Graham challengers in Oconee GOP forum

April 15, 2014
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Four of the six hopefuls challenging for the U-S Senate seat held by Lindsey Graham took part in a forum last night, hosted by the Oconee Republican Party. The father of a fifth candidate spoke at the start of the event on behalf of his son who was campaigning elsewhere. 96.3/WGOG NEWS recorded the opening…

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OSD projects no tax increase

April 15, 2014
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School budget writers project no tax increase will be required for a new year of public education in Oconee County. At the same time, the budget given tentative approval by trustees last night will draw about $4.5 million from the district’s reserve. District officials say the reserve now stands around $21,850,000.  

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Central Man Faces Weapons Charges

April 14, 2014
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A Central man has been arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office on weapon charges in connection with a road rage incident which occurred last month. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 25 year old Brandon Scott Weatherly of Central turned himself in to the Walhalla Police Department last Friday. According to warrants he is charged with…

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Warm Weather Has Black Bears on the Prowl

April 14, 2014
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  Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. The warm weather has black bears moving this spring. While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears…

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Suspects Sought in Weekend Robbery

April 14, 2014
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.  Deputies were dispatched to the J & Z Food Mart at 219 Shiloh Road around 11:14 pm Saturday in reference to a robbery.  An employee of the store told deputies that two women…

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Possible Tax Break for Retired Active Duty Military

April 14, 2014
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Retired active duty military could eventually pay no South Carolina income tax on their retirement pay if a new bill becomes law. The Giving Back to Our Veterans Act passed the South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would phase out South Carolina income tax on active-duty retirement pay over the next three…

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  • April 20, 2014Fairview Church of God's Revival
  • April 21, 2014 6:30 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 22, 2014 4:00 pmSpring-time Celebrations at OCPL
  • April 23, 2014 2:00 pmTCTC’s Veterinary Technology Department's Pet Adoption Day
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