Murder defendant loses fight against extradition

A Greenwood man has lost his fight against extradition and finds himself held in the Oconee Detention Center, where he is to await trial on a charge of murder last year near Seneca.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces that Dw’Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell was transferred to the county jail Wednesday from the Mecklenburg County jail in North Carolina.  The Oconee Sheriff’s […]

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Too early to set Solicitor’s staff

  David Wagner says it’s too early for him to decide who will staff the offices of Oconee and Anderson Solicitor.  Wagner is coming off a decisive win in a two-county vote Tuesday to send him into the top prosecutor’s position in the 10th Circuit.  Wagner reminded 101.7/WGOG NEWS that though he faces no ballot opposition in this year’s General […]

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DHEC advice to reduce the risk of rabies

State health authorities say the stray cat which bit a woman last week at West Union and tested positive for rabies is the third animal from Oconee County to test positive so far in 2016.  And it leads to this advice from Sandra Craig of the “DHEC” Bureau of Environmental Services:  “To reduce the risk of getting rabies, we recommend […]

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Southern corn rust found in South Carolina

Southern corn rust has been found in South Carolina and growers are advised to spray fungicides to protect yields.  An Extension Service specialist says the rust was found Monday just south of Jackson above the Savannah River.  Southern corn rust is caused by a fungus, and wind carries rust spores from field to field.  Dave Gunter, grain specialist, said he […]

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NEXT School to contact students and parents

  Those who filled out an enrollment survey to express interest in the new school planned in Salem can expect a contact soon from those organizing the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge.  The newly-named principal of the charter school, Joe Greenberg, says the parents of those who filled out surveys will be asked to sign their children up for the […]

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Road work to impact bus route

Road construction on Old Central Road in Pickens County will cause the disruption to one of the routes of Clemson Area Transit.  Starting Tuesday, “CAT’s” Red Route will deviate and go only as far as The Orchards Apt. Complex.  There it will turn around and head back.  As the road construction progresses, CATbus will provide daily updates on its social […]

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Oakway accident

An accident this morning at Oakway is causing problems for general traffic makings its way on SC 24/the West-Oak Highway.  State troopers are reporting injuries at the scene, the West-Oak Highway at Helen Place.

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Train strikes truck at Seneca crossing

Motor vehicle traffic remains blocked this morning from a railroad crossing near downtown Seneca.  Late last night, authorities say, a train hit an 18-wheeler attempting to cross the tracks at East Main Street.  According to the Seneca Fire Department, no one was hurt and no fire resulted, but contents from the truck were scattered everywhere.  They have been identified as […]

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“SLED” investigates officer-involved shooting

  The state police continue to investigate last Sunday’s wounding of a man who was in a confrontation with a Pickens County deputy sheriff responding to a burglary call.  The state Law Enforcement Division conducts independent officer-involved shooting investigations at the request of the agency involved.  The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a female homeowner at […]

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