96.3/WGOG NEWS correction!

Here is a 96.3/WGOG NEWS correction. Everyone may attend next week’s annual members’ meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, but the meal part of the meeting is available only for invited attendees. We regret our earlier error which made it appear that the meal part of it was available for everyone. The annual meeting takes place at 6 […]

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Libraries to apply for 1-cent tax

Oconee library leaders will submit their official request to be among the recipients of the proposed one-cent local sales tax. Once the final numbers are adjusted, they plan to turn in their application this afternoon—in advance of next week’s deadline, as set by the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission. In a vote yesterday, the county library trustees formally approved […]

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Remember the senior in your neighborhood

In times of temperature drops and power outages, Senior Solutions is requesting that you take the time to assure the welfare of the elderly—-especially those adults vulnerable to hypothermia and sickness. Senior Solutions urges you to go to the home of a senior to make sure he or she has working heat, proper clothing, food and water.

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All-time record for winter energy use

For winter power use, Duke Energy companies report all-time records. And Duke is thanking customers who have conserved during the extreme weather event. Those cutbacks have helped ease the burden on the utility system. For Duke Energy Carolinas, a new winter usage peak of 5,105 megawatt-hours was set yesterday in the hour ending at 8 in the morning. That exceeded […]

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Job fair and training expo Friday

Help will be available Friday at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Tech for the unemployed and under-employed. A job fair and training expo arranged by the college and local SC Works Centers will run 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center. Participants get the chance to meet and interview with area employers and find out about […]

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Leaks countywide, schools not spared

Home and business owners across Oconee County are fretting over water leaks, now that the temperatures are slowly beginning their climb. And the public schools are not spared. Crews have encountered leaks that have damaged district property, including the field house at West-Oak High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, estimated the field house leak, so far, is […]

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50 new jobs destined for Anderson

Anderson County can count on 50 new jobs. According to an announcement today from the office of Governor Haley, packIQ on American Way in Anderson will make a $2.1 million investment to meet an increased demand for packaging solutions. The expansion means a complete shipping rack fabrication facility, with powder coat paint and polyurea coating systems. The company started in […]

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Network close to being ready

The Oconee County administrator indicates the three-plus year project to bring access to high-speed internet is close to being ready for full operation. Scott Moulder reported at last night’s County Council meeting that eight companies have interest in playing some part in how to manage and operate the Oconee broadband network.  

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