Charles “Chip” Louie Browning

Walhalla, SC— Charles “Chip” Louie Browning, 56, husband of Linda Fretwell Browning, of 430 Snead Road, Walhalla, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016, at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for the EMS Department at […]

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West-Oak High band makes mark in weekend competition

The re-energized band program at West-Oak High School made a mark during a weekend of statewide competition, sponsored by high school band directors.  The marching band placed fifth in overall 3-A competition, the highest finishing by the school.  And Colt Campbell, band director, said West-Oak won a first place for music performance ensemble. In five years at the school, much […]

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Local and area rainfalls pathetically dry

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                          Walhalla October rainfall amounted to only a little more than 1.5.”  Going into the last day of the month, Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson’s measurements totaled 1.64.” There’s also astounding news from nearby Clemson University.  From January through October this year, only 25.93″ of rain fell on […]

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Halloween changes in Clemson

Clemson’s College Avenue will be shut down between SC 93 and Keith Street from 3:45 p.m.- 6:30 p.m this evening to accommodate the downtown trick-or-treating event. There will be parking available at the downtown parking garage for this event. During this time frame, CATBus will not stop on College Ave. Normal CAT Bus service will resume after trick-or-treating has concluded at 6:30 p.m.

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Bridge program touted during Tech Report to the People

According to a report card issued by the White House his year, the average national six-year graduation rate for first-time incoming college freshmen is 44 percent.  The Bridge of Clemson program, a partnership between Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University, boasts of an 82 percent graduation rate – almost double the national graduation rate.  Clemson University President James Clements, in […]

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Have Halloween fun but be careful

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office hopes everyone enjoys Halloween tonight in the safest manner as possible. “We are asking our citizens to be especially careful during the late afternoon and early evening hours, especially around dusk and after dark on your way home from work or from going out.  Please watch out for children and families that may be trick-or-treating as […]

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Agenda set for Oconee County Council

The following economic development matter is an agenda item tomorrow night for the Oconee County Council.  The council is to consider a grant agreement involving the South Carolina Public Service Authority, the Palmetto Economic Development Corporation, and Oconee County to upgrade the Seneca Rail Site, an industrial park jointly owned by the county and the city of Seneca.  Council will […]

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Entries accepted for Seneca parade

Six o’clock Monday night, November 28 is the time and day for the 2016 Christmas parade in downtown Seneca.  And now’s the time to enter a group, float or a car in the parade by contacting Debbie at 882-2097.  This year’s parade theme is “Christmas for the Future.” Police officer Mulwee will serve as parade grand marshal.

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Sleep tight for one extra hour!

This weekend is the time when most of the nation reverts to standard time.  For those in WGOG land, the end of Daylight Saving Time arrives at 2 a-m Sunday, November 6.  That’s when the clocks fall back one hour until Sunday, March 12, 2017.  The fall time change is meant to give us a little more daylight in those […]

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Danger for fire remains high

The danger for wildfire remains high today within the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.  To better combat the spread of old fires and the start of new ones, National Forest officials have placed them all under the umbrella of one incident commander. Additional cres have arrived to assist in suppressing the fires from California, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida […]

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