Crime Watch meeting in Dacusville

The greater Dacusville area of Pickens County will be the subject of a Crime Watch kick-off meeting next week. And anyone interested in taking part in the Crime Watch is encouraged to attend. The meeting takes place at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, July 22 in the Dacusville Community Center. Those attending receive information about Pickens County’s most common crimes and […]

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Seneca to talk with building owners

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Seneca representatives plan a meeting this week with owners of the former Harper’s 5 and 10 building—across from City Hall. The meeting apparently will touch on what the city will require for bringing the interior part of the building up to code. According to City Attorney Michael Smith, settlement has been reached in a federal […]

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Something in it (referendum) for Salem

  A Salem leader detects a favorable attitude from those in her area to pass this year’s referendum that would add a penny to the sales tax for community improvement projects countywide. Kim Alexander, the Salem clerk-treasurer, says the one-cent question on the November General Election ballot will include projects for her area which have been talked about for years. […]

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Boat swiped from dealership

A boat, worth $18 thousand, has been stolen from a Seneca dealership. According to the police, the theft apparently occurred at Clearwater Marine on By-Pass 123 in the middle of the night when thieves cut the fence on an outside lot. Lt. Robert Tribble says the thieves dragged the emerald green  Skeeter bass boat to a spot where they hoisted […]

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A word or two from the new man in town

The second-week Westminster city administrator gets the chance this month to meet some of the city’s leading citizens…and vice-versa. Jeff Lord will be featured speaker for the Tuesday, July 22 meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club. Lord is making effort to get to know his new environment. On Thursday he represented his city at a business forum of the Oconee […]

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3rd potential foe to a Graham re-election

At State Election headquarters in Columbia, they are bracing for what may be thousands of signatures by petitions. A spokesman this afternoon said, though nothing is confirmed, the election office expects Monday will be the day that former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel will offer signed petitions to qualify him for a place on the November ballot as a challenger to […]

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New report highlights the problem

Wherever South Carolina drivers sit and talk these days you often hear of their frustration about the worsening condition of the state’s highways. Such was the case at an oil change business this morning where one customer complained specifically about buckling asphalt on highway 11 through out Oconee County. And there is a new report to highlight that the state’s […]

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Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses and other traffic bound for […]

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