Robber was in one minute, out the next

The police are looking for the male who held up a highway 11 store this morning at West Union.  Chief Charles Sanders says video surveillance shows the suspect walking inside the BP station/convenience store before he left, returned, and committed the criminal deed. Sanders says the robber showed a handgun and demanded the clerk fill a bag with money. No […]

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West Union robbery

A law enforcement source tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS an armed robbery occurred this morning at the West Union BP Station on highway 11.  Crime scene tape was seen at the station/convenience store around 6:30 this morning.  We are attempting to reach West Union Chief Charles Sanders for details.    

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Ranger stations closed on Thanksgiving

All Sumter and Francis Marion nation forest ranger stations will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and resume regular business hours Friday.  The forests stretch across the state from Walhalla to McClellanville and offer recreation opportunities such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating hunting, fishing, camping and picnicking–or simply a chance to enjoy the scenery.

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Grandfather clause issue for Oconee planning commissioners

The clause that creates an exemption based on previous circumstances was addressed last night by the Oconee planning commissioners.  Specifically, the extent to which a grandfather clause should be recognized by county zoning.  The commissioners strived last night for a recommendation to the county council that’ll recognize the rights of a property owner who bought a lot but had yet […]

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Feral hogs labeled South Carolina ecological zombies

A Clemson University study found that feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture.  This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs that produce rapidly and are growing in numbers.  They are ecological zombies.  They eat everything, according to Shari Rodriguez, report author […]

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Fire expands, but poses no immediate threat to humans/structures

The Pickens County fire that surrounded Rocky Mountain above its northern perimeter continued to grow yesterday, but authorities say, for now, it poses no immediate threat to residents and structures.  Early reports yesterday indicated the fire grew northwest toward Buzzard Mountain, but aerial observations confirmed the fire is spreading equally in all directions.  By early afternoon, a layer of smoke […]

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Powerball jackpot is the 11th largest

Someone could be counting $359 million dollars in blessings this Thanksgiving, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.  The winning numbers for the 11th largest jackpot in Powerball history will be drawn Wednesday night at 10:59.  South Carolinians may buy tickets for $2 dollars up until 9:59 pm  the night of the drawing at most convenience stores and grocery stores. […]

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