Open letter to President and the Congress

August 9, 2013
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Clemson President James Barker and 164 other university presidents and chancellors called on leaders in Washington to increase investment in research and education and close the “innovation deficit.” In an open letter to President Obama and Congress, the presidents and chancellors wrote that closing the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and…

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“Before leaving D.C”

August 9, 2013
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Before leaving Washington, D-C for Congress’s annual August recess, Congressman Jeff Duncan got a look at classified briefing material on the current global terror threat. The Republican lawmaker from Laurens makes reference to that classified material during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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OSB to address the future for two campuses

August 9, 2013
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In a retreat-style meeting, Oconee County school trustees are going to address the future for two Walhalla school campuses that may feel a domino-type effect once the new high school is opened in 2015. What to do about the existing middle and high school buildings off 183 was a topic for last year’s retreat meeting.…

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Lodge makes donation to shelter fund

August 9, 2013
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With gratitude, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has accepted a new contribution to the fund to pay for Oconee’s first shelter to protect individuals from domestic violence. The Woodman of the World Lodge of Oconee made a $1 thousand donation, and Crenshaw promised he’ll deliver the donation to Safe Harbor. Woodman of the World is a fraternal…

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A week of in jail and out of jail

August 9, 2013
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For one Oconee man, it has been a week of in jail, out of jail, and back in jail. Sheriff’s officers report Leamon Grant Phillips, 62, of Loop Road, Westminster was arrested on two occasions this week—charged with shoplifting and obtaining goods under false pretense. By early afternoon yesterday, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Phillips…

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Dam operators urged to prepare for storms

August 9, 2013
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Owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to provide additional storage for the anticipated rainfall,” said John Poole with DHEC’s dam…

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Calendar

  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
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