Sleep tight for one extra hour!

This weekend is the time when most of the nation reverts to standard time.  For those in WGOG land, the end of Daylight Saving Time arrives at 2 a-m Sunday, November 6.  That’s when the clocks fall back one hour until Sunday, March 12, 2017.  The fall time change is meant to give us a little more daylight in those […]

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Danger for fire remains high

The danger for wildfire remains high today within the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.  To better combat the spread of old fires and the start of new ones, National Forest officials have placed them all under the umbrella of one incident commander. Additional cres have arrived to assist in suppressing the fires from California, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida […]

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Ira Holliday

  Seneca – Ira “Doc” Junior Holliday, 77, husband of Sara Helen Head Holliday, of 340 Jaira Drive, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, October 31, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8- […]

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Martha Elaine Watkins

Walhalla, SC — Martha Elaine Gaillard Watkins, 77, wife of the late Leon Preston Watkins, of 203 E. Mauldin St., Walhalla passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Dorris Edith McCall Hawkins

Seneca, SC — Dorrie Edith McCall Hawkins, 87, wife of Lalan Ralph Hawkins, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P. M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Markovich: “We are very excited”

Tom Markovich, partner in the project to turn the former Oconee Courthouse into a 19-room hotel with a restaurant, a pub, and maybe a spa, says, “The latest publication of the National Park Service announced the listing of the Oconee County Courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places.”  According to Markovich, it’s one more item off the checkoff list […]

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Seneca savors 10 years of “CAT” and looks ahead

  A City Hall luncheon celebrated Seneca’s achievement of 10 years of free bus passenger service–thru the regional Clemson Area Transit.  Since contracting with “CAT”, Seneca has taken its part of the system to a new level.  The city remains the only service to feature an all-electric power fleet of buses, in place of diesel-fueled buses.  City Administrator Greg Dietterick […]

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“Marriott product” for Seneca

Indications are increasing that the development in the works for Seneca property that looks down on Lake Keowee is some type of Marriott hotel.  A source in position to know told 101.7/WGOG NEWS today that city officials have been told it’s to be a “Marriott product.”  But they haven’t been told which one.  According to the hotel company website, Marriott […]

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Central man charged with abusing 4-month old infant

A Central man has been jailed and, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, three children were removed from the home as part of a Department of Social Services’ investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Nicholas Kyle Brown on the charge of abuse/inflicting great bodily injury to a child.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim of […]

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September’s South Carolina unemployment picture

The Department of Employment and Workforce newest employment report shows the number of South Carolinians working in September rose to an all-time high while the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent for the first time since April 2001.  And, for a rare time, the Oconee County jobless rate fell below 5%—to 4.9%.  That’s one-tenth of a percentage […]

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