Four wrecked cars

State troopers categorize late yesterday afternoon’s accident near Clemson as a two-car accident whose impact involved two other cars.  Two people were reported injured in the 5 o’clock hour accident at U-S 123 and 93 near the Hartwell Village project, and one person was believed to have been sent by ambulance to a Greenville hospital.  The accident temporarily blocked part […]

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Police issues concern local churches

Seneca leaders have agreed to meet with church representatives to discuss ways that members of the community can interact with police officers.  The request for the meeting came last night from the Rev. W-C Honeycutt, representing the Seneca River Baptist Association, a group of more than one dozen area churches.  Honeycutt said he and his organization want to be pro-active […]

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New flags decorate Walhalla downtown

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The Walhalla American Legion recently purchased about 50, 3×5 ft American flags to add  color and patriotic flavor to Main Street. Legion spokesman Jerry Dyar said,  “Our mission is make sure that our city is always proud to show off our patriotic pride”, Dyar added.  (shown in the photo with the new colors are left to right:  Jerry Dyar, Rick […]

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Ash Tree counts “Matt” a success story

In the upstairs of what used to be a Main Street, Walhalla funeral home there is now space for classes that help men recover from alcohol and substance abuse. Ash Tree Men counts a 33-year old Oconeean named “Matt” whose life is changing for the better. Matt has learned work skills and will soon start a full-time job. He has […]

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Josh Donald

Westminster – Joshua Blake Donald, 33, of 403 Pump House Road, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Born in Fort Campbell, KY, he was the son of Rebecca and Terry Kelley of Westminster and Mark Donald of Easley.  Mr. Donald was a member of Fair Play Church of God and attended Westminster Church of God.  A […]

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Another round of night time storms

Among last night’s electric power outages:  WGOG’s Evening Sports Page” was forced from the air.  Terry Ballenger, spokesman for the Blue Ridge Electric cooperative says Oconee County outages resulted when the cooperative lost a circuit at Holly Springs and the cause, he said, was storm-related.  Ballenger this morning expressed confidence that all who lost service has seen their electric power […]

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Toccoa Wendy’s affected by cyber attack

The Wendy’s fast food corporation says its franchise location in Toccoa, Georgia was among those nationwide affected by the cyber attack that hit thousands of Wendy’s.  The company earlier this year reported unusual payment card activity affecting some franchise-owned restaurants and then determined that malware had been located in the system and disabled.  Wendy’s said the cyber attack with malware […]

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Conditions apply to sewer expansion to Oconee

Permission for Clemson University to extend sewer service into part of Oconee County is being granted under special conditions, spelled out during a meeting last night of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The university seeks to extend sewer from its wastewater facilities across the county line from Pickens to serve a complex of university property on highway 93 at […]

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Hydro plant bids for relicensing

A plant tour and a briefing on the operations of a privately-run hydro power plant near Seneca will take place the day of Wednesday, August 3, and the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has directed its executive director to represent the authority during those proceedings.  The Coneross Hydro plant, owned by a group of attorneys, is located downstream from the […]

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Trustees OK new grading scale

  A new grading scale approved by the State Board of Education in Columbia is now the policy in the Oconee public school district.  The county board of trustees last night adopted a scale that, for grades 3-12, defines an A as numerical grade from 90-100.  This replaces the scale that set an A at from 93-100.  Students will want […]

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