Opera singer returns for Walhalla performance

After having graduated from college in New Orleans, opera singer “Catie” Devoe will be back in Walhalla next week to perform at the Civic Auditorium.  When you talk to Devoe–daughter of Frances and David Devoe–it’s not difficult to decipher another kind of musical influence.  It’s the influence of the environs of that Louisiana city.  This spring Catie Devoe graduated from […]

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Oconee gets National Geographic attention–again!

Oconee County outdoors have received a new mention by the publication National Geographic.  In the magazine’s Traveller UK series, a Chris Leadbeater article appears in the style of a traveler’s journal highlighting some of what he experienced when he visited South Carolina areas last fall–from the Golden Corner to the Grand Strand.  In Oconee, Leadbeater rafted the Bull’s Sluice rapids […]

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Where the fish are

About 458 thousand striped bass were stocked in Lake Hartwell by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Thursday and Friday—including a stocking at Twin Lakes Recreation Area near the Pickens County/Anderson County line. DNR used special trucks to stock the fingerlings in the lake—including stockings at Broyles Landing in Anderson County and at Twelve Mile Landing in Pickens County. […]

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A 96.3/WGOG NEWS correction!

Our apologies to retired military service officer Edwin C. Morehead.  In our story about his experience on September 11, 2001, we incorrectly listed Air Force as his branch of service.  As an alert listener pointed out to his and, as those who know him, Col. Morehead is retired after 34 years in the Army.  We apologize! VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca senior captures merit scholarship

Seneca High School congratulates senior Emily Barber today for being one of about 2,500 winners of the National Merit Scholarships—financed by colleges and universities. The award provides between $500 dollars and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. In Emily’s case, the institution is the University of South Carolina, according to […]

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Vehicle down “in a big hole”

State troopers report injuries in an accident during the 2 o’clock hour this afternoon in Seneca.  A passerby tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that emergency responders are on the scene on South Carolina 59 near the Houston Rice Road, not far from Seneca Health and Rehabilitation facility.  One vehicle is said to have cleared a guardrail and wound down in a large […]

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Burglary conviction brings 16-year prison term

A young man with ties to both Oconee County and two northeast Georgia counties has been ordered to prison for 16 years for burglary and larceny. An Oconee General Sessions Court at mid day today returned guilty verdicts against Jonathan Allen Finney as the result of a home burglary in the Ebenezer Community. Finney was arrested last year. Judge Lawton […]

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Two schools in line for new principals Monday

A special Oconee school board meeting Monday is likely to produce new principals at two of the county’s public schools, according to Andy Inabinet. The school board chairman told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning that the trustees during Monday’s noon-hour meeting are likely to vote on new principals for both Walhalla High School and Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. The Walhalla vacancy occurred […]

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90 years in manufacturing

A mainstay of Oconee’s industrial community is receiving congratulations for reaching a milestone. Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire, which operates a plant on South Carolina 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway, celebrates 90 years tomorrow in producing precision flat and fine wire. “This is a significant day for Ulbrich,” said Richard Blackwell, executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Ulbrich’s products are known for […]

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Party gives Congress nod to retired teacher

Two Oconee Democrats are running this year for the U-S House of Representatives, but their county party is endorsing only one of the two. An announcement today from Rosellen Aleguire, party chairwoman, says, “The Oconee County Democratic Party has endorsed Ms. Barbara Jo Mullis as its candidate for US House of Representatives, District 3, currently held by Republican Jeff Duncan.” […]

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