Three CU runners to compete in Boston Marathon

April 17, 2014

Three runners from Clemson University are entered in this year’s Boston Marathon. Two of them are a husband-and-wife team. They are faculty member Heather Dunn and her husband, Wally, a grants coordinator in the College of Engineering and Science. She will be running with the Dana-Farber Marathon team in honor of another Clemson faculty member…

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Life jacket loaner board added to Chau-Ram Park

April 17, 2014

Chau Ram Park near Westminster is the third Oconee County location to offer a life jacket loaner program for park visitors. Phil Shirley, county PRT director, says, “The addition of the loaner kiosk brings awareness to those entering the water to take one if they don’t have one to use. We have 10-15 life jackets…

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Newspaperman reflects back on murder trial

April 16, 2014

Murder cases are not uncommon in the Florida’s Gulf Coast area of Sarasota. But it’s rare for the defense to argue temporary insanity for its client. This is the day after a jury there found Oconee County resident Michael Rice guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philippe Nahon in 2012 at an…

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Does Paul Cain still have a chance May 20?

April 16, 2014

Paul Cain lost the special Oconee Republican primary April 1 for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. However, from information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Cain could still win on a write-in during the special May 20 general election. Cain’s opponent, Andy Inabinet, goes into next month’s election the only ballot candidate. But there is to be…

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Hands-free now the law

April 16, 2014

In Oconee County, you may continue to drive and talk on the phone, but your portable device must be hands-free. After a public hearing, the county council last night adopted a distracted driving law that forbids the use of cell phones, including texting, throughout the unincorporated areas—-unless your portable phone can be operated with hands-free…

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Hiker hurt on the Foothills Trail

April 16, 2014

Rescuers from two states are coming to aid of a hiker at this hour on the Foothills Trail. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says the hiker is believed to have injured an ankle and it’s a matter of the rescuers gaining access to her exact location. The rescue operation is the vicinity of…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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