Miracle Circle accident

An accident has occurred at Seneca’s Miracle Circle intersection.  This accident, around 2:45 this afternnoon, appears to have taken place where W.N 1st Seneca enters the 4-way intersection.  Public safety responders are there.  According to the police, involved were a car and two pickup trucks.  Apparently no one transported to the hospital.

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Walhallans surprised, but pleased!

Walhalla leaders reacted with surprise, but gratitude today that the county’s state lawmakers successfully pulled off funding projects for a pair of community projects—-overcoming an earlier veto by Governor Nikki Haley.  State Senator Thomas Alexander this afternoon said the Senate overrode Haley’s veto of $100 thousand to pay for an ADA-approved automatic lift for the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool and […]

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To be decided by the state lawmakers!

If there is to be a further override of the Governor’s veto of additional operating expenses for the state’s lawmakers, expect that override to take place by 5 o’clock this afternoon. That’s the word we are getting from Columbia where the Senate is in its dying hours for the 2014 session. Senator Thomas Alexander says this additional money for the […]

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Anderson man arrested in child porn case

An Anderson man has been arrested on child pornography charges—as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The arrest of Kenny Allen Swaney was announced this afternoon by Attorney General Alan Wilson. According to Wilson’s office, the task force received a referral from investigators at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office that […]

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New bridges on the way for Oconee and Pickens

The first contract to build South Carolina bridges using ACT 98 funding has been awarded. Oconee and Pickens are to receive the first four bridges. Christy Hall, deputy secretary for DOT Engineering, says timber pile bridges will be replaced with pre-cast concrete bridges in Oconee County on Bountyland Road (S-135) over tributary to Richland Creek. The other new bridges are […]

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Brazen shoplifters strike Wal-Mart

Two female shoppers at the Seneca Wal-Mart pushed a buggy full of merchandise past all points of sale and exited the store without paying. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, last Friday’s case of shoplifting at 7:52 in the morning and deprived the store of around at least $75 dollars worth of goods. If you have information about what happened, you […]

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Political signs to disappear soon

Take a spin almost anywhere in Oconee and chances are you’ll still see several roadside political signs—nine days after the primary election. And many of them are signs for candidates who’ve either won election or who have lost and do not figure in next week’s runoff elections. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that those signs are about to disappear. Those who […]

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Remember, there are second votes next week!

The 2014 political season, so far, has been one for poor voter turnouts. A second primary election vote next week shapes up to be no different as the political parties offer a total of only three contests to choose among for the Oconee electorate. The ballot for Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election pits Tom Thompson and Shelia Gallagher to be that […]

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Practicing for the real thing!

Oconee Emergency Services reserved the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool this morning for a practice session. Grahl Haney, deputy director, says each year the personnel are put to test on their skills for water rescue and diving. It’s part of an all-day exercise. After their morning swim, the divers and the rescuers will for an afternoon on lake training. According to […]

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Powell holds onto hope

The Walhalla corner of Main and S. Church may no longer lend itself to a boutique hotel and restaurant, but John Powell still has hopes for the old building. He expressed the hope this morning that someone will come along and save the day for the old courthouse, which eventually could wind up demolished. Powell says he and his partner […]

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