Graham not worried about next election

In spite of a poll that reported his popularity sinking, Lindsey Graham says he’s not all worried about holding onto his Senate seat.  The U-S senator on a visit to his home Oconee County today did not hesitate when asked if he’ll run for another term in office.  “Absolutely,” was his reply when asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  Graham was an […]

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Foundation to help Oconee public safety responders

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and U-S Senator Lindsey Graham are creating a foundation to help the county’s public safety responders.  Graham made the announcement at a luncheon today to honor police, fire fighters and other emergency responders.  Seneca’s New Haven Baptist Church, with the help of restaurants, treated the public safety responder community to a luncheon and speakers who imparted […]

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Robert Denny

Westminster – Robert Duran Denny, 50, of 549 Blackjack Road, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be 2 pm, Sunday, August 21, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at […]

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Feds grant Duke Energy a new license

Duke Energy has a new license with which to operate its Keowee-Toxaway hydro-electric project.  According to an announcement made by Jack Lewis, president of “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—five years’ work on the part of 17 stakeholders culminated yesterday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a new, 30-year license.  Lewis said approval of the new license was communicated yesterday […]

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Drought declared in additional South Carolina counties

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status for 17 counties in the state. Fourteen counties were upgraded to “incipient,” the first level of drought: Lancaster, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Lee, Florence, Dillon, Marion, Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, Beaufort and Jasper. Three counties were upgraded to “moderate,” the second level of drought: McCormick, Greenwood, and Edgefield.  Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, […]

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Balloon release to honor law enforcement

The public is invited to Seneca this afternoon for a 2 o’clock balloon release to honor fallen local police and fire fighters.  The balloon release will take place at the Gignilliat Community Center.  The balloon release will follow a luncheon that is open to law enforcement and fire department personnel.  Among the speakers will be Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and State […]

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Glenn Ruben Whitmire

Salem, SC- Glenn Ruben Whitmire, 66, husband of Linda Davis Whitmire of 14943 North Highway 11, Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Boones Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, […]

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Clara Owens

Walhalla – Clara James Owens, 76, wife of Melvin Owens, of 405 Walnut Street, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her residence.   A funeral service will be held 3:30 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow […]

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