Graham comments on passing of Senator Lautenberg

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey). “It was with great sadness I learned of Senator Lautenberg’s passing.  He was a fine man who served his nation honorably in World War II.  He was a true gentleman who will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues in the […]

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OC Red Cross needs Volunteers

The American Red Cross is the largest volunteer organization in the United States. Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers.  The call is going out for civic-minded residents of Oconee County to become volunteers with the Red Cross, explains Kathy Rogers, executive director of the Oconee County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “We need volunteers, […]

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Martin named chair of Glenn Depart of Civil Engineering

James Martin has been named chairman of Clemson University’s Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. He comes from Virginia Tech, where he is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Disaster Risk Management Institute. Martin has served on the CEE faculty since 1990. His main research and teaching interests include geotechnical earthquake and foundation engineering, soil and […]

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Inspirational Journey

This Saturday, the American Cancer Society and Miss Spartanburg 2013 Clarka Wickliffe host The Inspiration Journey at the SC Governor’s School Auditorium in Greenville.  Over 15 talented acts from all over the Southeast will provide inspirational and uplifting entertainment during the 2pm matinee and 7pm evening show.  Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina will be the emcee throughout both performances educating everyone on “Cancer Awareness and […]

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SDOC recognizes Retirees

The 35th annual retirement dinner for the School District of Oconee County was held at the Lighthouse Restaurant Event Center in Seneca on Thursday.  Approximately 60 people attended the event including the School Board of Trustees, District Administrators and Principals.  This year, 35 retirees were honored for their years of dedicated service. Tabulating the total years of experience, these dedicated employees […]

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Deputies need public’s help finding Lawn Mower

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in regards to a larceny case involving a riding lawn mower. According to an incident report on May 23, deputies responded to Wright Circle near South Friendship Road near Seneca in regards to a larceny call.  An individual reported to deputies that the last time he saw his Toro riding […]

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Sunday Soaker

Sister station WGOG reports in Walhalla, the official 24-hour measurement for rainfall totaled 1.68”, according to Weather Observer Barbara Wilson. This is good for the lake basin. Billy Birdwell of the Army Corps of Engineers reports that not only have the Savannah River Basin reservoirs refilled, but so have other reservoirs in the Southeast. According to Birdwell, good spring rains, […]

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National Weather Service surveying Anderson Damage

The National Weather Service is surveying the damage in Anderson County after unconfirmed reports a tornado touched down in two locations there on Sunday.  According to the National Weather Service, the first sighting was at 4:07pm and the second sighting was just after 4:30pm.  The National Weather Service is surveying the damage to determine if and what type of tornado […]

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Keep Eye on Burn Pile

As you clean around your home this summer many living in the county will choose to burn their yard debris and household trash.  Outdoor burning is against the law in the city limits but it is permitted in the county.  However, just because it is allowed does not mean that you can simply light a match on a burn pile […]

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