What a colonial era fort looked like

              A precise, scale model of what a colonial era fort in Pickens County looked like is on display through Saturday, October 6 at Duke Energy’s World of Energy. The Pickens County Historical Society’s Fort Prince George exhibit was handcrafted by Marshall Williams. He was part of a team that led the archaeological dig […]

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Duncan’s first bill passes House

Congressman Jeff Duncan counts a major legislative victory yesterday in Washington. The S.C. Third District Republican’s bill, “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act (HR 3783), passed with full House support. The Duncan bill addresses a growing concern that Iran, a mideast country, is increasing its sphere of influence in Latin America.

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New Habitat home to be dedicated

Oconee Habitat for Humanity dedicates its sixth home Saturday in Jaymory Community in Seneca. Two years ago, Habitat, in conjunction with the city, started to develop a six-acre property off N. Perkins Road into 12 cul-de-sac building lots. At 11:30 Saturday morning, 916 Jaymory Way will be dedicated and occupied by owners Judy Carter and her two children. Family friends […]

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Progress reports today

Parents and guardians at all Oconee schools are now able to see student progress through the PowerSchool Parent Portal for Parents app. The portal gives parents the option to view grades and attendance throughout the school year without waiting to receive paper progress reports or report cards. The app is a free download through the iTunes store. Paper versions of […]

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Verdict is guilty

A 45-year old Oconeean was ordered to spend 40 years in prison, having been found guilty this afternoon of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree. Steven Gregory Frost could have been put away anywhere from 25 years to life. The victim in the case was a nine-year old girl. She was told afterward by the judge that she […]

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9/19 Top Political Headlines

* WGOG’s first weekly electoral college projection map is out based on the latest state-by-state poll numbers.  As things stand today, President Obama can lay claim to 241 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win.  Mitt Romney tallies 181, with 116 votes still up for grabs in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado, and Nevada.  Under […]

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Case headed to jury

The state’s case against a 45-year old man is close to being sent to the jury room at Oconee General Sessions Court. Steven Gregory Frost is the defendant in a case that alleges he committed criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree in October 2011. His accuser, a girl now nine years old, testified as the trial’s first witness. […]

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Wilbanks moves up

With Chief Tim Chastain on the medical sidelines, the number two officer at the Walhalla Police Department is moving up. City Administrator Nancy Goehle announced this morning that Capt. Ronald Wilbanks will serve as interim chief of police. Wilbanks says he looks forward to the responsibility.

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