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Officer pounding pavement

December 7, 2012

Driving S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, from Fair Play to Gaffney, is one thing. Walking that route seems unimaginable. But an Oconee sheriff’s officer intends to do just that, for a good cause. Norman Dukes, school resource officer at Tamassee-Salem/Middle/High School, is seeking financial pledges to go toward Tamassee-Salem’s transition class (Special Needs…

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Stray dogs and cats picked off the streets

December 7, 2012

In one, three-hour period yesterday, a combined effort by the Walhalla police and Oconee Animal Control picked up one cat and 15 dogs from the streets of the County Seat. A city official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that all of the animals were strays. The owners of another 15 pet dogs were ticketed for displaying no…

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Parade winners announced

December 7, 2012

Parade units from three Baptist churches were the winners during last night’s Christmas parade in Westminster. First place went to Retreat Baptist Church; second place to Madison Baptist Church; and third to Faith Baptist Church. Sandra Powell requests that representatives of all three winners contact her office to pick up their winning plaques.

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Army officer from Mountain Rest

December 7, 2012

At this holiday time of the year, an Army officer from Mountain Rest stationed across continents is thinking of home. Likewise, Scott Moore is being thought of here at home. After receiving an email hello today from Afghanistan, 96.3/WGOG will pursue a telephone interview with Lt. Col. Bradley Scott Moore. He’s serving in Afghanistan with…

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Duncan on 12/7/41

December 7, 2012

The surprise attack by Japan on the U-S Naval fleet in Hawaii is being remembered today by Jeff Duncan, South Carolina’s Third District congressman. Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, said, “As we pause to remember the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we are reminded of all those who have died in defense…

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Parades tomorrow

December 7, 2012

Christmas parades are planned tomorrow in Fair Play at 1:30 and in West Union at 5 o’clock.

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I-85 fatality ID’d as Alabaman

December 7, 2012

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports that Franklin County authorities have identified the man killed late last week in a fiery truck crash on I-85. “The driver’s name is Mitchell Ray Faulkner,” said Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “He is from Glencoe, Alabama. The company he was driving for is Dairyman Supply, Inc. out of…

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Clemson returns to normal

December 7, 2012

Clemson University classes and offices are back on normal schedule. Water service has been restored to campus but, until further notice, the boil water advisory remains in effect. For now, city of Clemson advises residents to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking. Any ice made from water…

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Friendship fire takes deadly toll

December 7, 2012
Friendship fire takes deadly toll

Fire late yesterday afternoon in the Friendship Community near Seneca left one person dead and a second person injured. The fatality was identified by the coroner as Charles Oglesby, 55 years old. Oglesby was found on the floor next to a burned mattress. Coroner Karl Addis said Linda Kay Christian, 46 years old, was airlifted…

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Oconee’s 5-year school plan

December 6, 2012

While Oconee School District proceeds with construction of a new Walhalla High School, the question raised is what other project might the county trustees commit to in the future? Apparently there are plenty to choose among. According to information released today by the district, future projects to be considered are a new Seneca middle school,…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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