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FBI focus on laser threats to aircraft

June 12, 2014

A new FBI national campaign is aimed at stopping people from pointing lasers at aircraft. It’s a federal violation that presents danger to the pilots, passengers and those on the ground. The FBI offers a reward of up to $10 thousand for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser…

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Marines coming to Upstate for R&R

June 12, 2014

The public is invited to take part in a welcoming patriotic parade Monday, June 23 to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—as well as a group from the Marine Corps Upstate Wounded Warrior Regiment. About 40 Marines are expected. Individuals and businesses are asked to help line the parade route with signs, flag…

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Chamber members asked to weigh-in

June 12, 2014

The members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce are being asked by their home office to indicate whether they favor a pair of questions for the November General Election ballot. One is whether chamber members support a one-cent sales tax increase to fund a variety of betterment projects across the county—such as new libraries and…

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Blood found at burglary scene near Seneca

June 12, 2014

The burglar who got into a home near Seneca through a window and stole a gun and cash apparently left something behind. An Oconee sheriff’s deputy found blood nearby 1460 South Walnut Street, and now the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to provide any information that can be helpful to solve what happened there November…

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West Union resignations!

June 11, 2014

At its meeting last night, West Union Town Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Danny Cappelen. He had only recently begun serving a new, 2-year term in office. The Cappelen resignation apparently will require a special election to fill the seat. West Union Town Council last night also accepted the resignation of its attorney, Paul…

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Once again, most Oconee voters stayed home

June 11, 2014

Dramatic as results were in Oconee voting, the truth is most county residents qualified to have cast ballots yesterday sat the elections out. The figures pored over this morning by Joy Brooks, elections director, attest to another countywide turnout of fewer than 20%—19.7% to be exact according to unofficial totals. As one county leader lamented,…

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Chattooga River hiker found

June 11, 2014

The missing hiker in the vicinity of the Chattooga River was found last night and re-united with his family.  Rabun County, Georgia authorities joined Oconee rescuers late yesterday once the 60-year old hiker became overdue by three hours and his family concerned.  Scott Krein, Oconee Emergency Services director, said it took four hours and the…

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Three speak during annual budget hearing

June 11, 2014

The business at Pine Street was not all political last night. Before the voter-counters did their work, Oconee County Council welcomed the public for the annual hearing on the new budgets. Three men took to the lectern with questions and observations about how the county and the public schools will spend over the next 12…

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Chattooga River hiker found

June 11, 2014

A man missing in the vicinity of the Chattooga River was found last night, but his condition is not immediately available this morning to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The man missing was identified as a 60-year old male hiker. The search and rescue mission organized late yesterday afternoon at the Sandy Fork boat ramp near the Earles…

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Democrats choose Congressional nominee

June 11, 2014

Two Oconeeans contested yesterday to be the Democratic nominee to run this fall for Congress. County Democratic voters preferred Barbara Jo Mullis over Hosea Cleveland. Mullis received 447 votes; Cleveland, 226. Returns from across the Third District last night showed Mullis comfortably ahead of her opponent. As her party’s nominee, she can look forward to…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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