A date of importance to Sales Tax Commission

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are drawing attention to an important day early next year. It’s the date January 15, 2014. Any group wishing to benefit from the proceeds from a one-cent local sales tax will be required by the date to have submitted an official application. The recently appointed commissioners this afternoon held their third meeting. And afterward, […]

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Weekend party “completely out of control”

Answering a noise complaint, Oconee sheriff’s officers say they shut down a large weekend party “completely out control” and arrested four young men on the charges of disorderly conduct. The party to which the deputies brought a halt took place on Seneca River Road near Martin Creek Road. The officers were called around 12:30 Sunday morning—not long after the Clemson-Florida […]

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A second bookstore venture for Trish Lightweis

The co-owner of Oconee’s only remaining book store is partnering with to two Greenville residents to open a new book store in that city’s downtown. Trish Lightweis and her partners have a name for their project, but an exact downtown Greenville location to be determined later. “The biggest stumbling block that we have at this time is to find a […]

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What others say about us!

Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB plays host today to a pair of travel writers from Great Britain. Newspaper writers Bert Walsh and Matt Minshull are in Oconee County today through an arrangement with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And their local host, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, takes Walsh and Minshull on a boat ride […]

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West Union council accepts mayor’s apology

West Union has released a statement as the result of the controversy that surrounds a posting by its mayor on her Facebook page. Here is the statement, as released today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS at the Town Hall: “The Town of West Union Town Council met on Friday, October 18, 2013 and accepted Mayor Linda Oliver’s apology for comments posted on […]

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Spray-painted images of Walhalla Streetscape

A new way to imagine what Walhalla Streetscape could look like is available for viewing on the grounds of City Hall. Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell says he will be there from noon to 2 o’clock this afternoon to explain for anyone interested the spray-painted images from three of the four concepts proposed this month by the city’s design-engineering company.

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Food and shelter funds available thru United Way

Oconee County has been chosen to receive $29,264 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 31 of FEMA—the Federal Emergency and Management Agency. The local board of directors for the emergency food and shelter program will meet to determine how the funds awarded to Oconee are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter […]

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Oconeean sentenced on child porn charges

A 42-year old Seneca man, Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr., has been sent to federal prison for one year and nine months after being sentenced yesterday for possession of child pornography. Judge Henry Herlong Jr. passed sentence yesterday in U-S District Court at Greenville. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney’s Office, evidence established that on June 5, 2012, law […]

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Clemson car break-ins spread

Thieves are striking at parked cars again in Clemson. The latest rash of car break-ins occurred last night in the Berkeley Drive and the Country Walk subdivisions. Some of the vehicles victimized were left unlocked. The thieves broke windows in others. According to a citizen’s alert from the Clemson Police Department, this type of activity occurred a couple of months […]

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Public’s help needed at Our Daily Rest

If you’ve driven by Oconee’s one and only shelter for the homeless, the handsome and well-kept exterior lends itself to an air of complacency about the true need inside. That need is ongoing, as the numbers who take shelter at Our Daily Rest in Seneca continue rise. So does the list of needs for the shelter to continue to run. […]

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