Whitmire to defer to local school honchos

February 18, 2014

On the question of whether to forgive school days lost to bad weather, a state lawmaker says he’s going to defer to Oconee County school authorities. However, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla, as the House District One representative, voted yea when it came to a resolution that would allow public schools to waive bringing students back…

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Graham: on health care and OMC-GHS

February 18, 2014

What does a U-S senator who lives in Oconee County think of the potential for the county to see its local hospital merge into some kind of an affiliation with a larger out of county health care provider? Well, if you are Senator Lindsey Graham, there’s a bottom line to health care in the 21st…

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Some questions answered, some answers unknown

February 18, 2014

In a sit-down interview recorded yesterday, the president/CEO at Oconee Medical Center addressed for 96.3/WGOG NEWS rumors of an employee down-sizing in the wake of the announcement of the start of talks with a Greenville-based health care organization. And OMC’s Jeanne Ward also responded to another continual rumor in the community that, rather than an…

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Distracted driving law proposed in OC

February 17, 2014

Oconee’s second-year sheriff intends to ask the County Council for a county-wide law that forbids distracted driving. And it won’t cover simply texting and driving. It’ll require hand-free cell phone use while a vehicle is in motion. Sheriff Crenshaw gave details today of the ordinance that he has drafted, and the details are being aired…

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Sen. Graham now a Paul Harris Fellow

February 17, 2014

Lindsey Graham’s job in Washington prevents him from attending meetings of the Walhalla Rotary Club. But since his days as a Walhalla lawyer more than 20 years ago, Senator Graham has been a dues-paying member of the club. And today the club took time in Graham’s presence to award their distinguished member an award emblematic…

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CU re-accredited!

February 17, 2014

Clemson University has been re-accredited for the next 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. After a two-year university self-study and site visit, the commission accredited Clemson to continue awarding bachelor’s, master’s education specialist and doctoral degrees. “This confirms that Clemson University‘s basic academic standards are in place and…

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Calendar

  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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