Re-surfacing and re-habilitating the state’s roads

On the drawing table in the New Year are plans to re-surface and re-habilitate several state roads and highways across Oconee County.  South Carolina 24 and the secondary 488-the Wells Highway near Seneca are among the highways that will see improvement.  Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, says some contracts have already been issued.  Others are pending the […]

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Final block demolition to start Monday

Weather permitting, crews will be back on the job at Walhalla Streetscape on Monday.  The contractor’s plan is to start the last block demolition—on the south side of Main Street between Ann and Spring.  While work is idle over Christmas and the weekend, Hutch ‘N Son will monitor the condition of the streets and the traffic devices.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Jesse Eugene Mulkey

Jesse Eugene Mulkey, 33, of 250 Butts Farm Road, Westminster died Sunday.  He was the husband of Alicia Dickert Mulkey.  The funeral will be 11 am Thursday at Holly Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 10-11 am prior to the service at the church.  Flowers accepted.  Memorial donations may be […]

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The Temptin’ T’s to Seneca!

A decision has been made to pursue the famed 1960s Motown group The Temptations as the featured act for Seneca Fest during Memorial Day weekend next year.  The selection of the Temptations was announced during a meeting of the city Events Committee–a meeting that lasted two minutes.  The committee action is a recommendation, to be voted on by the full […]

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101.7/WGOG takes a look back!

Like most years, 2015 was a year of accomplishment, joy and sadness throughout Oconee County.  And 101.7/WGOG will highlight the year in local news during our annual “Year in Review.”  This year’s program will air at 11 o’clock on Thursday, December 31—New Year’s Eve. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“Stuck” in a warm weather pattern

Our weather is not the type we would normally expect to be talking about this time of year.  The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg tells us that we are in the throws of an unusual pattern in which lots of rain and spring-like temperatures are forecast the next several days.  Meteorologist John Tomko calls it a warm weather pattern that […]

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“No citation, penalities or fine”

A complaint about construction and demolition material in Seneca has prompted a statement by the city administrator, Greg Dietterick.  The statement came yesterday afternoon after a meeting earlier in the day with representatives of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.  A “D-HEC” spokesman said, “We received a complaint regarding the improper disposal of construction and demolition material (behind […]

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Question raised: Murder or self-defense?

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has released the following statement on the investigation of a fatal shooting last weekend near Westminster:  “Since Sunday evening, when deputies and investigators were dispatched to the scene of a reported shooting at 350 Brock Road near Westminster, the Sheriff’s Office has been investigating this case in which one individual, 33 year old Jesse Eugene Mulkey […]

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Recycling Centers open tomorrow!

Normally closed on Wednesdays, all Oconee County recycling centers will do business tomorrow—starting at 7 o’clock in the morning until 7 PM.  Hours for the recycling centers on Thursday, Christmas Eve, will be 7 a-m to 3 p-m.  After 3 Thursday afternoon, those facilities will be closed until Monday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tech to close for the holidays

Tri-County Technical College will be closed for the holidays Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3.  The college will re-open Monday, January 4.  Important dates and deadlines for the spring semester, which begins January 11, can be found on the college website. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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