NEXT at Eagle Ridge: “This school is here to stay”

  The principal of Oconee’s first charter school left no doubt this afternoon.  Joe Greenberg says there will definitely be a second year of the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge.  The school occupies the former campus of Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School, in an arrangement with the town of Salem.  “We’re aiming to have about 160-180 students along the order […]

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Vandalism arrests in Seneca

The Seneca police have issued this statement:  “Arrests have now been made and the case cleared involving vandalism that resulted in approximately 30 thousand dollars in damage to Blue Ridge Field on April 9th.  Our investigators have now formally charged 4 juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 14 years of age.  Being juveniles, their identities cannot be released.  They […]

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Kentucky’s loss is Oconee’s gain

Itron has decided to invest more work at its large complex in West Union.  The vice president for global marketing and public affairs at Itron, Sharelynn Moore, has released a statement to 101.7/WGOG NEWS from corporate offices in Liberty Lake, Washington.  It reads:  “Itron is transitioning gas meter production from Owenton, Kentucky to our North American metering center of excellence […]

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Deal in the works–large building downtown Walhalla

Well-placed sources say a deal is in the works for the Littletons to sell their large downtown building.  Two prospective buyers have been identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The Main Street building occupies about one-half of the block between S. College and Tugaloo streets and includes Martha’s Marketplace Café and the Flag and Confederate memorabilia store.    

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Annual Blue Ridge meeting tonight!

The annual consumers’ meeting of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative takes place at the Pickens office this evening, with entertainment by the Primitive Quartet starting at 4:30 and the business meeting at 7. All Blue Ridge members can register for free prizes plus there’s free food and a door prize for each registered member.

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Pioneer Rural Water new developments

There are developments today in the project to build a Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, disclosed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS within the last hour that Pioneer received word that State Senator Thomas Alexander introduced a bill yesterday in Columbia, aimed at stopping the construction of the plant. Also, the office of the South Carolina Attorney’s General […]

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April 28 is a document shredding day

  Blue Ridge Bank will host a free paper shredding event in observance of Arbor Day. On Friday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, the public is invited to come to the bank’s Seneca office on Bountyland Road with personal or sensitive documents to be shredded and recycled by the Piedmont-based company Shred-A-Way.  The company’s mobile truck will […]

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County’s economic arm sold on the airport

The economic development arm of Oconee County recognizes the county’s small airport near the Clemson campus as an engine for prosperity.  And, from the airport’s standpoint, the reaction is one of gratitude for the recognition and acceptance of the airport as a key component in economic development.  August 21 will illustrate that as well as any day might.  On the […]

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County staff training day

For most of one day next week, Oconee County office staff will engage in a training session, which means that the county administrative offices on Walhalla’s S. Pine Street will be closed for much of the work day on Wednesday, April 26.  No public access will be granted to the building from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  The County Administrative […]

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