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Financial aid answers via Twitter

July 15, 2014

In six weeks, the fall semester at Tri-County Technical College begins—making now a time when students and parents want answers about financial aid deadlines, scholarship requirements and how to manage debt.  Tech’s financial staff reports high volumes of phones calls and emails that await answers.  But the college now offers a new way to get…

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Civic club donates to 9/11 memorial project

July 15, 2014
Civic club donates to 9/11 memorial project

 A civic organization has come through with a$1 thousand donation to the Oconee County committee raising money for a 9/11 memorial to be erected adjacent to what will be the new home for Walhalla High School. The donation by the Salem Lions Club, in a sense, is no surprise, for it was that organization that…

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Oconee to soar with “Project Eagle”?

July 15, 2014

After two and a half hours of a private meeting, the Oconee County Council is moving ahead on two of three unspecified economic development matters. The council emerged last night without acting on the first of three matters discussed. It did vote to direct its legal counsel to proceed with an agreement on a project…

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South Carolina public mental health services go way back

July 14, 2014

South Carolina has provided mental health services to its residents since at least the early part of the 19th century, but its director of today says there is still more to accomplish. John Magill, director of the state Department of Mental Health since 2006, spoke today to the Walhalla Rotary Club. Magill told the Rotarians…

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County may sell Foxwood Hills property

July 14, 2014

At a meeting Friday, an Oconee County commission may approve the sale of as many as 100 parcels of property in the Foxwood Hills subdivision at Lake Hartwell. The parcels are on the agenda for a 2 o’clock meeting of the county Forefeited Land Commission. The commissioners also receive a follow-up to a question of…

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Crime Watch meeting in Dacusville

July 14, 2014

The greater Dacusville area of Pickens County will be the subject of a Crime Watch kick-off meeting next week. And anyone interested in taking part in the Crime Watch is encouraged to attend. The meeting takes place at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, July 22 in the Dacusville Community Center. Those attending receive information about Pickens…

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Seneca to talk with building owners

July 14, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Seneca representatives plan a meeting this week with owners of the former Harper’s 5 and 10 building—across from City Hall. The meeting apparently will touch on what the city will require for bringing the interior part of the building up to code. According to City Attorney Michael Smith, settlement has…

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Something in it (referendum) for Salem

July 14, 2014

  A Salem leader detects a favorable attitude from those in her area to pass this year’s referendum that would add a penny to the sales tax for community improvement projects countywide. Kim Alexander, the Salem clerk-treasurer, says the one-cent question on the November General Election ballot will include projects for her area which have…

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New-look Westminster Magistrate’s Office

July 14, 2014

Oconee County is providing the office of the Westminster Magistrate a new look. New paint, new carpeting, and new restroom facilities are part of the project.

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“Smart Driver” course offers safe practices and strategies

July 14, 2014

If you have been driving for years, you may think you know all you need to know about safe practices on the roads. But Oconee County resident Harry Wertheimer says you should think again. Wertheimer is a certified instructor for an AARP “Smart Driver” course who is getting ready to offer a new class in…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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