Improvements to Boy Scout 45 Hut

Gutter work and new barbecue pits are among the additions to the Scout Hut for Troop 45 on N. Catherine Street in Walhalla.  John Burnside, a scout helper, says the troop has benefited from donations of labor and materials from community members who believe in Boy Scout values that are instilled in boys 11 to 18 years old.  Currently, Troop […]

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Spring Game ADVISORY

Tomorrow is the day. If you’re planning to attend the Clemson spring game, or live in the area… turn your patience up a little. The event will be treated like any other home football game, with one exception. Expect the same delays getting to the event, and getting out of the area afterwards. Plan for those delays, and be prepared […]

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When it comes to drought, Oconee still a “red” county

South Carolina has seen rainfall during the last six weeks, but some areas—such as Oconee, Anderson and Pickens—continue to battle a level of drought and are trying to recover from long-term lack of precipitation.  “Rains over the last two weeks have accelerated field preparation and corn planting,” S.C. Department of Agriculture Assistant Commissioner Aaron Wood stated.  “Winter wheat, cool-season pasture, […]

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Pickens County to hold the line on taxes

Pickens County Administrator Gerald Wilson has told the county council the proposed budget is balanced and there will be no tax increase.  However, the new Pickens County budget was difficult to balance because of a projected 5% increase for health insurance, 7% increase of property and liability insurance, a 2% increase in the county’s state retirement cost, and the implementation […]

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Alumni winners at Clemson University

The Clemson Alumni Association recently honored the winners of the 2017 Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that the association bestows on one of the university’s graduates. The 2017 Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award winners are: Richard M. Davies ’86; John W. Kelly Jr. ’77; Ronald D. Lee ’76; Perry Sprawls Jr. ’56 M. ’61, Ph.D. ’68; and James H. Stovall ’51. The Clemson […]

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“Pioneer has done nothing wrong,” Pruitt says

  Pioneer Rural Water has retained the prominent Wyche law firm in Greenville to defend itself against those attacking it in the court.  And Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt hinted at a potential counter attack, saying, “To protect our customers, Pioneer will have no choice but to explore ways to seek recovery from the plaintiffs for damages from delay caused […]

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Large home fire remains under investigation

An afternoon fire a week ago devastated a large home in southern Oconee County.  The office of Oconee Emergency Services and an insurance company are working in tandem toward making a determination of why the fire started.  The location was described to 101.7/WGOG NEWS as the Chandler home and, according to Oconee Emergency Services, the call for help came from […]

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