DOT awards contracts, more to follow

South Carolina DOT has awarded two contracts to improve Clearmont Road near Westminster and Snead Road near Walhalla.  Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT in Oconee, says other work is slated for Old Salem Road, N. Little River Road, and Earlestead Road.  In future contract lettings, the state will seek bids for work on highway 11 north of […]

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Second man arrested in home burglary near Salem

A second man has been arrested in the investigation of an October home burglary on the Jocassee Lake Road.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of Ryan Curtis Tolbert of Greenville came as a result of the investigation that also produced the arrest of Thomasville, NC resident Richard Clayton Bagwell II in the same case after a vehicle […]

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Clemson planner addresses the future for two highway arteries

A building boom in Clemson appears to be corresponding with increasing traffic back ups in the university town.  At the request of 101.7/WGOG NEWS, the director of university planning, Gerald Vander Mey, addressed what’s ahead for two artery roads and rumors associated with them.  Highway 93—the Walter Cox Boulevard—is one of several state roads that are now being managed by […]

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Mayor responds to his social media critics

  In spite of his social media critics, the Westminster mayor is pleased by accomplishments by both him and the new look city council in their first year in office.  And Brian Ramey describes his resolve as strong in the face of critics who want him and most of the rest of the council removed.  A Facebook petition, posted in […]

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Weather change benefits Oconee

  A change in the wind during the night apparently gave Oconee clearer visibility and fewer odors this morning from the continuous wildfires in three states.  Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services is far from overly pleased because, as he put it, the wind change simply means that visibility and smell are problems for other areas.  For Krein and other […]

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Janie Campbell

  Westminster – Janie Lee Campbell, 97, of 255 N. Horseshoe Br. Rd., passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Centerville Methodist Church in Oakway.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY

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James David Strickland

Seneca, SC— James David Strickland, 69, of 414 Nalley Road, Seneca, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, prior to the service, at […]

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Smoky fires an impact on health

Residents of South Carolina should be aware of possible health effects related to smoke from wildfires in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today. Depending on wind conditions, multiple areas could be affected. Monitors are indicating elevated levels of particulate matter in several areas of the state. Currently, the upstate […]

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