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A PIO for the OSD

January 24, 2013

A new position is being created in the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department. It’s the job of public information officer. Promising good benefits and a salary of nearly $33 thousand, the job was posted yesterday. Among the requirements: “This position serves as media liaison by handling media inquiries, writing news releases, being pro-active in social media…

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What happens when the “chill” is gone?

January 24, 2013

The warmer-than-normal temperatures of 2012 –the fourth warmest year on record in South Carolina—signal potential challenges for growers of the state’s best known fruit. Peaches need cold weather to produce flowers and fruit. What happens when the chill is gone? “In the spring, many of us think it’s longer days and warmer temperatures that start…

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Duncan-Clinton

January 24, 2013

As provided by his office, Congressman Jeff Duncan’s questions and comments to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the House Foreign Affairs Committee are being replayed today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The playback also features Clinton’s response.

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Moulder on parking concerns

January 24, 2013

The more construction that takes place at or near Oconee County government facilities in Walhalla raises the question of whether parking will be adequate. In a 96.3/WGOG interview, the Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder addresses parking for the new proposed location for the jail and a new motel nearby. Adequate parking was a major concern…

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WCA elects new officers

January 24, 2013

Nancy Carter returns as president of Walhalla Civic Auditorium. At Tuesday’s membership meeting, officers were elected for two-year terms. Carter will be joined by 96.3/WGOG’s Kris Butts, who was named vice president and president-elect. Shelia Galloway will serve as board treasurer and Francoise Fussel returns as secretary. WCA in 2013 celebrates 10 years as a…

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Public info meeting tonight

January 24, 2013

A public information meeting on the problem of domestic violence takes place at 6 tonight at the United Way Center in downtown Seneca. The United Way and Safe Harbor will be joined by law enforcement representatives to explain how to identify the crime, where to go for help, and how you can help someone who…

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Promoting agriculture education

January 23, 2013

Applications for scholarships to promote agricultural education are now being accepted by the board of the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. The organization awards scholarships to groups providing education and training to young people studying for a future in an agricultural career. Funds are used for special projects, workshops or camps. Scholarship requests from interested organizations…

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“Urgent matter”

January 23, 2013

A request from an Oconee industry failed to make last night’s County Council agenda. But the council acted after hearing the administrator describe the matter urgent. The council approved a resolution in support of Johnson Control’s proposal to change the way it reports financial information to the State Department of Revenue. According to Scott Moulder,…

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Old courthouse deal put off

January 23, 2013

After last night’s public hearing, Oconee County Council will wait before taking final action on allowing private developers to convert the former courthouse into a motel. Only one person spoke during the hearing. Susie Cornelius questioned how much parking the deal would force the county to surrender.  

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Aluminum recycling

January 23, 2013

Walhalla is now accepting aluminum cans to be recycled. City councilwoman Jennifer Crawford says the cans should be bagged separately and placed inside customers’ blue recycling carts. A Jennifer Crawford neighbor will now sit on the Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals. The city council last night approved the appointment of John Michael Cox, an Oconee…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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