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Riley to return to A-COG board?

June 23, 2014

Former Seneca Councilman Ernest Riley is bidding for a new position on the policy-making board of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. A vote to decide whether Riley gets a regional board position is scheduled Friday by the A-COG board. Previously, Riley served the board as a designee of the Oconee Municipal Association, but…

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Fire UPDATE

June 23, 2014

Public safety responders were on the go this morning, in response to flames spotted coming out a house near Walhalla.  The call to 1757 Pickens Highway came at 7:09 this morning.  The house was empty and no one was hurt.  One of those responders was an investigator from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  An official cause…

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Plans move ahead for park sign

June 23, 2014

According to Richard Blackwell, Oconee economic development recruiter, plans are progressing toward a sign for one of the county’s new hopes to attract jobs. Blackwell says he has the design for a 19’ by 14’ sign advertising the new Oconee Industrial and Technology Park (formerly Echo Hills) on highway 11. And it’s now a matter,…

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Game-changer in Seneca!

June 23, 2014

Screens and cameras will be in place in time for tomorrow night’s public hearing and special city council meeting in Seneca. The public hearing for the new budget will precede the special council meeting and will begin at 6 o’clock at City Hall. As a way to help the public and press better follow the…

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House fire

June 23, 2014

A house fire this morning has resulted in a traffic diversion in the vicinity of South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway.  If possible, motorists should avoid 183 in the vicinity between Fowler and Snead roads.  Within that area, fire fighters have been attending to a structure fire–first reported around 7 this morning.

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Music, mirth and happiness at South Cove

June 23, 2014
Music, mirth and happiness at South Cove

  Oconee Democratic Party leaders welcomed a crowd last night for a party fundraiser under the pavilion at South Cove Park on Lake Keowee. The Democrats’ Paulette Keffas-Chassin pronounced the evening a happy event and said the party was glad to realize the proceeds of the $20 dollar admittance charge for the coffers of the county…

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Parade day today!

June 23, 2014

Organizers for today’s patriotic parade to welcome 40 visiting Marines encourage a largwe turnout on the parade route.  And there will be plenty of chances along the Oconee sections to wave and cheer the visitors from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.  You can catch estimated arrival times, along with suggested viewing points, on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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House fire near Walhalla

June 21, 2014

No one was inside a house that caught fire last night near Walhalla.  The fire occurred on Hope Drive–behind Turning Point Church of God on South Carolina 11.  A Walhalla fireman told 96.3/WGOG NEWS he doesn’t know why the fire started, but its origin was the living room of the house.  Moderate damage was reported.

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Arrests made in high school building site theft

June 21, 2014

Another instance of thievery has taken place at the construction site for the new Walhalla High School. This time, however, the law captured and arrested two suspects. The Sheriff’s Office has announced highway 59 resident Brandon Scott Wheeler, 35 years old, and Ruby Road resident Keith Alan Schlachter, 43, were jailed Friday on charges of…

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Medical transport for wreck victim

June 21, 2014

A car, a van and a pickup truck collided early yesterday afternoon near Seneca. The accident resulted in the temporary shut down of South Carolina 59 near the city limit and the air flight transport of one of the drivers. State troopers say 60-year old Seneca resident Gary L. Alexander required a helicopter flight to…

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  • 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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