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House fire

June 23, 2014

A house fire this morning has resulted in a traffic diversion in the vicinity of South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway.  If possible, motorists should avoid 183 in the vicinity between Fowler and Snead roads.  Within that area, fire fighters have been attending to a structure fire–first reported around 7 this morning.

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Music, mirth and happiness at South Cove

June 23, 2014
Music, mirth and happiness at South Cove

  Oconee Democratic Party leaders welcomed a crowd last night for a party fundraiser under the pavilion at South Cove Park on Lake Keowee. The Democrats’ Paulette Keffas-Chassin pronounced the evening a happy event and said the party was glad to realize the proceeds of the $20 dollar admittance charge for the coffers of the county…

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Parade day today!

June 23, 2014

Organizers for today’s patriotic parade to welcome 40 visiting Marines encourage a largwe turnout on the parade route.  And there will be plenty of chances along the Oconee sections to wave and cheer the visitors from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.  You can catch estimated arrival times, along with suggested viewing points, on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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House fire near Walhalla

June 21, 2014

No one was inside a house that caught fire last night near Walhalla.  The fire occurred on Hope Drive–behind Turning Point Church of God on South Carolina 11.  A Walhalla fireman told 96.3/WGOG NEWS he doesn’t know why the fire started, but its origin was the living room of the house.  Moderate damage was reported.

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Arrests made in high school building site theft

June 21, 2014

Another instance of thievery has taken place at the construction site for the new Walhalla High School. This time, however, the law captured and arrested two suspects. The Sheriff’s Office has announced highway 59 resident Brandon Scott Wheeler, 35 years old, and Ruby Road resident Keith Alan Schlachter, 43, were jailed Friday on charges of…

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Medical transport for wreck victim

June 21, 2014

A car, a van and a pickup truck collided early yesterday afternoon near Seneca. The accident resulted in the temporary shut down of South Carolina 59 near the city limit and the air flight transport of one of the drivers. State troopers say 60-year old Seneca resident Gary L. Alexander required a helicopter flight to…

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Fire and EMS roll to apartment

June 21, 2014

Public safety responders went to the aid of an apartment dweller near Seneca.  One responsder told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the man at Pelham Creek Road apartment was being attended for medical problems as the result of an apparent cooking accident this morning around 9 o’clock.

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A new way to follow Seneca City Council!

June 20, 2014

Starting soon a new way to follow Seneca City Council. Video equipment is being installed in the council chambers to allow a recording to be played back by cable television. Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, also says the video recordings will be streamed live, so that Senecans and others interested may follow them by computer and a…

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Convenience store disturbance between man and woman

June 20, 2014

An argument between a man and a woman on the road continued later at an Oconee convenience store and, so far, has resulted in the arrest of the man. By this afternoon, sheriff’s officers were still looking for the woman and have posted a Crime Stoppers alert. Deputies late Wednesday night at the Bountyland Quik…

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Protective apparely required to inspect old building

June 20, 2014

Oconee’s newest county councilman, Paul Cain of District Three, will get a look Monday at the former courthouse. Cain was told this morning by Scott Moulder, county administrator, that he should wear a helmet and boots and that all who enter the building should also put on a respiratory mask.   Among others who will…

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Calendar

  • 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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