Emily Cawthon

Seneca – Emily Inez Cawthon, 80, widow of the late Dewey Redmond Cawthon, of 186 Cawthon Drive, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at home.  A memorial service will be held at 5 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Hopewell Baptist Church.  The family is at the home of son, Terry & Mary Cawthon, 186 Cawthon Dr., Seneca, SC 29678. […]

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Paul Holbrooks

Westminster – Paul Alexander Holbrooks, 76, husband of Margaret Hopkins Holbrooks, of 325 Alex Drive passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his residence.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6 -8 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial […]

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Part of SC 28 blocked to accident

Troopers report SC 28 at Pineland Street in front of Tanglewood subdivision blocked this hour because of an accident.  And they say there are injuries.  Word to 101/7/WGOG NEWS from the scene the accident involved  an SUV and a pickup truck.  One vehicle may have been pulling a trailer. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Grant opportunities to expand “CAT”

Three grant opportunities have been identified by the point man for the potential to expand bus service from Seneca into other parts of Oconee County—including the municipalities of Walhalla and Westminster.  Seneca’s Ed Halbig addressed a meeting this afternoon to encourage a letter-writing campaign among bus service supporters.  Those letters would be part of an application, due next month, to […]

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Johns’ suspension with pay

The interim suspension from office that applies to Kenny Johns, the Oconee Probate Judge, is a suspension with pay—-pending the outcome of the matter involving South Carolina’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.  It means that Johns will continue to draw from his salary, in excess of $65 and a half thousand dollars a year.  Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, says county […]

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Walhalla to talk annexation next week!

Walhalla City Council has scheduled the first of two required readings to expand the city limits.  The property involved, according to City Administrator Nancy Goehle, is that which the Bojangles chain is considering to build one of its restaurants.  The property fronts highway 28 near Super Service.  City Council meets at 5:30 Tuesday evening at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Deputy investigates complaint on Singing Pines Road

A deputy ordered a man near Seneca this week to drop the gun he carried, and that started an investigation which led to multiple charges.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified William Eugene Franks Jr. as charged with Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person, First Degree Burglary, Petit Larceny and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.  In a separate incident, 43-year old […]

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Council to react April 26 to proposed budget

Nothing imparted last night by the Oconee County administrator on next year’s budget is, as yet, etched in stone.  The council members last night held back most of their comments and questions for another budget meeting—this on April 26.  But there were a few questions and comments.  District One’s Edda Cammick questioned Administrator Moulder’s plan to share two members of […]

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