WOHS Band takes top honors

The West-Oak High School Marching Band claimed top honors in a competition featuring 37 bands. At last weekend’s Boiling Springs Festival of Bands, the Marching Warriors earned Best Colorguard, Best Music and first place overall in class. Colt Campbell directs the band, assisted by guard instructor Tammy Mauldin and percussion instructor Dino Wagoner.

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Camping opportunities

Fall camping this year at Hartwell Dam and Lake offer several options. Twin Lakes Campground in Pendleton and Watsadler Campground in Hartwell, remain fully open until November 30. After December 1, both campgrounds will have one loop open for the winter. Springfield Campground will remain open through October 30. “All three campgrounds feature electric and water hook-ups, restrooms with showers, […]

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New date for West Union bus meeting

A new date has been announced for West Union’s part in an updated study on “CAT” bus routes in Oconee County. The meeting was first announced for Monday, October 8. Ernie Boughman of the URS Company in Columbia says the meeting has been rescheduled for 6 o’clock Tuesday, October 23 at West Union Town Hall.

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10/3 Top Political Headlines

* WGOG’s weekly electoral college projection is out and it’s the first to project an electoral majority for President Barack Obama, according to the latest state-by-state polls.  According to the latest map, Obama has 275 votes to Mitt Romney’s 191 (270 are needed to win.)  The following states are still up for grabs: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, and Colorado. […]

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Scoring the Seneca Rail Site

At the former Pro Pex Plant near Seneca, the city now owns the building and the county has possession of about 100 acres at the location. The county’s Capital Projects Advisory Committee today reviewed point rankings made by individual committee members as to the need to start preparing the property now called the Seneca Rail Site for the purpose of […]

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Voting updates

The director of Oconee Elections, Joy Brooks, predicts that as many as five thousand county voters will vote absentee in the General Election. Already, 12-hundred county voters have applied to vote absentee, but the actual absentee precinct won’t open until next week. Meantime, Saturday is the deadline for all South Carolinians of voting age to ensure that they meet the […]

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Office workers make it a career

A couple of office workers at West Union’s major manufacturer have made it a career with their employer. At the same time, Itron’s Sue Gray and Judy Raines see their work as being part of a family that extends from the workplace to the local community. As director of human resources, Sue Gray has become intimately familiar with the hundreds […]

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Heritage Fair underway

Today is Senior Citizens Day at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair at Fair Play. And 96.3/WGOG went live yesterday afternoon with the ceremony that officially opened the five-day event. But the fair didn’t officially start until Tim Donald said, “Let the fair begin.” The fair has a picturesque setting: Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.

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Walhalla hotel deal likely

Developers John Powell and Jim Carswell appear to be on their way to a final agreement with Oconee County, to allow them to convert the dilapidating former courthouse into a five-story, 55-room hotel and retail center. County Administrator Scott Moulder told a council committee yesterday that roof repairs and whether Short Street is made one-way are the two major issues […]

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Medicare’s new authority to fine hospitals

Oconee Medical Center, like other hospitals across the country, is feeling one of the first direct impacts this week of the two-year old national health care law. And one of OMC’s officials sees the Medicare change as well intentioned for both the well being of the patient and the well being of the government’s insurance program covering elderly care. With […]

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