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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Graduation speaker a Tech success

The speaker for next week’s Tri-County Tech graduation ceremony is a success story of the college. The speaker is Dr. Valerie Ramsey of Easley, a 1988 Tech graduate and who has since become first female graduate of the college to serve on its governing board. The graduation ceremony will be 6 p-m Wednesday, July 29 at the Anderson Civic Center, […]

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What’s planned for 354 acres?

A hearing is set next week in Clemson to cover what’s ahead for 354 acres at the Anderson County/Pickens County line.  The property is near highway 76, Old Stone Church Road and Excelsior Mill Road.  Clemson Planning Commission invites the public for an information hearing at 6 o’clock Monday night, July 27 at City Hall.  Pacolet Milliken Enterprises will make […]

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Advisory lifted in Clemson

Water samples taken in Clemson were found to be safe, and the city has announced that a boil water advisory has been lifted—effective 5 p-m this past Saturday.  The advisory in place late last week recommended customers boil water before use on Essex Drive, Cochran Road, Boggs Street, Elm Street, Clemson Street, and Calhoun Street.    

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Newry church service disrupted

A week ago last night a man interrupted a church service at Newry.  These many days later the incident remains unsettling to those in the religious community and points up need for churches to do what they can to ensure that those who attend services are safe.  On the night of Sunday, July 12, according to an Oconee sheriff’s officer, […]

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Sammy Merck

Sammy Gary Merck, 70, of 201 Atnler Drive, Westminster died Friday at his home.  A graveside service will be 3:30 p-m Sunday at Old Abbott Cemetery, Liberty.  The family receives friends friends from 1-2 p-m Sunday, prior to the service, at the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed on line […]

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Seneca gets help with intersection re-make

Last summer a DOT-authorized contractor repaved 123 through Seneca’s East End intersection.  But that doesn’t go far enough to satisfy city officials, concerned about with traffic numbers and safety to the traveling public.  Officials of the government service agency South Carolina “A-COG” are assisting Seneca to compile an application for funds to address the intersection of 123-130/E. N. 1st Street.  […]

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Getting a handle on Westminster power costs

At its meeting next week, Westminster leaders are set for action on their efforts to improve the city’s environment for business development.  The city council will consider awarding a $50,500 dollar contract to a firm of engineers and consultants to make an electric power rate study.  The elected leaders are looking to “UTEC”—Utility Technical Engineering-Consultants of the Carolinas—-for recommendations to […]

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Deputy’s investigation at mobile home park

One man was ticketed by an Oconee sheriff’s deputy for offenses alleged to have occurred yesterday as a woman tried to flee the man at a mobile home park between Seneca and Walhalla.  And the deputy says he will pursue warrants alleging domestic violence and kidnapping.  The deputy’s account of what he found last night at 275 W. Halfway Branch […]

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