High winds bring power outages

By late last night, nearly 800 customers within the multi-county Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative area remained without electric power.  Eighty-two of those customers were in Oconee County.  Among outages reported yesterday to 101.7/WGOG NEWS were the Westminster and Keowee Key areas.  School buses delivering students home encountered downed lines—the result of a rainy and windy afternoon.  Blue Ridge crews were […]

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Rachel Foster Satterfield

Rachel Foster Satterfield, 89, wife of the late Edward Arnold Satterfield, Jr., of Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at Davenport Funeral Home. The family requested that flowers be omitted, […]

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Pre-trial motions in the Oconee Courtroom

A Georgia man whose car was stopped on I-85 in Oconee for speeding a year and a half ago wound up charged with drug offenses.  This afternoon Atlanta area resident Anousack Thanonglit heads to trial at the Oconee Courthouse, charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  In pre-trial testimony this morning, officer Kevin Rholetter […]

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Pendleton man arrested for alleged Clemson offense

Police on the Clemson University campus have arrested and charged a Pendleton man with a weapons violation.  The university announcement states Charles Alan Brown was charged yesterday with the felony offense of possession of a firearm on school property.  The police say the firearm was located in an apartment in Calhoun Court.  At the time the 23-year old Brown was […]

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Photo ID: What voters need to know

Ahead of Saturday’s Democratic Presidential Primary vote in South Carolina, the state Election Commission issued a statement in which it says, “While having a Photo ID, and bringing it to the polls, will make the voting process easier; no registered voter in the correct polling place should ever be denied a ballot, whether the voter has a Photo ID or […]

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Duncan part of GOP opposition to Gitmo closing

President Obama wants the chapter closed on the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, but he’s facing Republican opposition to the proposal to re-locate detainees to the U-S.  Third District Republican Jeff Duncan is especially concerned about the idea that some of those detainees, accused of violent acts against the U-S, could wind up in South Carolina.  Duncan announced yesterday legislation […]

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Senecan questions the dump behind Gignilliat

A Seneca man brought his concern about storm water mitigation to last night’s city council meeting.  What bothers Ron Knoerr is the cost Seneca will pay to restore property behind the Gignilliat Community Center to the satisfaction of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.  Mayor Dan Alexander told Knoerr that the city is complying with DHEC about the […]

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Samuel Taylor Tilson

Samuel Taylor Tilson, 25, OF Tamasee died Sunday.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00–4:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2016, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread, 106 Jordan St, Seneca, […]

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New body cameras and tasers for the police

To comply with new state law, the Seneca police chief is requesting funds to buy body cameras for his officers and new tasers to subdue uncooperative suspects.  Chief John Covington gave a quote to the mayor and the council last night from a company that does business with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  To provide 27 body cameras and related equipment, […]

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