Public help sought to solve drive-by shootings

Two drive-by shootings in Oconee County remain unsolved, and the Sheriff’s Office seeks your help if you can provide information as to what happened near Seneca in 2013 and again this year. The first shooting occurred April 10, 2013 on Gallo Way near Country Village Drive off the Shiloh Road. The second was a little more than 90 minutes later […]

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Powdered activated carbon may do the trick!

 The city of Clemson reports that the taste and odor issues with its water should improve in the next few weeks because of a powdered activated carbon system installed in the treatment plant of the Anderson Regional Water System. The ARJWS is currently adjusting the dosage to treat the water in a manner to improve taste and odor for Clemson […]

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The Jeff Lord era in Westminster

A day after a former Westminster police chief went to prison for crimes in office, the city’s new administrator, Jeff Lord, spoke confidently about Dean Awalt, the replacement for Scott Bannister. Lord said Awalt is a man of “great ideas” and he’s happy to work with him. The former Walterboro town manager told the Westminster Rotary Club that he’ll leave […]

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Compliments paid to Walhalla mayor

Serving as mayor can be a thankless job. But Danny Edwards of Walhalla picked up compliments today as he enjoyed his mid day meal. One woman told the mayor of her appreciation for the effort to open the swimming pool for a full season of swimming and recreation. Two other people told Edwards they thought Walhalla Independence Eve celebration went […]

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Lawsuits settled within weeks of trial

A pair of lawsuits naming an Oconee County doctor and others has been settled—within two weeks of their date for trial. As a result, the cases alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death have been removed from atop the docket for an August 4 term of the Oconee Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit against Dr. Frank Rao, two nurses, and the […]

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What life was like for the frontiersmen

After the American Revolutionary War, an Oconee County stone blockhouse was used as an outpost for the State Militia. Today that stone house, along with an adjacent historic structure, the Indian trading post, makes up Oconee Station State Historic Site. And this summer there will again be a chance to experience what it might have been like to have been […]

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Mobile home to be allowed

A zoning change will allow a couple to place a mobile home at Seneca’s 104 Worth Street—near the Old Salem Road. No opposition was presented last night to the request of Lonnie and Kim Hammond to change the zoning at the property from Residential-10 to Residential General. According to Tamy Sanford, city planner, the mobile home will will cover 1,200 […]

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Jerry Lee to run again!

A long-time Oconee County school board member, Jerry Lee, hopes to make it another four years this November. Lee told 96.3/WGOG NEWS last night that, when candidate qualifying for the school board opens next week, he plans to sign-up. Lee represents District One and is one of two current trustees whose seats will be voted on during the General Election. […]

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So far, 16 qualify for diplomas

Now that exit exams are no longer the law of the land in South Carolina, as many as 16 former Oconee County students are qualifying for high school diplomas. At last night’s meeting of the county school trustees, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland announced, “So we’ve ordered 16 diplomas and at an upcoming board meeting we’ll be inviting all of those […]

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The next Oconee school building projects

Oconee School District officials have identified two companies who graded out the best to provide architect and engineer services for the next building projects within the district. The companies–Jumper Carter Sease of Columbia and McMillan Pazden Smith of Greenville/Spartanburg–are being considered for renovation work at two elementary schools—Ravenel and Fair-Oak. The district’s purchasing coordinator, Wayne Putnam,  said it’s not beyond […]

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