Overnight activity

Public safety responders were busy durng the night in Westminster.  A barn/storage structure caught fire on Long Drive near Hobson Street.  A power line and trees fell on Johnson Street.  In Walhalla, a power line and tree fell on Holloway Street.

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Blue Ridge holds 77th annual members meeting

A Pickens woman, Martha Wardlaw, held last night’s lucky ticket to win a 2007 Ford F-15 pickup.  The truck was the grand prize during the annual meeting of the members of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  Blue Ridge estimates the crowd exceeded 6,000 and 2,816 people registered as members.  A blend of Gospel and Bluegrass music provided the entertainment for […]

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Shooting suspect identified

  The Seneca police have issued this statement this afternoon:  “On 04/20/2017 Investigators with the Seneca Police Department were able to obtain arrest warrants in connection with the shooting incident at Blue Ridge Field in Seneca.  Investigators have warrants charging Israel Tamahjea Glenn of Seneca with one count of Assault and Battery 1st Degree, and two counts of Pointing and […]

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NEXT at Eagle Ridge: “This school is here to stay”

  The principal of Oconee’s first charter school left no doubt this afternoon.  Joe Greenberg says there will definitely be a second year of the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge.  The school occupies the former campus of Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School, in an arrangement with the town of Salem.  “We’re aiming to have about 160-180 students along the order […]

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Vandalism arrests in Seneca

The Seneca police have issued this statement:  “Arrests have now been made and the case cleared involving vandalism that resulted in approximately 30 thousand dollars in damage to Blue Ridge Field on April 9th.  Our investigators have now formally charged 4 juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 14 years of age.  Being juveniles, their identities cannot be released.  They […]

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Kentucky’s loss is Oconee’s gain

Itron has decided to invest more work at its large complex in West Union.  The vice president for global marketing and public affairs at Itron, Sharelynn Moore, has released a statement to 101.7/WGOG NEWS from corporate offices in Liberty Lake, Washington.  It reads:  “Itron is transitioning gas meter production from Owenton, Kentucky to our North American metering center of excellence […]

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Deal in the works–large building downtown Walhalla

Well-placed sources say a deal is in the works for the Littletons to sell their large downtown building.  Two prospective buyers have been identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The Main Street building occupies about one-half of the block between S. College and Tugaloo streets and includes Martha’s Marketplace Café and the Flag and Confederate memorabilia store.    

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Annual Blue Ridge meeting tonight!

The annual consumers’ meeting of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative takes place at the Pickens office this evening, with entertainment by the Primitive Quartet starting at 4:30 and the business meeting at 7. All Blue Ridge members can register for free prizes plus there’s free food and a door prize for each registered member.

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Pioneer Rural Water new developments

There are developments today in the project to build a Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, disclosed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS within the last hour that Pioneer received word that State Senator Thomas Alexander introduced a bill yesterday in Columbia, aimed at stopping the construction of the plant. Also, the office of the South Carolina Attorney’s General […]

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