Senecan new leader of SC Academy of Family Physicians

A family physician from Seneca, Dr. Ed Evans, has assumed the role of president of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP). His installation as president was held during academy events last month on Hilton Head Island. Evans was elected president-elect in June 2015 by the general membership.  The academy represents 1,820 family physicians and medical students statewide. In […]

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Graham reacts to Dallas shootings

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement today following the attack on Dallas police officers last night. “Like all Americans, I am horrified by the attack on law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas. We grieve with the families who lost loved ones in the attack and continue to pray for a quick recovery for the law enforcement officers who were […]

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Three people arrested near Seneca

Three people were arrested after the Oconee Sheriff’s Office received reports of a fight and shots Wednesday afternoon near the Davis Mill Road.  The Sheriff’s Office identified the arrested as 25 year old Clarence Curtis Hendrix, Jr., 27 year old Vontria Beatrice Walker and 29 year old Undre Bias Randolph.  Deputies determined there was no fight and no one shot […]

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Farmers fear for calamitous year

The dry and wicked heat wave across South Carolina is squeezing the life out of crops, and farmers worry that 2016 could be calamitous.  Oconee, Anderson and Pickens are in the unenviable role of “ground zero.”  But, according to Clemson University, the same conditions plaguing South Carolina’s northwest corner have leapfrogged into the center of the state.  Last year a […]

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$10 million lawsuit filed in Oconee

A lawsuit has been filed in Oconee County, alleging a teenager was attacked during an overnight party that followed a West-Oak High volleyball game nearly three years ago.  The lawsuit claims the victim, 15 years old at the time, was subjected to sexual assault to the extent that the teenager suffered mental instability and required hospitalization.  Seven people were named […]

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Widespread power outages

We have word this morning of widespread power outages affecting parts of Oconee County.  Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers reported they lost service during a night of lightning and strong wind affecting Fair Play, Crossroads, and Mountain Rest.  The Walhalla Fire Department responded to trees on power lines on the Picket Post Road and the Stribling Shoals Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Greenfield helps assure future job pipeline

A Fair Play boy, Calvin Roach, is one example of a youngster who is earning while he’s learning.  And the youth apprentice program with which Calvin is affiliated marked a successful one-year anniversary today with a luncheon and a tour at the cutting tool maker Greenfield Industries in Oconee County.  Calvin was one of nine youth apprentices to be recognized, […]

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E. Main Street/Shiloh Road repaving

Seneca is hopeful that state road money will resurface more than four miles of East Main Street from Walnut Street to the Wells Highway.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that, at the least, members of the state “C” Fund Committee for Oconee County are talking about smoothing out the bumpy 4-way stop intersection of Main and N. Cherry streets.  Mayor Dan […]

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Kirven replaces Drew as Master-in-Equity

The 10th Judicial Circuit, covering Oconee and Anderson counties, is being served by a new master-in-equity.  Effective July 1, Anderson attorney Steve Kirven succeeded Ellis Drew, who has retired.  Drew is believed to be the only master-in-equity to adjudicate matters in the two counties.  A master-in-equity serves at the appointment of the governor and has jurisdiction of matters referred to […]

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