The Temptin’ T’s to Seneca!

A decision has been made to pursue the famed 1960s Motown group The Temptations as the featured act for Seneca Fest during Memorial Day weekend next year.  The selection of the Temptations was announced during a meeting of the city Events Committee–a meeting that lasted two minutes.  The committee action is a recommendation, to be voted on by the full […]

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101.7/WGOG takes a look back!

Like most years, 2015 was a year of accomplishment, joy and sadness throughout Oconee County.  And 101.7/WGOG will highlight the year in local news during our annual “Year in Review.”  This year’s program will air at 11 o’clock on Thursday, December 31—New Year’s Eve. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“Stuck” in a warm weather pattern

Our weather is not the type we would normally expect to be talking about this time of year.  The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg tells us that we are in the throws of an unusual pattern in which lots of rain and spring-like temperatures are forecast the next several days.  Meteorologist John Tomko calls it a warm weather pattern that […]

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“No citation, penalities or fine”

A complaint about construction and demolition material in Seneca has prompted a statement by the city administrator, Greg Dietterick.  The statement came yesterday afternoon after a meeting earlier in the day with representatives of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.  A “D-HEC” spokesman said, “We received a complaint regarding the improper disposal of construction and demolition material (behind […]

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Question raised: Murder or self-defense?

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has released the following statement on the investigation of a fatal shooting last weekend near Westminster:  “Since Sunday evening, when deputies and investigators were dispatched to the scene of a reported shooting at 350 Brock Road near Westminster, the Sheriff’s Office has been investigating this case in which one individual, 33 year old Jesse Eugene Mulkey […]

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Recycling Centers open tomorrow!

Normally closed on Wednesdays, all Oconee County recycling centers will do business tomorrow—starting at 7 o’clock in the morning until 7 PM.  Hours for the recycling centers on Thursday, Christmas Eve, will be 7 a-m to 3 p-m.  After 3 Thursday afternoon, those facilities will be closed until Monday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tech to close for the holidays

Tri-County Technical College will be closed for the holidays Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3.  The college will re-open Monday, January 4.  Important dates and deadlines for the spring semester, which begins January 11, can be found on the college website. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stay safe this holiday period!

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With several busy days ahead for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering safety tips as you prepare to celebrate.  Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, says, “If you do plan on traveling, there are things you can do before you hit the road to help make your vehicle safe.  First, […]

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“DHEC” gets complaint from Seneca

At the 10 o’clock hour this morning, it’s believed South Carolina DHEC officials are to meet with Seneca representatives.  A spokesman for the Department of Health and Environmental Control tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “We received a complaint regarding the improper disposal of construction and demolition material at this location and we are currently investigating. As part of the investigation a meeting […]

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”Real-Time Re-entry”

Keeping guns out of the hands of ex-offenders is the purpose for a new partnership among the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the South Carolina United States Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The project, called “Real-Time Reentry” focuses on violent offenders and gang members who, after their release, re-offend with firearms while still under […]

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