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KY quake felt at Salem

November 12, 2012

Saturday’s 4.3 magnitude earthquake ¬†may have been centered in Kentucky but it was felt as far south as Salem, South Carolina. 96.3/WGOG spoke with a Salem resident on Saturday. She reported pots and dishes in her home rattled, but no damage resulted. At least seven other states reported rattling from the quake 10 miles west…

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Prescribed burn near Cashiers

November 12, 2012

A 510-acre prescribed burn is planned this fall near Cashiers, North Carolina. Southeast of Cashiers and east of Silver Run Falls, the burn is planned by the U-S Forest Service and the NC Forest Service on private land. It’s one of four prescribed burns scheduled this fall in the Nantahala National Forest, with the others…

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Purple Heart marker dedicated

November 10, 2012
Purple Heart marker dedicated

¬†Oconee County now has something new, besides an annual breakfast, to remember and pay tribute to its Purple Heart military veterans. In the midst of Veterans Day weekend, a large crowd gathered on Walhalla’s Main Street in front of Veterans Park for the dedication and unveiling of the Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 748…

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Repair plans for 18 Mike Creek Bridge

November 10, 2012

The S.C. Department of Transportation has started emergency procurement of contractor services to make the needed repairs to the Pickens County bridge crossing Eighteen Mile Creek on Secondary 18. Secretary of Transportation Robert St. Onje Jr. gave the authorization so that the road can be reopened to traffic as quickly as possible. “This road carries…

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Controlled burn at Echo Hills

November 9, 2012

The reason for a smoky sky, according to the Oconee Fire Chief, is the controlled burn in progress today at the county’s Echo Hills Industrial Park. There, two building pads are being prepared in a first phase effort at highway 11 property, for which county leaders have high hopes to create jobs through economic development.…

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Notice to proceed at West Union

November 9, 2012

With a paperwork glitch out of the way, West Union will finally see its dilapidated former public school building taken down. And the contractors are predicting the job will be quick. Dewayne Pelfrey, project manager for Southern Capital and Development of Seneca, predicts the entire job, the building demolition and the asbestos removal to precede…

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Beauty reigns supreme at WOHS

November 9, 2012

At last weekend’s Miss West-Oak High School Pageant, the overall winner was Hannah Pressley. And Hannah telephoned 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning to announce the winners of her court. The names of those winners can be heard this afternoon on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Tigerama tonight

November 9, 2012
Tigerama tonight

Homecoming festivities kickoff tonight at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum with the 56th Annual Tigerama. Tigergate Tailgate will be a 5:30 event on the lawn of Littlejohn featuring live music, a magician, appearances by Clemson student-athletes and organizations, games and prizes. At 7 Tigerama begins inside the coliseum. The emcees tonight are Miss South Carolina and student…

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Veterans Day breakfast

November 9, 2012
Veterans Day breakfast

Veterans from all branches of the U-S Armed Forces are to be honored during a breakfast this morning at Walhalla Middle School. All veterans and their families are invited at 8:30.

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Traffic fatality identified

November 9, 2012

The victim of the early yesterday pickup truck accident on Oconee’s Blackjack Road was a 35-year old resident of the Crossroads area. April Craig of the Williams Farm Road died at 12:20 a-m of what the coroner said was asphyxiation after the vehicle came to rest atop her. Coronel Karl Addis ruled the death of…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
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