Oconee a Purple Heart county

December 20, 2012

A resolution, signed by Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, proclaims Oconee County a Purple Heart County in South Carolina. A total of 210 county residents lost their lives in the armed conflicts since 1898 and a large number have been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. The…

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Arrest in eight-month old burglary

December 20, 2012

A 42-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested as part of the Sheriff’s Department’s five-month investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road. The burglary, reported during a two-week period in May, netted thieves a variety of households goods, clothes, and tools. Sheriff’s officers yesterday arrested Sherry Anita Gibson of the Westminster Highway…

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Removal, repair or replace

December 20, 2012

Unless something changes, the recommendation to be forwarded to the State Department of Transportation Commission will call for the removal of a timber bridge near Westminster, 96.3/WGOG NEWS learned today. Three weeks have passed since the fate of the North Seed Farm Road bridge was the subject of a DOT public information meeting in Westminster.…

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Lawsuit remindful of scene in Deliverance

December 20, 2012

Allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in the Oconee Common Pleas Court are remindful of a scene from the movie “Deliverance.” Early in the movie that debuted 40 years ago there’s a scene of wild driving by the character played by Burt Reynolds as Reynolds drove fellow co-star Jon Voight toward the Chattooga River. But,…

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From Oconee to Afghanistan

December 20, 2012

Scott Moore left the mountain hamlet of Mountain Rest long ago. At this time of year Bradley Scott Moore, a lieutenant colonel in the U-S Army stationed in Afghanistan, is thinking about his native home and his loved ones. A telephone hookup across several time zones yesterday allowed 96.3/WGOG NEWS to interview the career Army…

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Gamecocks Sign JUCO Cornerback

December 20, 2012

Junior college cornerback Ronnie Martin has signed a national letter of intent with the University of South Carolina.┬áMartin, a 5-10, 180-pounder from Spartanburg, S.C., originally signed with the Gamecocks in February 2011. He has spent the past two seasons at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., where he was coached by Bert Williams. He saw…

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  • January 24, 2015Oconee County Humane Society holds Male Cat Neuterathon
  • January 24, 2015 5:00 pmThose Preachers Can Sing
  • January 25, 2015Bethel Baptist Church
  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
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