Editorial—-Tragedy of great proportions

A young couple who had made their home America after leaving Mainland China encountered great tragedy March 16 doing exactly what promoters of Oconee tourism and recreation want. They were enjoying a day of recreation at one of the county’s popular attractions: Lake Jocassee. The lake was heavily used on what turned out to be a windy day. Their kayak […]

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Editorial—Do you know the sun is out?

96.3/WGOG joins the Radio Television News Directors Association and others in drawing attention to next week’s Sunshine in Government Initiative. Here’s the heart of a public service announcement that the RTNDA produced with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: “We don’t leap tall buildings or climb walls, but we have, each of us, a power. […]

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Editorial— Major change before OMC

Everyone of us has an interest in assuring that our local hospital stays strong for the good health of the community and for the positive impacts it has on the Oconee County economy. That’s why it behooves everyone to follow with interest a major change that is before Oconee Medical Center. At the annual membership meeting one week from tonight, […]

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Oconee in position to swing an elbow or two

The rise of State Senator Thomas Alexander of Walhalla to chair of the South Carolina Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce, and Industry should add clout for Oconee’s chances to land a major employer. Because right across the State House lobby, of course, the chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee is none other than Representative Bill Sandifer of […]

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