the SC Works Center at 11091 Radio Station Road. The workshop is designed to provide information regarding provisions in state law for the expungement of an arrest record or for the possibility of a pardon. And on 96.3/WGOG NEWS today Greg…

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Road paver at work this week

April 22, 2013

A road paver has announced it will be at work on projects this week in Oconee and Pickens counties. Today is the start of work by King Asphalt on highway 11 between Antioch Church Road and Sunset community. That work is scheduled to last until around May 7. Tomorrow King will work on the Coneross…

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Police chief says funds well spent

April 19, 2013

Thirty thousand dollars spent one year ago is paying off today for the Seneca Police Department, according to its chief. John Covington said the $30 thousand dollars approved by city council was enough to finish equipping all patrol vehicles with up-to-date car video/audio recording equipment and replace out-dated units. It also allowed the police to…

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Oakway student wins honorable mention

April 19, 2013

An Oconee County public school student gained honorable mention in this year’s Project Sentry Logo Contest, sponsored by the U-S Attorney’s Office in South Carolina. A certificate of appreciation and a ribbon went to Oakway Intermediate School’s Lilly Smith, who competed in the grades 3-5 division. The statewide contest gives South Carolina students a chance…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
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  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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