Courtesy boat inspections in time for holiday weekend

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will  conduct courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings this Labor Day weekend. This holiday is among the busiest times of the year for South Carolina lakes and waterways, and boating safety is highly encouraged.  SCDNR boating safety and enforcement officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required […]

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Second arrest in shooting at apartment complex

A second arrest has been announced in the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office investigation of a weekend shooting at the Central apartment complex “The Cottages of Clemson.”  Arrested yesterday in Lexington County was Jackson Quaid Rowland.  A Chapin resident, Rowland is charged with attempted murder and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  The man wounded, identified as 21-year […]

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Walhalla Middle welcomes new faculty and staff

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There are new faces on the faculty and staff at Walhalla Middle School this year.  Pictured left to right back row: Dee Wate, Melissa Van Heck, Paige Lee, Amy Brissey, Angie Kelley,  Katie Brock, Wanda Screws, Paula McClure, Robert Kelly. Left to right front row: Alyson Peoples, Jenea Roach, Tracy Statham, Kaitlyn Keeler, Savannah Keese, Jenna Hudak. Not pictured- Ladone Black, Eddie Cisson, […]

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Marvin Hill wrote the history of WGOG

One of the first announcers in WGOG’s 57 years has written the first and only history of the station that settled in what had been a cotton patch and went on the air on tax day in 1959.  The retired WGOG manager Marvin Hill realized that if ever someone wrote the station’s history, he likely would be best suited to […]

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Arrest made in wounding of Tech student

An arrest has been reported in the weekend shooting of a Tri-County Tech student at a Central apartment complex.  Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has announced a 21-year old man, Daniel Heath Dixon, has been jailed and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.  The wounded Tech student was identified as a 21-year old resident of the Newberry County […]

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Pre-trial motions in bank account case

More pre-trial maneuvers yesterday in the civil case of a Beaufort County woman who claims she lost a one million dollar trust that was controlled by a former Oconee banker.  In the case of Brookshire versus Community First, attorneys for the bank yesterday sought a judge’s ruling that plaintiff Debbie Baker Brookshire produce a box of documents which the defense […]

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Wife charged with attempted murder of husband

A Westminster woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of her husband.  The police say what landed Sheena Star Rogers in jail was a domestic incident Friday morning on Prichard Street.  The police quoted a man identified as Rogers’ husband as saying the two argued and that, while he was trying to leave the home, she got into […]

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Rev. Gene Turner

Westminster – Reverend Bobby Eugene “Gene” Turner, 76, husband of Janice Lowie Turner, 225 Deer Run Road, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  A memorial service will also be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Calvary […]

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Ebenezer Road Dollar General argued in court

Arguments were heard today regarding the challenge of whether a spot on the Ebenezer Road not far from the 4-way stop at 188 can be used for a Dollar General store.  How the controversy proceeds is in the hands of a circuit judge who is going to take the time for further study before ruling.  Attorney Larry Brandt, representing opposing […]

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