CU recognizes death march survivor

Clemson University has started an endowment to honor professor emeritus Ben Skardon—a Clemson alumnus and survivor of the Bataan Death March during the Second World War. The Col. Beverly “Ben” Skardon Clemson Ring Endowment will help fund the Clemson Ring Ceremony. For many years, Skardon took part in that ceremony, sharing the story about how his Clemson ring saved his […]

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‘Roads to Paradise’ cleanup Saturday

If you appreciate Lake Jocassee and Devil’s Fork State Park, there’s a gift you can give to both during the holiday season. Friends of Jocassee hold their quarterly cleanup at both outdoor attractions Saturday from 9 a-m to noon. And you’re invited to pitch in by meeting in the day use area of the state park. There, teams will be […]

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Ross: “I’ll still be around”

Long-time Oconee County sewer attorney Lowell Ross, now 81 years old, has decided 2014 will be the time he’ll begin to limit his law practice. And that means the Joint Regional Sewer Authority will have to turn to someone else for legal assistance. Ross will be missed. He was commended last night by sewer superintendent Bob Winchester, among others, for […]

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Power restored at Employment and Workforce

A power outage yesterday morning prompted the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to power down its servers, causing a delay in services. But the MyBenefits portal (mybenefits.dew.sc.gov) is now operational, and claimants may also file by phone and speak with representatives at 1-866/831-1724. DEW is extending its operating hours today and tomorrow until 7 p-m. And, to mitigate […]

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JRSA passes resolution

The policymakers for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority have decided to leave it up to their member cities whether to release Oconee County from an annual payment to the authority. Without objection, the authority commissioners passed a resolution to be forwarded to the cities. The commission acted after hearing Greg Dietterick speak about the background of a $610 thousand payment […]

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Burglary and attempted arson

Oconee sheriff’s officers are turning to the public for help in solving a burglary and attempted arson Thanksgiving morning in Utica. After talking with fire fighters, investigators determined someone tried to start a fire in the kitchen of an Ames Street home. Investigators determined there was forced entry and the theft of items worth more than $10 thousand. If you […]

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Rotary recognizes Students of the Quarter

Leadership, academic achievement and community involvement are among the criteria the public schools consider for Student of the Quarter honors. At today’s Walhalla Rotary Club meeting, students of the quarter from six Oconee schools received pins, certificates, and bumper stickers. The following students were treated to a Rotary luncheon: Jordan Pope of Keowee Elementary School, Mason Duncan of Tamassee-Salem Elementary, […]

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Crenshaw working with the numbers

One-hundred-seventy-people never made it home for the holidays over the weekend! The inmate count at the Oconee Detention Center during the Thanksgiving weekend reached 170—in a penal facility with a rated capacity of 122. Two drug sweeps in November swelled the numbers. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and staff continue to meet with the architect and the builder to finish the design […]

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2nd electric bus expected this week

Seneca is getting ready for the second of four electric buses. “I imagine this week we’ll probably be doing a little testing on it,” Ed Halbig told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning. The planning and community development director said once all four buses are in place, the city expects to place the them into some form of “shadow” service with the […]

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