Ronald Wirtz

Ronald Lee Wirtz, 59, of 609 S. Hampton Street, Westminster died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Frances Phillips Wirtz. The funeral will be 4 p-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home. A private burial will be held later. Family members are at their homes. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer […]

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Russell Becker Sr.

Russell Irving Becker Sr., 79, died Sunday at Emory University Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 p-m Tuesday at the graveside at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson. The family is at the residence. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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George Henry Theiling Jr.

George Henry Theiling Jr., 93,  of 300 S. Catherine Street, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth Wilson Theiling. The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service, at St. John’s Lutheran […]

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Water service to be temporarily shut off

City of Westminster will interrupt water service starting at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning affecting customers between Calvary Church of God on Hwy 76 to those across the Chauga River near the river pumps. This should affect fewer than one dozen customers. The water should only be off 2-3 hours while a connection is made on a new line. Westminster apologizes […]

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“Destination Oconee” plan to be presented

A plan to guide the county in taking advantage of its cultural, natural and historical resources is to be presented tomorrow night to the Oconee County Council with the recommendation the county adopt the plan “Destination Oconee:  Realizing the Future of Oconee County.”  Ken Sloan, executive director of the Mountain Lakes CVB, says everyone interested is invited to be present […]

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Serious accident in Poplar Springs

The drivers were hurt in this morning’s 6:30 accident in the Poplar Spring Community on Critter Road at the Poplar Springs Road.  The drivers from a car and a small pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision.  One received a helicopter flight to the Anderson hospital.  The second went by ambulance to Oconee Memorial.  The helicopter landed and took […]

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SC 11 site for Tech’s Oconee campus

Announcement this morning of a recommendation to build the first Tri-County Tech Oconee campus on SC 11,  inside the county’s Industry and Technology Park.  The park sits empty, but “pad ready.”  At the location, in tandem, with Tech’s Oconee campus would a new public school care er center for high school students, adult education and county economic development offices.  No […]

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A first request for bond denied

A judge in Seneca has said no to setting a bond for a 58-year old man suspected in an attack last week of a neighbor. Municipal Judge Danny Singleton’s decision amounts to denial of Zenen Alvarez’s first request to set a bond, in hopes that he may be freed from jail until he is due in court to face three […]

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Streetscape starts another work week

New water service work continues today at the Walhalla Streetscape Main Street section between SouthCollege and Catherine streets.  On that block they’ll be grading for re-construction.  Meantime, on the block from Tugaloo to College actual installation of bases for the new light poles is planned today.  Hutch ‘N Son predicts reconstruction on that block begins soon.  According to the general […]

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WGOG is on the move….on the dial!

“On Monday, August 3, WGOG will no longer be heard on the frequency 96.3.  We are moving on the radio dial.  On August 3 our new home will be 101.7.  In other words, WGOG will become 101.7/WGOG.  With the change, improvements eventually will become apparent.  They include less interference from adjacent stations, an improved signal, and upgraded equipment to ensure […]

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