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Combining Seneca boards of government

March 20, 2015

Seneca is giving thought to combining a couple of its boards into one. Ed Halbig, planning and community development director, the idea that has been discussed is combining the board of zoning appeals and the board of architectural review into one board. Each one, he says, has a quasi-judicial nature to it. There are other…

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Radio auction returns to 96.3/WGOG

March 20, 2015

Radio Auction returns to the air here on 96.3/WGOG tomorrow, and you are invited to take your chance on bargains available locally. The auction airs live tomorrow morning 9 o’clock until noon. You can prepare by obtaining a bid number in advance by contacting us here at the station. You can get a glimpse of…

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Virginians arrested on drug charges near Seneca

March 20, 2015

A 9-1-1 hang up call Wednesday sent Oconee deputies to an address in the Keowee Community. That call to Burkett Road led to a traffic stop on Keowee School Road and the eventual arrest of two men on drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, warrants obtained yesterday afternoon charged Meghan Allyn Wilson of…

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Tamassee woman arrested in Salem fraud case

March 19, 2015

The Salem police have confirmed the arrest this week of a 27-year old woman charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Chief Dave Poulson said the woman arrested on Tuesday, Cassie Marie Owens of Tamassee, has been released from jail and ordered to appear in Municipal Court April 15. Owens’ arrest came after more than…

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Wi-Fi arrives at community club, fewer dead zones

March 19, 2015

Wireless technology has reached one of Oconee’s rural outposts, and the president of Long Creek Community Club says Wi-Fi is certainly welcomed and needed. Chanda Morrison says Wi-Fi on the grounds of the community club on highway 76 gives the public there access to the internet from inside the building or from sitting in a…

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Additional charges against Jordan Scott Tilson

March 19, 2015
Additional charges against Jordan Scott Tilson

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced additional charges this morning against a 17-year old Walhallan, who was jailed over the weekend as the result of a fatal car accident on highway 11. Jordan Scott Tilson was arrested Sunday on charges of felony driving under the influence. He is now charged with distributing marijuana and Oxycodone. According to…

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Encouraged by selfless acts of Oconee students

March 19, 2015

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee superintendent of education, took time this week to praise a select number of students for their selfless acts that have impressed others. Thorsland spoke about the actions that are encouraging to him at two venues—Monday night’s school board meeting and a meeting the following morning with the working press. One had…

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Megan Hicks, ambassador for cancer reseasrch funding

March 19, 2015

A Lexington woman visited Washington this week as the state’s ambassador to help generate money for research efforts to find a cure for cancer. Megan Hicks works for the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and, when we spoke to her Tuesday morning, she was getting ready for a day to meet staff members of senators Lindsey…

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Chairman McCall makes a plea

March 19, 2015

Chairman Wayne McCall of Oconee County Council has issued a public appeal. The county has been unable to generate sufficient interest to fill seats on a pair of boards needed to help with the flow of county business. The committee that sets policy for the county’s scenic highway efforts is in need of one member.…

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Emergency food and shelter money allocated

March 19, 2015

Seven social service agencies in Oconee County will share $30 thousand in emergency food and shelter money. The local board that governs how that money is spent met Tuesday and approved allotments to the following organizations: to the Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund for utility assistance; to Golden Harvest, for food assistance; to the Salvation Army,…

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  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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