Verbal dispute escalates to altercation

  A verbal disagreement escalated into a stabbing this week near Seneca, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is still investigating what happened Monday afternoon on Humbert Street in Utica.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said, “The victim was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.    

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Asbestos removal crews bound for Seneca property

Workers from an environmental service company are believed to be at Seneca’s Kellett property today, for the start of the removal of asbestos materials discovered there.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has been told that Greg Dietterick, city administrator, is planning to make an announcement about the asbestos removal work there. At a council meeting last month, nearby residents were told that that […]

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Policymakers sought for Oconee public libraries

If you have some thoughts on the role of public libraries in 21st century Oconee County, you are welcome to consider joining the county’s board of library trustees.  Three board vacanices are anticipated in 2017.  And if you are interested in serving one of the four-year terms, you can find out more information on the OCPL website: http://www.oconeelibrary.org.  

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Serious car accident near Seneca

Three people required medical treatment last night as the result of a traffic light intersection accident near Seneca.  According to Seneca Fire Department, traffic approaching the city was detoured for up to an hour and a half at 123 and Keowee Trail.  Two cars collided.  One of the injured was sent for treatment in Greenville; two others went to the […]

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Jeff Duncan makes statement

The Third District’s Jeff Duncan made this statement on his election to a fourth term in the U-S House:  “I am so thankful to have the best bosses on the planet, the people of South Carolina. I am humbled to have the opportunity and privilege of being the people’s voice in Washington for another two years. We were a divided […]

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Westminster negotiations with Chrisley hit snag

  The television reality show host who has a Westminster background and is interested in acquiring the Westminster swimming pool wants assurance he’ll be re-imbursed for architect fees in the event he and the city can’t work out a deal.  City administrator Chris Carter last night gave the city council an update on his contacts with Todd Chrisley, who has […]

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An odor of smoke is in the air!

Not only are Oconeeans awaking to the realization that Donald Trump pulled off victory, but those in Walhalla are getting a whiff of the smoke generated by fires in neighbor states. According to Oconee Rural Fire Dispatch, it’s not certain whether the smoke has drifted from fires in Rabun County, Georgia or in Jackson County, North Carolina.

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America makes it choice!

  After being shut out the last two elections, Republicans are re-gaining the White House.  And they’ve done it with a government outsider who vows to make changes.  Donald Trump gave his winner’s speech around 3 this morning.  Trump was able to parlay strong support from rural voting, including Oconee County, South Carolina where the voters unofficially gave him 71.8% […]

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