Haynes absent again, new contempt findings

The owner of a condemned downtown Seneca building missed another court hearing today.  His absence could cost him dearly.  Municipal Judge Danny Singleton once again found the Rev. Efford Haynes in contempt.  This time Singleton slapped Haynes with a fine exceeding $500 thousand.  And that fine will escalate with every day that passes without the large building between N. 1st […]

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The latest on Streetscape

Here is today’s update on Streetscape from contractor Hutch ‘N Son, as provided to 96.3/WGOG NEWS by the city of Walhalla:  On Main, from the south side of Tugaloo to College, the power changeover to Bantam Chef takes place tomorrow.  New grades will be established and re-construction should start by the end of next week.  On Main, from the south […]

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$700 thousand to complete the job!

Funding has been identified and recommended to pay for re-making a Seneca utilities building that, when finished, will house personnel—-including the director of utilities.  The city council’s Light and Water Committee consented yesterday to recommending the city spend $700 thousand on the LoweryBuilding on N. Second Street.  Four-hundred thousand of which is described as what’s left in the budget set […]

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House votes to remove flag

“We continue to heal, as one people and one state.”  That from a statement early this morning from Governor Nikki Haley.  She spoke after the House of Representatives voted just after 1 o’clock this morning to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds in Columbia.  Haley said, “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can […]

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Hiker falls 25 feet

Rescuers employed several ropes to lift a fallen hiker to safety yesterday near Long Creek.  A young Charleston female had fallen 25 feet to the lower falls at BrasstownFalls.  In all, it took more than two hours to lift the girl to safety and an eventual trip to the hospital for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.. EMS and […]

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Westminster arrests

Westminster police are reporting arrests. Chief Dean Awalt said five people were charged yesterday in a drug roundup investigation that stretched back six months. The police also arrested a woman in their investigation of a home burglary on Anderson Avenue. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Parole denied!

From Columbia 96.3/WGOG NEWS has received word that state authorities have once again denied parole for Ronald Sheppard, the former HomeGold executive. The action was taken by the board of the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Among those opposing parole was State Attorney General Alan Wilson. The collapse more than 10 years ago of Pickens-based Carolina Investors, a […]

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Walhalla gets a boost to its Streetscape budget

Walhalla can expect a second batch of state highway money to help the city pay for Streetscape.  Officials have told 96.3/WGOG NEWS the CTC, the County Transportation Committee in recent weeks approved a second, $500 thousand allotment—although the city administrator says City Hall awaits an official notification.  Should it materialize or when it materializes, Nancy Goehle says, the $500 thousand […]

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Graham irked by inaction against ISIL

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about the Obama Administration’s counter-ISIL strategy during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  Graham says, “Terrorist groups like ISIL are rich and growing while President Obama runs out the clock on his time in office,”     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three-minute test this morning!

The public alert notification sirens will sound during a regular scheduled test this morning at approximately 11:50.  The purpose is to ensure that the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station work properly.  Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate.  In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal to tune to a local radio or […]

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