THURSDAY SPORTS: Apple Classic tournament underway; Gamecocks finish 3rd in Honolulu; Newberry ranked in final coaches poll

December 26, 2013

The 2013 Apple Classic Holiday Hoops Tournament gets underway Thursday at Walhalla High School. Admission is only $5 and fans can see 7 games per day. The tournament runs through Saturday featuring teams from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. ——————————————————————————————————————————————South Carolina trailed by as many as nine in the first half, but the Gamecocks (4-6)…

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The 2013 Year in Review

December 26, 2013

For those in the radio business, there certainly was much to talk about in 2013. In fact, one four-letter word that spells “rain” would tell the biggest Oconee County story. More than 40” of rain during the first six months spelled an end to a severe drought. Fortunately, for the water tables there was enough…

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Cell towers proliferate in Oconee?

December 26, 2013

Josh Stephens, Oconee County zoning administrator, announced last week that county staff is at work on a map delineating communication cell towers across the county. The members of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals are likely to find the map helpful as they go about deciding if future towers are warranted and where they should…

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Turning Christmas trees into fish habitats

December 26, 2013
Turning Christmas trees into fish habitats

 If you purchased a natural Christmas tree this holiday season, consider recycling it at lakes Hartwell or Thurmond. The fish will thank you. The Army Corps of Engineers is collecting used, natural Christmas trees to enhance fish habitat at the lakes. The trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in…

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2014 is an election year!

December 26, 2013

Oconee County Republicans invite the public for a meet-and-greet breakfast 16 days into 2014. The event will take place from 8 to 10 a-m Thursday, January 16 at the Seneca Family Restaurant and will cost $7 a person. Mary Jo Gallagher of the Republican Party invites everyone to join in the conversation or to ask…

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Moped operator allegedly carried weapons

December 26, 2013

What an Oconee sheriff’s officer called a wide right turn raised suspicions during patrol operations last Saturday near Townville. And those suspicions led to a traffic stop on Woolbright Circle near South Carolina 24 in which the operator of a moped was charged with multiple offenses. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, said…

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Calendar

  • March 4, 2015 3:00 pmBone Marrow Drive in Honor of AnnaLeigh
  • March 4, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
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