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Fire in Westminster

January 14, 2015

In Westminster, fire fighters had little trouble this morning putting the stop to a small fire inside the bedroom of a home at 209 E. North Avenue. Chief Chris Smith of the Westminster Fire Department said the homeowner stood outside his home and greeted the fire fighters on their arrival. They were unable to immediately…

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Wednesday morning Oconee accidents

January 14, 2015

An ambulance has just left the scene of a Walhalla accident, without transporting any of the individuals involved.  The accident occurred at the intersection of S. Broad Street and Tugaloo–diagonally behind the Oconee Courthouse.  Involved were a car and a small pick up truck.  The driver’s side of the car sustained heavy damage.  The police…

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Traffic backup on U-S 76

January 14, 2015
Traffic backup on U-S 76

 An accident on U-S 76 in the vicinity of the bridge over the Chattooga River left traffic backed up both ways. The accident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  96.3/WGOG NEWS was told that two cars were involved in the accident and one person was sent to the hospital.

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Seneca to showcase industrial park

January 14, 2015

Plans are in the works for Seneca to showcase its industrial park project off Shiloh Road—the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant. And it is to stage a ceremony featuring two top-level federal officials. City Administrator Greg Dietterick announced last night that arrangements are being attempted to land Senator Lindsey Graham and U-S Secretary of Transportation…

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Basic military training completed

January 14, 2015

A 2014 graduate of Seneca High School, Dylan Bolger, has completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. And he’s now Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Bolger. He completed an eight-week program. Those who finish basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community…

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Mountain Rest mystery!

January 14, 2015

Months after approval was received, a Mountain Rest communications tower stands 250 feet into the air—but still no service. And the lack of cell phone service from that tower has prompted inquiries to the office of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower sits along Morehead Place Road behind the Mountain Rest Post Office.…

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New airport director to be introduced

January 14, 2015

The newly-hired director of the Oconee Regional Airport, Sam Carver, is to be introduced at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Oconee Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners meet at 5:30 p-m at the airport near Clemson. After introductions, the commissioners will hear from Carver, hear his report on airport business, elect officers, and take up the airport…

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Seneca to mark African-American History Month

January 14, 2015

Seneca’s mayor and council were told last night that the city’s plans for its annual observance of African-American History Month are lining up for a February 13 luncheon at the Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited at no charge. Featured speaker will be Clemson University’s Dr. Roy Jones whose topic will be “Saving the…

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Legal action authorized by Seneca

January 14, 2015

Seneca appears headed back to the courts in its dealings with the owners of a large commercial building directly across the street from City Hall. After an executive session last night, the city council approved the following motion by Councilman Scott Durham: “I move to order the city attorney to pursue all legal remedies against…

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Three arrested in Walhalla homicide probe

January 14, 2015

Three people have been arrested in the investigation of yesterday’s homicide in Walhalla, and the police say all three were arrested at the scene—505 N. Laurel Street. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, 27-year old Jeremy Lee Little, sustained a stabbing-type injury, but the exact cause of death is to be determined by an autopsy…

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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