Traffic backup on U-S 76

 An accident on U-S 76 in the vicinity of the bridge over the Chattooga River left traffic backed up both ways. The accident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  96.3/WGOG NEWS was told that two cars were involved in the accident and one person was sent to the hospital.

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Seneca to showcase industrial park

Plans are in the works for Seneca to showcase its industrial park project off Shiloh Road—the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant. And it is to stage a ceremony featuring two top-level federal officials. City Administrator Greg Dietterick announced last night that arrangements are being attempted to land Senator Lindsey Graham and U-S Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as the ceremony […]

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Basic military training completed

A 2014 graduate of Seneca High School, Dylan Bolger, has completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. And he’s now Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Bolger. He completed an eight-week program. Those who finish basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. […]

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Mountain Rest mystery!

Months after approval was received, a Mountain Rest communications tower stands 250 feet into the air—but still no service. And the lack of cell phone service from that tower has prompted inquiries to the office of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower sits along Morehead Place Road behind the Mountain Rest Post Office. Josh Stephens, zoning administrator, says […]

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New airport director to be introduced

The newly-hired director of the Oconee Regional Airport, Sam Carver, is to be introduced at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Oconee Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners meet at 5:30 p-m at the airport near Clemson. After introductions, the commissioners will hear from Carver, hear his report on airport business, elect officers, and take up the airport focus for 2015.

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Seneca to mark African-American History Month

Seneca’s mayor and council were told last night that the city’s plans for its annual observance of African-American History Month are lining up for a February 13 luncheon at the Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited at no charge. Featured speaker will be Clemson University’s Dr. Roy Jones whose topic will be “Saving the Black Male.” According to Seneca’s […]

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Legal action authorized by Seneca

Seneca appears headed back to the courts in its dealings with the owners of a large commercial building directly across the street from City Hall. After an executive session last night, the city council approved the following motion by Councilman Scott Durham: “I move to order the city attorney to pursue all legal remedies against the owners of the property […]

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Three arrested in Walhalla homicide probe

Three people have been arrested in the investigation of yesterday’s homicide in Walhalla, and the police say all three were arrested at the scene—505 N. Laurel Street. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, 27-year old Jeremy Lee Little, sustained a stabbing-type injury, but the exact cause of death is to be determined by an autopsy this afternoon. Little has been […]

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Sheriff’s Office helps break up scam

The suspicions of the manager of an Oconee County business proved correct and he, along with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, was able to thwart a telephone scam in which the scammer tried to get away with $1,200 dollars. It start lasted weekend when an employee of a business on the Pickens Highway near Walhalla took a call from a female […]

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Police to make statement

The latest timetable provided by Ronald Wilbanks is that Walhalla’s chief of police will make a staement by 2:30 as to the early morning homicide near the city limit.  At the noon hour today, Coroner Karl Addis said investigators were treating the incident at 505 N. Laurel as a homicide.  This, after responders discovered blood inside the home hours earlier. […]

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