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SC First Flu Victim

November 30, 2012

The SC Department of Health and Environmental control is reporting the first flu-associated death of this season.  Dr. Linda Bell, interim state epidemiologist says the victim was a child from Barnwell. Bell says the latest statewide activity report indicates that influenza has quickly reached widespread levels in South Carolina.  Dr Bell says you need about 2…

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Parading For Kids

November 30, 2012
Parading For Kids

 WGOG is hoping to make this Christmas a little brighter for needy children inOconeeCounty.  This year, WGOG along with Edwards Auto Sales, are parading for kids.  During Saturday’s Christmas parade in Walhalla, we’re asking parade attendees to drop an unwrapped toy or a new clothing item into the back of the WGOG/Edwards Auto Sales truck…

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Former Lottery Employee Arrested

November 30, 2012

A former employee with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been arrested and charged with embezzlement.  Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division day 54 year old Anthony J. McNeil of Columbia was arrested Tuesday.  According to the warrant, between April 2010 and August 2012, invoices were manually manipulated and causing funds not to…

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Westminster Bridge Debate

November 30, 2012

About 30 residents attended a meeting inWestminsterThursday night, to discuss the future of a bridge about two miles east of the City.  Officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and State Officials met with concerned citizens at the Westminster Depot to discuss the future of a timber bridge onNorth Seed Farm Road.  Residents are…

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Congratulations to Blue Ridge Bank

November 30, 2012
Congratulations to Blue Ridge Bank

Executive director for the Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Penton, called it a good day for celebration in Walhalla, thanks to the Blue Ridge Bank.  The Bank celebrated 55 years with a ribbon cutting yesterday at it’s newly remodeled Walhalla branch at the corner of Main and College Streets.  When the bank originally opened in…

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OC’s upper elevations see Broadband work

November 29, 2012

The project to prepare for high-speed internet service has reached a pair of upper elevations in Oconee County. Much of the activity in the county’s project FOCUS recently has been in Long Creek and Mountain Rest. According to the project office, by November 20 workers had installed 200 miles of conduit and nearly 175 miles…

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Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

November 29, 2012
Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

Three S.C. Education Lottery tickets sold came within one number of winning last night’s Powerball jackpot drawing for a record $587.5 million. A ticket worth $2 million was sold in Andrews. Two, $1 million tickets were sold by retailers in Rock Hill and Florence. Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the state lottery…

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Job-creation projects on the agenda

November 29, 2012

Two projects intended to create local jobs are up for action during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The council is to consider an ordinance and a resolution that help sweeten the pot for the A.I.D. Company, the county’s manufacturing acquisition of last summer. Councilmen are being asked to consider first reading of…

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Moulder: What do I do?

November 29, 2012

Oconee County recently bought property envisioned as the spot to build a new jail. But what now? At Tuesday’s meeting of County Council, County Administrator Scott Moulder seeks direction from council regarding the detention center.

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Cell tower proposed in eastern OC

November 29, 2012

A Georgia company has made application to Oconee County to put up a 195-foot cell tower in the eastern part of the county, at 321 Lawrence Bridge Road. The applicant is Highwood Towers LLC of Dunwoody. Josh Stephens, Oconee County zoning administrator, says all cell tower requests must be approved as special exceptions by the…

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