Website values return for a CU degree

A website’s list on the rate of return for someone with a college degree shows that Clemson graduates get the highest return on their college investments than those at other colleges and universities in South Carolina. AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranked the top colleges in South Carolina with low net costs in tuition and fees whose graduates have the highest lifetime earnings when […]

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ROW acquisition starts this month

The state this month begins right-of-way acquisition to allow for improvements at the tricky junction of S.C. 59 and 24 in the Crossroads Community. Senator Thomas Alexander and Representative Bill Sandifer are told in a letter from DOT Traffic Safety Engineer Brett Harrelson that additional rights-of-way will be needed to make way for adding left turn lanes on 24 and […]

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Emergency Department soon to be its own patient

Soon some patience is going to be required of Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department. The time draws near for the start of a 12-phase renovation of the emergency section of the hospital. Pat Smith, vice president for patient care, says the work is to be undertaken in 12 separate phases, with nurse’s station the first phase to begin a week […]

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Patient numbers down and income is reflected

The consuming public simply has little time for going to the hospital in summer, and Oconee Medical Center’s financial ledgers for June are reflecting that. Kevin Herbert, finance officer for OMC, told the board of directors the budget writers were off the mark in June. “Our total consolidated net revenue was about $864 thousand under budget,” he said last night. […]

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Vote possible tonight on tax plan

A committee of the Oconee County Council gets a presentation tonight on a new capital one-cent sales tax plan. The council’s Budget, Finance and Administration Committee is reserving the option of taking a vote on whether to propose the tax as a referendum in the 2014 General Election. The committee meets at 6 at Pine Street.

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Oconee’s weather gets wilder!

 You just have to stay around awhile for Oconee’s weather to get wilder—from Sunday night’s severe thunderstorm warning to last night’s tornado warning. Oconee County Dispatch reports some sightings of tornadoes last night, but no confirmation of anything that touched down. Before last night’s storm, a car wound up in a creek on the Coffee Road about a half mile […]

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Businessman charged in drowning death

South Carolina DNR officials have confirmed they’ve charged a business owner with providing improper equipment to a Clemson student who drowned in March on Lake Jocassee. According to the DNR, Anlin Wang of Central was given a life jacket of the wrong size. The charge of providing improper equipment levied against Charlie Michael, owner of the Jocassee Outdoor Center, carried […]

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123-130 re-make ahead!

Federal aid is being applied to Seneca’s 123-130 and, if all goes well, the remake of that busy intersection will start early next year. South Carolina DOT officials confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that re-surfacing of 123, from the Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road, is the highest rated Oconee County project in the state’s 2014 Federal Aid Pavement Improvement […]

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Picnic to celebrate conservation feat

A picnic to remember a major conservation accomplishment in Oconee County takes place this year Saturday, August 3 at the Stumphouse Tunnel Park. And conservationist J-Harold Thomas invites everyone to bring a picnic lunch that day to celebrate a feat which seemed impossible six years ago. That’s when conservationists and others raised millions of dollars to keep one thousand acres […]

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Missing teenager found safe

A teenager, missing on Lake Hartwell since last night, was found safe today on a boat dock in the Carter’s Ferry area on the Georgia side. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reported fifteen-year old Noah Day of Piedmont went missing last night near Sadler Creek State Park on the U-S 29 side in South Carolina. And the Georgia DNR’s Craig Fulgam […]

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