Guard trips return from overseas

Troops from the National Guard unit based out of Toccoa, Georgia are returning home. Toccoa’s WNEG reports that a return ceremony for troops from the 876th Engineering Company is scheduled for this evening.876th Engineering Company Family Readiness Group Chair Amanda Isreal says that the ceremony, where the soldiers will be re-united with their families is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight […]

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Stegall and Davis awarded during Christmas party

Special awards were handed out during this year’s Christmas party for the Westminster Fire Department.  Fire fighter Leslie “Junior” Stegall received “Firefighter of the Year.”  Voted on by all department members, this award is reserved for the one who shows leadership, dedication, heroism, integrity, time and service to both the department and the community.  Stegall’s colleague, Brandon Davis, received the […]

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76-year old was pedestrian fatality

An elderly Seneca man, on the way to a medical appointment, was the victim this morning of a truck-pedestrian accident on 123—the main highway artery between Seneca and Clemson. Coroner Karl Addis said the accident that took the life of pedestrian Franklin G. Hester occurred in the west bound lanes of the highway. Hester was 76 years old. Addis said […]

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Fatal accident leaves road closures

This morning’s fatal traffic accident on 123 near Clemson has left road closures, and motorists headed in the vicinity of 123 and Davis Creek Road are being encouraged by Oconee Emergency Services to avoid the area for the time being. The accident, around 6 this morning, is believed to have involved a pedestrian. There are no other confirmed details at […]

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Government offices to follow holiday schedule

City and county government offices will follow a Christmas holiday schedule. Sanitation pickup normally scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday in Walhalla will take place instead on Friday. Oconee County government offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All solid waste facilities are open today, but are closed on Wednesday and Thursday. The county’s public libraries are closed for the […]

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Accident near Clemson

State troopers report a section of 123 on the Oconee County side of Clemson is blocked to traffic this morning. According to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, a pedestrian accident has occurred not far from the traffic light intersection of 123 and Davis Creek Road.

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Teenager arrested

A teenager has been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The arrest of Dahryus Alexander-Noel Coward took place Friday morning. Deputies pursued the case against the 17-year old Coward after an incident December 15 on a Westminster school bus in which the teenager allegedly committed a sexual battery by […]

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Asphalt and roof scammers

Asphalt and roofing scammers have arrived in Oconee County. Sheriff Crenshaw was notified today that the scammers are offering very low prices on sealing or paving driveways and then, after using sub-standard materials, demanding higher prices when the work is completed. “We urge homeowners to call the Sheriff’s Office and not engage in any type of work with these companies,” […]

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No equivocating about the roads

The worsening condition of South Carolina roads has begun to create a reputation that causes embarrassment to the state. Worse is the predicament faced by its motorists who have begun to treat the state’s roads and highways like obstacle courses when it comes to missing a pothole. Seneca’s Bill Sandifer and other state lawmakers are getting the message. On Friday […]

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