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Oconee ladies to compete for title

September 25, 2012

Twenty Oconee ladies compete this weekend for the title of the 2012 Miss Oktoberfest and the chance to wear the tiara during next month’s official celebration of Walhalla’s Germanic roots. The pageant, at 7 Saturday night at Walhalla High School, is open to all young ladies attending high school in Oconee. Contestants will compete in…

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SHS Band stands out in competition

September 25, 2012
SHS Band stands out in competition

At this year’s Pride of Pendleton Classic, the Seneca High Band took first place in Division 1-A and 8th overall in a field of 19 bands in levels 1-A through 4-A. The band was led by Matt Smith, band director; Samantha Mumford, Seneca Middle School band director; Fritz Wewers, percussion instructor; and Christin Sharp, color…

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Body ID’d

September 25, 2012

A body found last weekend in Rabun County, Georgia has been identified as a Kennesaw, Georgia man. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Division of Forensic Science confirmed that the body found on Saturday, September 15th off the Bartram Trail in the Darnell Creek area is Richard Arnold Masters of Kennesaw, Georgia.Sheriff Frank Andrews gave the…

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Child abduction emergency

September 25, 2012

A child abduction emergency was reported early this morning by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The state police are looking for a 12-year old girl believed to have been abducted in Newport, North Carolina—the eastern part of the Tarheel State. Abigale Faith Lefevers, white female, weighs 90 pounds, five-feet-four, green eyes, and shoulder-length brown…

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OMC projects the year ahead

September 25, 2012
OMC projects the year ahead

“A very difficult year for us” is how Jeanne Ward, president/CEO of Oconee Medical Center, described the current year. Last night Ward began the presentation last night of a new budget for a new fiscal year. For the hospital year that officially begins next week, the budget writers project net revenues at $144 million and…

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Congressman visits Walhalla

September 24, 2012
Congressman visits Walhalla

Congressman Jeff Duncan was full of numbers and statistics during an appearance today in Walhalla. The amounts in spending and debt, in the trillions, may have made it difficult for the Rotary Club members to digest their meal. Earlier in his talk, Republican Duncan acknowledged media reports that when it comes to getting things done,…

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SAT scores slip

September 24, 2012
SAT scores slip

2012 SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores are being released statewide for graduating high school seniors. They are down a little this year. Oconee’s graduating seniors mirrored the trend. The mean score performance in the Oconee district, however, exceeded state performance in critical reading, math and composite, according to an announcement by the county’s public schools.…

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Second hotel appears to be a go

September 24, 2012

A committee of Oconee County Council meets next week to continue discussions on allowing private developers to take over the old courthouse and build a 55-room hotel. John Powell confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that he and his partner asked for another meeting of the county’s real estate, facilities and land management committee. Powell is…

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Covidien closing plans explained to suppliers

September 24, 2012
Covidien closing plans explained to suppliers

Just because Covidien is closing its Seneca plant doesn’t mean the plant’s suppliers are out of luck. Over the next three years, work on all products made by the Seneca plant is being moved to the Central America country of Costa Rica. Megan Mulusky, operations controller for Covidien’s vascular therapies in Marshfield, Massachusetts, says, “Our…

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Extended tax deadline nears

September 24, 2012

October 15 is the filing deadline for those with an extension of time to file their 2011 individual income tax returns and the S.C. Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers of their refund options. Taxpayers will receive an income tax refund prepaid debit card unless they designate on their tax return to receive a paper…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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