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Jury to be picked tomorrow

February 25, 2013

A jury is to picked tomorrow morning in Oconee General Sessions to hear the State’s case against Kenneth Wayne Whitworth, a court officer tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The 40-year old Whitworth, arrested August 1, 2011, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine. He is represented by assistant public defender Danny Day, while the state’s prosecution will be…

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Sheep Farm Road officially opens

February 25, 2013

Rarely can you say that a new, major highway has opened in Oconee County. But you can today. The five-lane Sheep Farm Road, from 123 at Wells Highway, crossing the Bountyland Road, and proceeding north to 28 at Tanglewood has officially opened. Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT, describes his office and the…

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Seneca’s “BOAR” tonight!

February 25, 2013

The Seneca board that regulates the city’s historic and design review districts meets tonight, with two advertised hearings on the agenda, along with one new item of business. Planner Tamy Sanford runs down the agenda on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The City Hall meeting for the Board of Architecture Review begins at 6.    

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Talk taxes tonight

February 25, 2013

A Wahalla leader wants to engage the citizenry tonight in the idea of raising taxes–for the city’s good. Councilman/Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell invites all Walhallans to the activity room of Golden Corner Church, at 325 Kenneth Street, to allow him to share his ideas. Mayor Edwards and the rest of council have chosen to play…

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Handgun safety and proficiency

February 25, 2013

Tri-County Technical College offers a handgun safety and proficiency course this week to allow qualifying participants to apply for a South Carolina concealed weapons permit. The course takes place at 8:30 a-m Saturday at Tech’s Anderson campus, at 511 Michelin Blvd. and will include eight hours of classroom instruction and additional time on the firing…

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Bowers: It requires no more than a simple fix

February 25, 2013

The chairman of Pickens County Republicans thinks he has found an instance of state lawmakers going overboard, trying to apply a simple fix to what’s wrong. It is election reform legislation, particularly taking out a section of 2010 law that caused candidate qualifying disruption last year over the filing of economic interest statements. Instead of…

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Shelter campaign to be announced

February 25, 2013

The capital campaign to raise $990 thousand to meet Safe Harbor’s goal for Oconee County’s first shelter protecting adults and children from domestic abuse will become official this week in Walhalla. At 9:30 Friday morning, Safe Harbor’s capital campaign is to be announced in the second floor training room at the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The…

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Big doings in Six Mile!

February 25, 2013

Open house and dedication of the new fire department in the Pickens County town of Six Mile takes place at 5 p-m tomorrow at 629 Mt. Olivet Road, Six Mile. Everyone is invited!

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What the teachers did on their in-service day

February 25, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, acknowledges the controversy surrounding the switch to a common core of state standards in public education. On his blog Friday, Lucas said, “Much of the controversy has been political, and I was pleased that lots of CEOs from America’s corporations posted an advertisement in support of the transition…

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“The State of Schneider Electric”

February 25, 2013

At Friday’s “State of Oconee”, there were encouraging words about Schneider Electric, one of the county’s mainstays in its manufacturing community. Larry Smith, manager for Schneider’s Oconee County operations, said his company has a large thumbprint in South Carolina and its Seneca area plant earned the highest rating among Schneider’s North America holdings. Smith complimented…

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