Meetings tonight!

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Oconee Public Library Board takes place at 5:30 this evening in the meeting room at the Walhalla Main Library. The meeting is open to the public, and public comment is welcomed at the start. A meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission takes place at 6 tonight in Council Chambers at the County Administrative Complex […]

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Special event for high school students

High school juniors and seniors can learn how Tri-County Technical College can help them get started to a career during an event next month on the Pendleton campus. An event, 4 to 6 o’clock the evening of Saturday, April 4, will include a barbecue dinner, Country Music Television giveaways and drawings for an iPad. Students may bring one parent with […]

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If industry came calling today….

If an industry looking to make a move today called Oconee County and asked about the availability of a building, would the county be able to accommodate? It’s an issue that members of the board of Oconee Economic Alliance batted around Friday during a board meeting in Westminster. Russell Johnson, project manager for the alliance, says there is a finite […]

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Hazing at Walhalla High

Incidents of hazing involving members of the Walhalla High boys’ varsity soccer team have led to what the county superintendent says are the suspensions of five players  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says the suspensions have resulted from an investigation begun Tuesday when one of the victims contacted school authorities.  Specific details of what happened weren’t immediately provided to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, […]

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Stolen iPads returned

Ten iPads in transit to Oconee schools were stolen last summer at the Atlanta airport, but a district official learned this afternoon those iPads have been returned, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the Homelad Security says arrests have made been made, but the investigation continues.  The 10 returned iPads were among a total […]

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Making your voice heard!

Long Creek Community Club is asking the public to weigh-in on the future of the club and, specifically, what it should try to accomplish. One idea is to enhance the grounds with a multi-use park. You are invited to respond to a survey. One way to do that is thru the internet by going to longcreeksc.com/survey. Another way is to […]

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Tucker Hipps reward up to at least $22 thousand

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oconee announce today that an anonymous reward of $20 thousand is posted for information that helps solve the death investigation of Clemson student Tucker Hipps. The $20 thousand an addition to $2 thousand that Crime Stoppers offers and any reward money generated through a Clemson student who started a GoFundMe campaign. On September […]

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It’s “Project Skill”, not “Project Ticker”

Our earlier story about the project to acquire a campus of Tri-County Tech for Oconee, the Economic Alliance office code-name for the project was incorrect. We reported it was “Project Ticker.” In fact, it is “Project Skill.” Director Richard Blackwell’s report for this month says this about Project Skill: “Continuing to work on this ‘educational’ aligned project. Site has been […]

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Blackwell responds to call for “net jobs” info

At this week’s meeting of Oconee County Council, a citizen during public comment registered a call for an explanation from the county’s chief recruiter for economic development. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says he was listening and today provided information about how announcements of promised jobs square with jobs lost to layoffs or plant closings. He sought to dispel […]

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