Help for Haiti purpose for 5K run/walk

The main purpose behind another run is to help the poor Caribbean country of Haiti.  Tomorrow morning’s 5K run/walk at Duke’s Bad Creek facility is a Walhalla Rotary Club event to benefit its “Hope for Haiti” project.  The Rotarians are inspired to raise money because club member and now American citizen Jordanie Mertl is a Haitiian who wants to help […]

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NEXT students may try out for public school sports

  A new kind of school plans to do business as early as the next school year in Salem.  So, the question arises will students at the NEXT School be allowed to avail themselves to the sports competition offered by the Oconee public schools?  The answer is they may, according to Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations of the Oconee […]

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Life normal again after wicked weather burst

A wicked burst of weather created trouble late yesterday afternoon for the 123 Seneca-Clemson corridor.  Public safety responders dealt with trees across the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.  At 123 and Davis Creek Road, across from Food Lion, high wind disabled traffic signals and a thunder boom sent one office worker under her desk for protection.  At least three car accidents […]

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High wind or microburst havoc on 123

High wind or, perhaps, a microburst has taken a toll this afternoon on 123 between Seneca and Clemson.  We are told traffic signs have been disabled at the busy 123 intersection with Davis Creek Road and Old Clemson Highway in front of the Food Lion.  Shortly before 4 this afternoon the roar from the wind sent one worker under desk […]

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Controlling coyotes!

The use of any poison to control a coyote is illegal by state and federal law, but how do you control the predatory animal?  The South Carolina DNR is drawing attention to workshop next week near Westminster. For $15 dollars, you can learn about coyote biology and control.  The workshop, featuring demonstrations, will take place 5:30 to 8:30 p-m Tuesday […]

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Bystander intervention urged against domestic violence

Two retired teachers are committed to ending various kinds of domestic-related violence in Oconee County.  And today Celeste Norris and Suzanne Merrell invited Seneca Rotarians and others to get involved.  Norris and Merrell are equipped to train members of the general public to intervene when an incident of domestic violence occurs in their presence.  The two are promoting “One Green […]

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Shoplifting arrest made at Wal-Mart

  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that an arrest alleging shoplifting took place yesterday at the Wal-Mart near Seneca—not long after deputies made a traffic stop.  The suspect is described as a young Townville resident.  An official announcement is anticipated from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.

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Marilyn Blackwell

Westminster – Marilyn Lyle Blackwell, 50, widow of the late Wallace Blackwell, 303 Dewey Street, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A memorial service will be held 3 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made C/O […]

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Part of Main Street to be closed during Mayfest

Blue-colored handicap parking spots are being added to Walhalla’s Main Street Streetscape, and Friday and Saturday are the days for the city’s first outdoor festival using the new Main Street downtown.  City officials say the south side of Main Street, from College to Spring, will be closed beginning at 8:30 tomorrow morning and continuing until 7 o’clock Saturday night.  Tomorrow […]

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