Two charged after police chase

Sixty-six miles an hour inside a 35-mile an hour limit zone caught the attention of the Westminster police.  At the time late Saturday night, Corp. Isaac Moore was conducting stationary radar on the Dr. John’s Road inside the city limits.  A chase that ensued ended 10 minutes later with a crash on Blackjack Road at the Greenfield Road.  Chief Dean […]

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Singing the praises of “Project Mackinaw”

As one year draws to a close, Oconee’s economic development recruiter sings the praises of what’s believed to be a Michigan automotive supplier that will establish a manufacturing operation in a new Oconee industrial park in the New Year.  Richard Blackwell spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS today about “Project Mackinaw.”  It remains on the list of “hot” projects that Richard Blackwell, […]

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Car strikes culvert, driver-air-flighted

A car struck a culvert near Townville and rolled over with the driver inside.  That driver required an air-flight yesterday to a Greenville hospital, and his official condition was not made known this morning to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The accident occurred late yesterday afternoon on the Coneross Creek Road, about one-half mile from South Carolina 24.  Members of the Crossroads and […]

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Eight straight days of rain!

Barbara Wilson stays busy tracking all of this rain.  At her Walhalla Weather Station, she has recorded rain for the last eight, 24-hour periods of more than six and three-quarter inches.  Nearly two inches of rain in last three days alone.  December and November appear poised to go down in the record books of the Official U-S Weather Observer as […]

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“Ball Drop” idea arises too late

Seneca’s official New Year’s Eve celebration is a black tie-dinner event at the Lunney Museum.  But, to the disappointment of some, there will be no “ball-drop” later in the evening.  The idea had arisen to stage a ball-drop at nearby Ramcat Alley to coincide with the moment that the clock strikes twelve.  But City Administrator Greg Dietterick tells us that […]

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Southern Connector turns purple to fight cancer

It may cost more next year to drive the Southern Connector at Greenville, but part of what the driver pays next month will go to the fight against cancer.  Toll charges to use the road are increasing, but also in January the toll booths on Interstate-185, the Southern Connector, turn purple to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  […]

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Cromer Alden “Buddy” Williams

Cromer Alden “Buddy” Williams, 70, of 712 Campbell Town Road, Walhalla died Sunday at Regenecy Hospital of Greenville.  He was the husband of Judy McJunkin Williams.  The family receives friends from 3-4 pm Wednesday prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 4 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Timothy Brian Justus

Timothy Brian Justus, 49, of 233 Deer Run Estates, West Union died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Wednesday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family is at the home of his father, 263 Country Junction Road, West Union.  Condolences […]

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