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Oconee-Michelin a deal still undone

December 17, 2014

Hope and expectation remain for Oconee County to acquire a Michelin North America plant. But the deal has yet to be completed, even though County Council last night completed actions on its part to extend the carrot to the rabbit that is Michelin. The council went through a required public hearing and final reading of…

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Moment of silence for George Allgood

December 17, 2014

Former WGOG announcer and personality George Allgood was remembered with a moment of silence at the start of last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. Councilman Wayne McCall remembered his friend and his many talents, including George’s skill as a musical keyboard player. We invite you to join us during the 9 o’clock hour…

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Nine-year term handed down in Oconee

December 16, 2014

For the crime of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree, a Seneca area man was sent to prison today for nine years. Before becoming eligible for early release, Thomas Lamar Cobb of Gammell Street, Utica must serve nearly seven years of the term. A court officer said Cobb pleaded guilty to a crime…

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Judge sets bond for sex offense defendant

December 16, 2014

A judge has set bond for a Fair Play man accused of sexual conduct with a minor. The defendant, Donnie Lane King, appeared in the Oconee General Sessions Court today and heard Judge Alex Macaulay set the terms of his potential release from jail while awaiting trial on multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct with…

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Commissioning ceremony tomorrow morning

December 16, 2014

Four Clemson University Army and five Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in a ceremony at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at Tillman Hall auditorium.  Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. H-D Polumbo Jr., commander of the NinthAir Force, Air Combat Command, at Shaw Air Force…

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Streetscape on tonight’s agenda

December 16, 2014

Streetscape is back on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Walhalla City Council. The meeting is to be called to order at 5:30 at City Hall. Mayor Danny Edwards says he expects Joe Bryant of Seamon Whiteside is going to tell the meeting that the Department of Transportation approves of Walhalla’s latest plan.…

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Degrees awarded at Southern Wesleyan

December 16, 2014

Graduation is a time to celebrate achievements and to mark an important milestone in life, often as a family. That’s the takeaway from Southern Wesleyan’s December graduation ceremonies in which 262 students received degrees. The graduation speaker, Michael Batchelor of Baptist Easley Hospital, received an honorary doctorate in humane letters. He challenged the graduates to…

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Kitchen fire at Seneca home

December 16, 2014

Fire broke out in the kitchen of a Seneca home during the midnight hour—when the homeowner attempted to cook a meal. Chris Cartee of the Seneca Fire Department says no one was hurt at 504 Overbrook Drive, but the resulting damage has sent the occupant to stay temporarily with other family members. The American Red…

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Graham lands four committee assignments

December 16, 2014

In the new Republican-controlled U-S Senate, Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham has landed four committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Those committees are Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. Graham said, “These committees will allow South Carolina a voice on policies impacting national security, the budget, and legal issues and provide us the capacity to…

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Clemson official gets statewide post

December 16, 2014

The problem-plagued South Carolina Department of Social Services will draw its next leader from Clemson University. Governor Nikki Haley yesterday announced the appointment of Susan Alford as the next DSS director. Since 2007, Alford has directed the Girls Center at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Previously, she served in leadership positions with the state Department…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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