Oconee contractor recognized by business publication

An Oconee County company has been recognized by a business publication for being one this year’s 40 best performing companies.  J-Davis Construction near Westminster attained a “Roaring Twenties” designation by SC Biz News.  J-Davis Construction qualified in the large company category which means it is a company with more than $10 million in revenue.  Profiles of the winning companies will […]

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Rain fell in Walhalla 17 days in August

August put a dent into the area’s rainfall deficit.  A total of 7.12″ was measured at the Official U-S Weather Station maintained in Walhalla by Weather Observer Barbara Wilson.  In fact, the August rain was so widespread that rain measured on 17 days during summer’s last full month.  The month’s high temperature, 97 degrees, came on the first day.  On […]

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Welcoming new citizens to the USA

The Clemson Area League of Women Voters is among LWV groups whose representatives show up in support of naturalization ceremonies for new U-S citizens. This summer League members Bill Hare, Janie Shipley, Sarah McNeil, and Diana Stafford attended two such ceremonies.  Those who accept citizenship pledge, among other things, to “absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to […]

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Downtown building-for-sale sign disappears

The for sale sign has been removed from the former Hometown Store in downtown Seneca, and a realtor has confirmed a contract to sell the property is scheduled to close within a few weeks.  What the future might hold for the building and property that served as Seneca’s last downtown grocery store has been speculated.  Realtor John Adams says, for […]

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Federal help suggested for Westminster

When it comes to Westminster’s electric power arrangements, the county councilman for that city would like to re-energize an old idea.  After last night’s meeting, Councilman Joel Thrift said 15 years ago he looked into the possibility of federal help to relieve the city of its financial obligations with PMPA, its wholesale supplier.  But it was an idea that went […]

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Late night crash injuries two in Crossroads

Two people have been hurt in a late night car accident in the rural southern Oconee community of Crossroads and they were sent eventually to be treated at a Greenville hospital.  Information received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS indicates a mother and a daughter from Belton were in a van that left the vicinity of Hunt Road at a T-intersection and crashed […]

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South Carolina under threat from tropical storm

The potential for tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast could mean heavy rain that causes coastal and flash flooding and wind.  There is also the danger of deadly rip tides as the storm continues to track up the coast, and the Red Cross urges those in the path to get ready. “With South Carolina being threatened by tropical […]

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