Faith-based group receives approval!

Walhalla-based Christ Central Ministries will be allowed a pilot program to use the current OconeeCounty jail once the new jail opens next door.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made the announcement in a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview in which he said CCM’s plans to help ex-prisoners will be available for others in the county with problems, such as drug addiction.  The cost of […]

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Roadway blocked

At this hour, state troopers report an Oconee County roadway blocked to traffic because of an accident. The accident occurred shortly after 10 this morning at SC 11 and Armstrong Road near Westminster. Injuries are reported. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Bernie Sanders movement in Oconee County

If you intend to vote Democratic next year and are not a Hillary Clinton fan, there are at least four other choices—including a man of independent ilk known for speaking his mind.  Bernie Sanders of Vermont was elected to the U-S Senate as an Independent, but he’s running next year for the Democratic Party nomination for President.  At an OconeeCounty […]

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Dwight Fitzgerald

Dwight William Fitzgerald, 77, died Tuesday.  He was the son of the late Emory Chapin Fitzergald and Kate Fricks Fitzgerald Cook.  No formal services are planned.  Memorials may be made to Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 150 Chauga Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Gowdy to address Clemson graduates

A prosecutor-turned congressman will keynote ClemsonUniversity’s summer time graduates in a ceremony that takes place next week in Greenville.  The graduation speaker will be Trey Gowdy, the Greenville-Spartanburg congressman, of late has been known for his dogged approach as chairman of the House Select Committee on the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Gowdy’s son graduated from […]

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A lot of dust and dirt to clean up!

Workers at Walhalla’s Streetscape project are cleaning up and grading today getting ready for laying new curb and gutter on the Main Street block between Tugaloo and College streets.  On a second block, from College to Catherine, they continue to lay electrical conduit and the bases for the new light poles there.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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9-11 memorial project infused by state grant

The new WalhallaHigh School is only weeks away from opening its doors.  And, next door, construction will start soon on a separate project to build a 9-11 memorial.  The group raising money for the project held its first meeting since word of a $200 thousand matching grant from the state government.  The committee has raised $70 thousand on its own, […]

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New Duke building gets the OK

On the grounds of the World of Energy, Duke will expand its training facility for nuclear plant operators.  The expansion was made possible last night by a 3 to 1 vote of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.   An exception was required for the project which will sit within a special protective district within a certain distance of LakeKeowee.  Board […]

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Chest wound proved fatal

An autopsy, at which state police officers were present, shows the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Seneca died of a wound to the chest.  Coroner Karl Addis said Zachary Hammond sustained a second wound to the collarbone, but that wound was not fatal.  Addis said the wounds are consistent with bullets from a .45-caliber handgun, the kind used by […]

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Award recognizes Seneca’s switch to all-electric buses

Seneca’s switch to a fleet of all electric-powered buses has merited an award from a state agency.   The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control named Seneca and the Clemson Area Transit winners of its “Spare the Air” award—symbolic of the city and its passenger bus service provider environmental-friendly efforts.  Word of the award arrived yesterday at City Hall […]

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