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Mayor talks Streetscape

January 30, 2014
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To the naked eye, little has been evident to show that Walhalla Streetscape is going to be a reality in 2014. But Mayor Danny Edwards does not rule out the possibility that the project can be done in time for this year’s Oktoberfest. In recent weeks, the contractor and the landscape engineers have been seen…

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Scott calls for an up-or-down vote

January 30, 2014
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U-S Senator Tim Scott wants Washington to act on the SKILLS legislation that would reform the government’s workforce development and training programs. After President Obama declared support for high-quality workforce training during this week’s State of the Union address, Republican Scott called on the President and Democratic Senate leaders to seek an up-or-down vote on…

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Gantt documentary to be broadcast nationwide

January 30, 2014
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Gantt documentary to be broadcast nationwide

A documentary chronicling the journey of the South Carolinian who became Clemson University’s first African-American student will be broadcast nationwide in February, Black History Month. South Carolina ETV, an affiliate of the National Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will broadcast “The Education of Harvey Gantt” beginning Tuesday, February 4 on stations covering 72% of U-S television…

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Three to make a pitch!

January 30, 2014
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Members of Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax Commission are to open their eyes and ears tonight for three more presentations from organizations lining up to qualify for a one-cent local sales tax. Making their pitches tonight to be part of this year’s ballot question are the Museum of Cherokee Annex, the Oconee 9-11 Memorial, and…

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Attorney to declare for office

January 30, 2014
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An attorney in Seneca makes an announcement tomorrow that he’ll be a candidate for this year’s special election to fill a vacancy on the Oconee County Council. Paul Cain plans to make his announcement of candidacy at his office tomorrow morning. He’ll seek to succeed the late Archie Barron, who represented District Three.

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Most roads are dry

January 30, 2014
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Most South Carolina roads are dry this morning, but the DOT cautions the driving public that secondary roads are still covered with snow or ice, as temperatures fell below freezing for the entire state. Travel on secondary roads is liable to be treacherous in sections and is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge…

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Getting back to normal, sort of

January 30, 2014
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Oconee County public schools are closed for a second full day. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “Because of conditions in the more rural areas/elevations of the district, schools will remain closed on Thursday, January 30 in Oconee County.” Oconee County offices and services, including the convenience centers, will open at 10:30 this morning. That’s the…

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Fire fighter’s condition improves

January 29, 2014
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An Oconee volunteer fire fighter is an intensive care patient at a Greenville hospital with injuries from a late night accident on a snowy road. But David Wagers’ condition is improving, according to a report received by Walter Lee, assistant chief of the Friendship Fire Department. At the time, the car left the Martin Creek…

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Areas to avoid!

January 29, 2014
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State troopers are busy trying to handle Oconee County traffic accidents on an icy morning. Among the mishaps: 505 Shiloh Road at Brentwood Drive; Martin Creek Road at Meldau; and Seed Farm Road. Injuries were reported in an accident on the West-Oak Highway and Greenfield Road.

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Responder in wreck on way to call

January 29, 2014
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Sections of two Oconee County roads south of Seneca have been described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as examples of the worst iced-over roads in the county. And one of those roads, the Martin Creek Road, was the scene late last night of a one-car accident that injured the driver and required his transport to a Greenville…

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