Hendricks appointed interim administrator

Tom Hendricks is returning to Pickens County government as interim county administrator.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that Hendricks was the choice last night of the Pickens County Council as interim county administrator.  A Liberty resident, Hendricks worked as county administrator in both Oconee and Pickens counties and is a former Oconee County Planning Commission executive director.

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Arrest made in thefts on Clemson campus

Campus police at Clemson have arrested an Anderson woman on charges arising from thefts of personal property from two university buildings.  Shawanna Christina Wright was charged Monday with three felony counts of financial transaction card theft, six misdemeanor petty larceny counts, and trespassing after notice.  The 26-year old Wright is neither a Clemson student, nor employee.  Police say debit and […]

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Investigation clears local authorities

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a state police investigation into the death of an inmate has cleared his office and the county Detention Center of any criminal wrongdoing.  Crenshaw further says the office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has issued a letter stating that the investigation into the death of Ernest Lee Smalley Jr. should be closed.  To avoid a […]

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Three-plus accidents every day

Preliminary data collected by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety show there were more than three Oconee County traffic accidents for each day of 2015.  For the whole year, more than 12-hundred accidents were investigated countywide—including inside the corporate limits of the county’s municipalities.  Most traffic accidents occurred outside the town limits and were investigated by the highway patrol.  […]

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Sidewalk work continues today

Workers continue today to pour sidewalk on the south side of Main Street, between Spring and Catherine.  And once that block of sidewalk is completed, Hutch ‘N Son will proceed to the next block.  Once the sidewalk is finished, next will be new street lights.  Mayor Edwards last night expressed the hope that the work will be done in the […]

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Local healthcare programs receive funding

Community support and the success of the annual golf classic staged by the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation have put money into the hands of those who run three local health care facilities.  Receiving checks for $28 thousand last week were Safe Kids Upstate, Lila Doyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Mountain Lakes Access Health Dental Clinic.  The golf tournament has […]

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Partners sets priorities for 2016

A group that works toward a better Walhalla will pursue priorities for the year 2016.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, announced those priorities during a meeting last night at the Depot.  They include trees to dot the core commercial area downtown, a master plan for the downtown, the Palmetto Trail, the water plant project, and a community development […]

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February is tree-planting for downtown Walhalla

This is the month that a committee of volunteers in Walhalla will plant 41 trees inside the vegetated areas created by Streetscape.  The only thing holding back the plantings, according to Richard Harper, is an encroachment permit required from the South Carolina DOT.  Harper spoke last night at a meeting of the Partners for Progress, whose treasurer reported that, so […]

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Chelsea Clinton to speak at Clemson

The daughter of a Presidential candidate speaks this weekend at Clemson University.  Chelsea Clinton, whose mother, Hillary, is contesting for the Democratic nomination for President, will talk about the need to create opportunities for women’s advancement locally and globally.  Her talk at 4:30 Saturday afternoon in Lee Hall Auditorium is free and open to the public.

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