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Vote today!

June 24, 2014

Voting takes place today in Oconee County and across South Carolina. Democrat and Republican voters are to decide run-off primaries for State Superintendent of Education and, in the case of the Republicans, Lieutenant Governor. That means voting takes place from 7 to 7 at the regular polling places countywide.

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Keowee Key landline and internet outage

June 24, 2014

A landline telephone and internet outage blankets the Keowee Key area of Oconee County, and the estimated time for restoration could be as late as Thursday morning. Scott Krein, director of Oconee County Emergency Management, says everyone should be mindful that landline phone and internet thru A-T-and-T may be out affecting Medic alert systems, fire…

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Fire burned unoccupied house

June 23, 2014

The determination of why fire burned through an old farm house near Walhalla is part of an investigation today that includes an officer of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  A Walhalla fire fighter told 96.3/WGOG NEWS the fire that heavily damaged 1757 Pickens Highway started in the back of the unoccupied house.  The fire fighters responded…

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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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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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