UPDATE: No agreement yet on property for a “Y”

    Once an Oconee hospital board went into closed session, its members had questions about the proposed transfer of property for a YMCA.  So, according to Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, no deal was reached last night.  This morning Kome said, “The Board had additional questions for the attorney to research. They voted unanimously […]

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Could Meals on Wheels be in jeopardy?

Sen. Lindsey Graham said recently he doesn’t want to hear anyone say that the government is going to cut out money for its popular meals on wheels program for senior citizens.  Yet, with the new administration in Washington looking for ways to cut spending, there has been speculation that services to the country’s oldest citizens could become at risk.  Doug […]

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County to ansewer builders’ questions

4 o’clock this afternoon in Oconee County Council Chambers is an opportunity for builders to get answers to questions they have about the county’s move to outsource the work of its building codes department.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, says, “ This way the builders and Council could discuss and get answers to questions which may help to shape the future […]

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Arrest made in Townville area home invasion

An Anderson man accused of crimes last winter in the Townville area remained in the custody yesterday afternoon of  Oconee law enforcement.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office calls what happened in late January a home invasion on Peachtree Lane for which Antonio Raquan Patterson is charged with burglary, armed robbery, larceny, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a […]

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Maggie “Carolyn” Garland

Salem, SC— Maggie “Carolyn” Garland, 81, wife of the Harold “Dean” Garland, of 715 W. Quincy Road, Seneca, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca, SC. The family will receive friends following the service in the […]

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Vote on state budget tomorrow

South Carolina state lawmakers return to Columbia tomorrow for what one of its senior members hopes will be the votes to set the budget for 2017-18.  State Senator Thomas Alexander of Oconee-Pickens says he’s hopeful the budget can be put to rest in one day.  When the House and the Senate convene, their task will be to vote on the […]

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“Town Hall” meeting for builders

101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that Oconee County builders have been  invited to a town hall meeting at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in County Council Chambers.  The meeting is set two hours before the start of tomorrow night’s council meeting, at which the council is to get legal advice and talk about contract matters involving the switch to a private company […]

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A special summer camp for Oconee children

    Fresh out of school for the summer, about 40-45 Oconee boys have started a one-week camp arranged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to instill good character traits.  A week full of activities was outlined for the boys who can look forward to fun and experiences that should benefit them in the future.  The campers get to inter-act with […]

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Ribbon cut for Walhalla Senior Center

  What used to be school maintenance space and classrooms for home economics are now the places to go for senior citizens in Walhalla and the northern part of Oconee County.  State Senator Thomas Alexander cut a ribbon this morning for the opening of the facility in part of the former Walhalla Middle School on Razorback Lane.  There isn’t much […]

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Accident UPDATE

One person was sent to the hospital after an early morning accident on highway 28 near Walhalla.  A car and a pickup truck collided around 5:30 this morning at the 28 entrance to Scenic Plaza Shopping Center.  The impact left a lot of debris on the roadway for responders to clean up.  The kind of debris was typical of what […]

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