Forget the weather, this is Sunshine Week

Newsrooms across the country, including the newsroom at 101.7/WGOG, draw attention this week to the need for open government.  It’s Sunshine Week, and the day is celebrated tomorrow to honor the birthday of President James Madison, founder of the Bill of Rights.  To mark the occasion and to promote open access to government meetings and documents, two leading journalists will […]

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Oconee will say thank you to Vietnam War vets

  The secretary of the Veterans Administration, Robert McDonald, invites Oconee County residents to be part of a nationwide thank you to the Vietnam veterans and their families.  On Tuesday, March 29 nine thousand organizations will host events to thank Vietnam veterans, their families, as well as Vietnam era veterans, for their service. During the twenty years between November 1, […]

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Baby Read to recieve foundation grant

A Washington-based foundation will help an Oconee early literacy program to maintain and expand its services.  The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation approved $3 thousand dollars for Oconee Baby Read—money to be used to pay bills and expand activities such as Story Time.  Carel von Hippel, Baby Read founder, says the early literacy effort will also try to expand into […]

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Rotary hears about “a different sense of place”

Chairman Paul Cain of the Oconee County Council promoted “corridor protection” during a speaking engagement yesterday at Walhalla.  To the Rotary Club, Cain stressed the importance of protecting the look of the major highways that bring visitors to Oconee County—highways 11, 24, 59 and 123.  He would like those who are bound for the lakes, trails, and waterfalls to encounter […]

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Clarence Marcellus Sanderson, Jr.

Seneca, SC— Clarence Marcellus Sanderson Jr, 95, husband of Mary Roy Sanderson, of Seneca, SC, passed away Sunday, March, 13, 2016, at his home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association via www.alz.org/donate. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Virginia Nabors Couch

  Mountain Rest, SC— Virginia Nabors Couch, 74, wife of Cecil “Boar Hog” Couch, passed away Sunday March 13, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday March 15, 2016 […]

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Cain calls Oconee Michelin’s #1 location

Paul Cain says he believes Michelin still considers Oconee its preferred location for a distribution center.  Cain, chairman of Oconee County Council, told the Walhalla Rotary Club today that there remains misunderstanding about the expiration of Michelin’s option to buy Golden Corner Commerce Park property.  The company, Cain told Rotarians, was not ready to make a decision on the project […]

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Same voting equipment will be used

As much as some people would like to see South Carolina buy new voting machinery, it won’t happen in time for this year’s elections.  Oconee County’s top voting official, Joy Scharich, says she and her colleagues from across the state were told during a conference last week there simply isn’t the money available.  But Scharich says the automatic voting equipment […]

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