Hope to lessen the divisiveness

May 19, 2014

At Salem last week, Oconee County Councilman Paul Corbeil said he’s hopeful that the state’s counties and the state’s lawmakers can find peace when it comes to replenishing the aid to local government money. Bill Whitmire is hopeful, also. He’s the state representative for District One in Oconee County. And we spoke to him on…

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Promising development for free clinics

May 19, 2014

Notwithstanding the seniority he has accrued, Thomas Alexander alone cannot by himself assure that South Carolina’s free medical clinics will continue to receive state funding. But he is influential, as a free medical clinic official recently told 96.3/WGOG NEWS. And Alexander now says prospects appear favorable that as much as $2 million included in the…

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38-year old man charged with attempted murder

May 19, 2014

A late night house fire in Utica near Seneca has led to the arrest of a 38-year old man on the charge of attempted murder. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jacob Daniel Drotning is charged with attempted murder. An arrest affidavit alleges Drotning poured gasoline onto Catherine Cook at 8044 Utica Street and set…

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Riley running!

May 19, 2014

Ernest Riley, a former Seneca councilman and retired educator, is announcing he will stand tomorrow as a write-in candidate to decide a special election for the Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. With no ballot candidate remaining, the task facing voters in Seneca, Utica, and Newry-Corinth tomorrow is to fill the open District Three seat…

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Lt. Gov. hopeful to ask for Oconee votes

May 17, 2014

A Republican hopeful for South Carolina Lt. Governor campaigns in Oconee County. Mike Campbell, son of the late Carroll Campbell, a former governor, will make a stop in Seneca. He’ll be pressing the flesh at 9:30 Thursday morning at Betty’s Hungry House on S. Fairplay Street. Campbell aligns himself with Governor Nikki Haley and says,…

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Food Stamp use rises in Oconee

May 17, 2014

The use of food stamps in Oconee County increased during the recession. A college professor in Mississippi says the increased use contributed to local spending and, at the same time, helped sparked a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. In 2011, three years ago, the proportion of Oconeeans receiving food stamps…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
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