Rhett Smith hints he’ll vote yes

September 26, 2012
Rhett Smith hints he’ll vote yes

A Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority says the need to create new jobs is reason enough for him to favor a project to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The authority commissioners hold their regular October meeting Monday night, but it wasn’t clear today whether the commissioners will vote on whether they’ll…

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9/26 Top Political Headlines

September 26, 2012
9/26 Top Political Headlines

*WGOG’s weekly electoral college projection, based on the latest state-by-state polls, shows President Obama closing in on the 270 electoral votes needed for re-election.  Our latest projection shows Obama with 260 electoral votes to 170 for Mitt Romney.  The changes from last week include New Hampshire, which went from Obama’s column into the toss-up category.…

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Early dismissal day

September 26, 2012
Early dismissal day

Today is the first early dismissal day on the 2012-13 Oconee public school calendar.  According to Assistant Superintendent Michael Thorsland, it means some of the elementary schools will student leave as early as 12:45, while the middle and high schools will wait to 1 o’clock.  Look for the buses and the student pick ups earlier…

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Desert in this land of plenty

September 26, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” – communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Dave Lamie chairs the SC Food Policy Council, which co-hosted a meeting where city,…

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Tomorrow can be a turning point

September 26, 2012

Greg Stewart, agent-in-charge of the State Probation, Parole and Pardon office in Oconee County, has issued a reminder that tomorrow is a turn-in day for numerous clients who’ve committed violations by having stopped reporting in. Violators can make amends by reporting to the Turning Point Church of God near Walhalla from 9 a.m. to noon…

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Former judge pleads guilty

September 26, 2012

A federal judge accepted the guilty plea of a former municipal judge for the Pickens County town of Central. And now that former municipal judge, Janet Reese, awaits sentencing for the offense of filing false tax returns. According to an announcement today by U-S Attorney Bill Nettles, “Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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