A new boss at Schneider Electric

101./7/WGOG NEWS has learned of an announcement yesterday at the Schneider Electric plant on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca.  Walhalla resident Garvin Barker will succeed Larry Smith as plant manager.  Smith, the long-time plant manager, is retiring.  Barker has worked several years in the capacity of Improvement Director, a job that required him to travel to Schneider’s plants. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Two Seneca children removed to DSS care

Two children have been removed from their Seneca home to the care of the Department of Social Services as part of a police investigation into cruelty to children.  Chief John Covington last night announced the arrest and charges against the children’s mother and a man identified as the mother’s boyfriend.  The police charged the boyfriend, Alejandro Cervantes-Olvera with cruelty to […]

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Seneca trombonist earns All-Band honor

An 8th grader at Seneca Middle School, Ellie Cannon, earned first chair trombone for the state and became the only Oconee School District student to make South Carolina All-State Band.  An honors student, Ellie practices each week for hours and will participate in the All-State Clinic and Concert March 11-13 at Furman University. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Commitment to fund seven re-surfacing projects

A committee that controls the use of nearly $5 million dollars for work on state secondary roads in Oconee made commitments this morning to get seven projects goings.  With DOT officials present, the Oconee “C” Fund Committee committed the funds to re-pave parts of Poplar Springs Road, Radisson Road, Sitton Mill Road, E. Reedy Fork Road, Davis Creek Road, N. […]

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Nursing degree students score high on board exams

Tri-County Technical College’s RN and LPN graduates’ performance on state board exams exceed both state and national pass rates, according to a year-to-date report released by the SC Board of Nursing. The College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program reports a 90.91 percent pass rate for first-time candidates licensure exam takers between the period of January 1 and December 20, 2015.  […]

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Absentee voting underway

If you have a compelling reason why you can’t cast a ballot in person in either of South Carolina’s Presidential preference primaries, election officials are willing to listen.  Absentee voting is already underway, and the office of the State Elections Commission is announcing procedures to cast an absentee vote.  You can qualify if you can meet one of 16 criteria […]

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High praise for below-average performance

The following is a submission for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office:  “For all the hubbub this year’s strong El Niño has generated among forecasters, January’s precipitation, which delivered about 80% of the average at each sub-basin, felt more underwhelming than the numbers suggest. It’s like when LeBron James only scores 20 points. Hartwell […]

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Bryan Long wins Officer of the Year

A 12-year deputy with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Long, walked away from a dinner in Seneca Monday night with the Officer of the Year Award, presented by the Seneca American Legion.  Since 1977, the Seneca legionnaires saluted law enforcement agencies with an annual dinner.  Guest speaker for Monday’s event was John Magill, director of the South Carolina Department of […]

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