Dance marathon tonight at Fike

Clemson students dance the night away tonight in a dance marathon to raise money for the Safe Kids Upstate program at the Greenville Children’s Hospital. The dancing begins at the Fike Recreation Center at 7 and will last through the night until 7 tomorrow morning. Safe Kids teaches families about accident prevention and distributes safety equipment, such as bicycle helmets […]

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Engineer Joye confirmed

An engineering company owner from Anderson has been confirmed as a member of the State Board of Health and Environmental Control. According to State Senator Thomas Alexander, the Senate this week confirmed the appointment, and Alexander predicts Chuck Joye will be a valuable addition. The senator’s comments about the appointment are being carried today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Shelter capital campaign announced

Money has begun to pour in for the $990 thousand project to open and maintain Oconee County’s first shelter for the abused, but the public’s help is needed. A pledge of $100 thousand from Seneca residents Bob and Fran Hansen is contingent on Safe Harbor raising a like amount between now and September 1. And Chrissy Adams, the circuit solicitor, […]

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“We’re gonna be with the state of Israel”

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has announced a bi-partisan Senate resolution about the Iranian nuclear threat and the need for the U-S to stand with its ally, Israel. “We have no better friends in that part of the world than Israel,” said Graham. “Last year President Obama told the people of Israel, ‘We have your back.’ Our resolution builds upon […]

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Reaching out to find assistant director

Word will be spread at the coast next week that an important utilities business job is to be had in Oconee County. Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, has decided to post the availability of the new JRSA assistant director’s position at a regional environmental conference. The South Carolina Environmental Conference takes place March 10-13 at Myrtle […]

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PRT commissioners dole out the money

In a noon hour meeting today, Oconee’s PRT commissioners doled out nearly 40 thousand worth of ATAX funds to 15 applicants. The largest approvals were $84 hundred dollars to Walhalla Civic Auditorium toward auditorium roof work and $5,900 to the city of Seneca to advertise Seneca Fest. Two applications were referred for the next cycle of accommodations tax monies. They […]

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DUI ignition interlock devices vote

The Oconee-Pickens state senator is casting votes this week in favor of applying ignition interlock devices to the vehicles of drivers convicted of DUI first offense. South Carolina already requires the device be attached to vehicles of those convicted of second and third offenses. According to Senator Thomas Alexander, Walhalla Republican, it’s one more impediment against those who choose to […]

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Maximum sentence announced

The judge in Oconee General Sessions Court has applied the maximum sentence possible to a 40-year old Salem man, convicted yesterday of distribution of methamphetamine third offense. Judge Macaulay this morning announced a sentence of 30 years, suspended to 25 years in prison for Kenneth Wayne Whitworth. The judge took into account a past of criminal convictions dating back to […]

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Touting SC Work Ready Communities

A long-standing member of Oconee’s industrial community believes that while the county is being progressive in developing industrial parks to attract employers, the quest for new jobs and a stronger economic base can’t be realized without properly-trained employees. And, as a supporter of South Carolina Work Ready Communities, Peter LeRoy, helps to raise awareness and build support for counties’ efforts […]

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