34-year old woman hit by train

A 34-year old Anderson woman lost her life yesterday in what the Pickens County coroner said was a train-pedestrian accident. The accident was fatal to pedestrian Annjuanginissa McMillen. She was killed at 10 Friday morning on the tracks near Mauldin and Ligon roads in Liberty. Coroner Kandy Kelley says McMillen was walking on the tracks.

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Town Hall forum

Tri-County Technical College will hold an informal town hall forum Wednesday, October 15 for students to meet candidates running for state and local offices. The “Pizza and Politics” forum will be 1:20 to 2:15 p-m in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton campus. The event is sponsored by the Tri-County Student Democrats Club and the college’s Enrichment Series Committee. […]

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Running down the November 4 ballot

Some local candidates this year enter next month’s General Election unopposed. Yet a voter should not be fooled into thinking that there is little importance attached to the 2014 General Election in South Carolina. To the contrary, there are contested races for several top statewide offices—along with important referenda at both the local and state levels. On 96.3/WGOG NEWS today, […]

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“Skip” Lewis takes the stand

Civil engineer L-G “Skip” Lewis has taken the stand in the Oconee County courtroom to testify on his review and give an opinion of the plans used to extend the Oconee Regional Airport starting in 2009 by an additional 600 feet. Lewis, a West Union resident, chairs the board of the Greenville-based firm H2L Consulting Engineers. He was called by […]

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Airport director job re-opened

Three individuals have been interviewed, but Oconee County has decided to reopen the application period to be the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport. This time, County Administrator Scott Moulder says, the county will place an add with a professional aeronautics publication that has nationwide subscribers. The county’s task is to replace Kevin Short, who is retiring after nine […]

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Trick or treaters have invitation

The police officers and fire fighters in Walhalla are teaming up this year to offer a safe environment for trick or treaters. “Boo in the Bay” will take place at the Walhalla Fire Department on Halloween from 6 to 9 o’clock at the Fire Department. There will no longer be an event at the Walhalla Depot.

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Trade magazine turns to Oconee Sheriff’s officer

A national police officers’ magazine, in a June article, turned down to Oconee Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Underwood for comments on a story about the circumstances in which law enforcement officers request back-up. Some cops worry about ridicule from other officers that they might not be considered tough enough. But the subject touches a nerve in Oconee County because deputy Bill […]

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Whether stone was compacted properly

Part of the focus in yesterday’s questioning of Plateau project manager Shane Hall was the responsibility for failed test asphalt strips to determine if the base for a 600-foot extension of Oconee Airport runway 25 was suitable for paving. For most of the day, Hall sat under cross-examination and answered questions from Stephanie Burton, attorney for both Oconee County and […]

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Trial may run into Oktoberfest weekend

At the judge’s request, the jurors in the Oconee Common Pleas trial decided by a poll against a one-half day session of court on Saturday. Judge Lawton McIntosh accepted the jurors’ preference to take tomorrow as a day of rest but warned, if needed, he may extend the trial into Oktoberfest weekend next week. So far in week one in […]

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