New potassium iodide supple available

April 26, 2013

South Carolina has received 1.2 million adult doses of potassium iodide (KI) for distribution to residents in Oconee and Pickens counties and others within a 10-mile emergency planning zone of five nuclear power plants. “Potassium iodide provides additional protection for the thyroid gland against one form of radiation,” according to DHEC Director Catherine Templeton. “It…

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BREAKING: Country Singer, WGOG staple, George Jones Dies

April 26, 2013

Legendary country singer George Jones, whose music is a staple of the playlist at WGOG, has died at the age of 81. Publicist Kirt Webster, in an email to WGOG and other stations, says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure. Known for his…

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Hungriest can thank busy soup kitchen

April 26, 2013

Many of Seneca’s and Oconee County’s hungriest individuals can thank a group of workers and volunteers for a daily meal. An open house yesterday at Seneca’s Our Daily Bread highlighted the benevolent work  of the Daily Bread staff and many in the community who donate to keep the freezer and pantry stocked. Richard Ledford, chairman…

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First round co-leaders at Mountain Lakes Classic

April 26, 2013

Ted Smith and Sunny Kim carded 3-under 68s in the first round of the Mountain Lakes Classic at Seneca and finished the day tied atop the leader board in the $150 thousand event. The tourney is being presented by Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau. Smith, a former University of North Carolina standout from Orlando,…

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Brush fire consumes 30 acres

April 26, 2013

A brush fire last night consumed 30 acres in rural Oconee County—at New Cut Road and Stamp Creek Landing Road. Oconee County Fire Dispatch reports a State Forestry bulldozer was used to cut a fire line. Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department volunteers received help from the Keowee Fire Department.

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Moulder urges patience

April 26, 2013

Years in the making, the system that promises high-speed service to the worldwide web in Oconee County will require a few more months—–and some patience, in the estimation of the county administrator. Scott Moulder, in an interview, said Oconee FOCUS Broadband is still under construction. “The system will ultimately will be live, if you will,…

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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