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Arrest in winter time house burglary

April 12, 2013

Law enforcement reports show a 26-year old Oconee County man arrested and charged with burglary second degree and simple larceny at a house that belonged to a deceased woman. The woman’s son discovered the crime when he went to the home on the Shiloh Road and found it ransacked. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department,…

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Walhalla students picked for Governor’s School

April 12, 2013

Four students at Walhalla Middle School will attend this summer’s S-C Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Selected for the two-week program were Jesus Miranda, Gage Picotte, Skylar Stanley, and Mallie Lewis. Summer Discovery is a program for rising ninth graders interested in creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. Jesus passed the audition…

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CU students fight hunger

April 12, 2013

Clemson students starting Sunday are hoping that shoppers will think twice about the problem of hunger in their backyard. Members of a Clemson class are hosting a food drive at the Central Wal-Mart Sunday and Thursday. A sophomore from Pickens, Andrew Hendricks, said he and his fellow students will provide a list of items to…

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Teens to test their biology knowledge

April 12, 2013

Nearly 900 students from middle and high schools across South Carolina are at Clemson University today to compete in a biology merit exam. Some came from as far as Maryland and Virginia. The event is designed to test the teenagers’ knowledge of biology and, for some, the inspiration to get involved in science. Associate professor…

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WHS cost: action item

April 12, 2013

At their regular meeting Monday, Oconee school trustees appear likely to vote on exactly how much to spend to build the new Walhalla High School. And one trustee has confirmed she and some of her colleagues are wondering whether $55 million is too much. That’s the proposed guaranteed maximum price from the project’s construction management…

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Miller completes nine weeks’ training

April 12, 2013

Army National Guard Spec. John Miller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the nephew of Martha Anderson of Westminster. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Anderson University.

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Searchers find missing Alzheimer’s patient

April 12, 2013

After leaving her home three hours earlier, an Oconee County Alzheimer’s patient was found cold and wet, but uninjured. Deputy Director Adam Williams of Oconee Emergency Management said the 69-year old woman received an escort through the woods to meet an ambulance crew. She was then sent home and released to her family. Last night’s…

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New Spring Church eyes Oconee

April 12, 2013

Well-placed sources tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS that New Spring Church has interest in acquiring former textile plant property for a large church in Oconee County. The property is described as the former Deering-Milliken plant property at U-S 123 and S-C 93 near Clemson. Our sources say the property, with its Lake Hartwell border, has been envisioned…

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Lightning strike starts fire

April 12, 2013

A bolt of lightning at midnight started a fire in an out building in Mountain Rest, on the Village Creek Road. Last night’s thunderstorm and lightning brought down trees in various parts of Oconee County, but most roads are said to be passable this morning.  One exception is the road leading to the manned convenience…

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Cafe employing students closes for rest of year

April 11, 2013

The Considerate Café, at the Hamilton Career Center near Seneca, is closing for the rest of this school year to allow for construction and a re-vamp of the campus. But the restaurant, which served the public in addition to the school population, vows to be back for the 2013-14 year, with a grand re-opening the…

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