Food for the brain!

The key to what a Clemson professor said this afternoon in Seneca is whether her audience could remember it.  For those of advanced age and even the young, Dr. Cheryl Dye gave tips on how to avoid the devastating disease of the mind, Alzheimer’s.  As the director of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging, Dye spoke as a professional.  […]

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Fraternity member’s lawyer disputes report


The attorney for a Clemson fraternity member says media reports are not true that his client shined a flashlight into the dark waters of Lake Hartwell, looking for Tucker Hipps but no one tried to make a rescue.  Attorney Larry Brandt issued a brief on the record statement today to 101.7/WGOG on behalf of his client, Thomas Carter King, who […]

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Award for Oconee’s top economic recruiter

Richard Blackwell works for Oconee full time to recruit economic development that brings jobs, creates local spending, and strengthens the tax base.  His efforts have been recognized by an upstate group that is in the same business.  The Upstate Alliance yesterday awarded Blackwell its “Economic Developer of the Year Award.”  The award was announced this morning by Glenn Buddin, president […]

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Specifics on trail extension months away


The Palmetto Conservation hopes in the next few months to unveil exact specifics of the extension of the Palmetto Trail from the Oconee Station Historic Site to downtown Walhalla.  Natalie Britt, executive director of the Palmetto Conservation, spoke today about the plans to add 16 miles to the mountains to the sea trail.  The plans have excited Mayor Danny Edwards […]

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Water service interruption

Water customers will see their service interrupted next week in a Westminster neighborhood.  The city has announced the outage, starting at 8 o’clock Monday morning, will affect customers in the vicinity of Mountain View and England streets.  They’ll be a changing a fire hydrant.  Water should be out there for about four hours.    

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Nearly one year in, hospital finances stable

Congressman Jeff Duncan toured Oconee Memorial Hospital this week and spoke with the hospital's top leaders--Hunter Kome and Jeanne Ward

Oconee Memorial Hospital officials viewed a visit by their U-S congressman as an opportune time to impress on the lawmaker the continuing challenges that small, rural hospitals face.  Those challenges have much to do with smaller re-imbursements to cover Medicare and Medicaid payments.  Yet nearly a year into joining Greenville Health System, the financial picture for Oconee Memorial is better, […]

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Health care the focus as lawmaker tours hospital

Until yesterday, the last time Congressman Jeff Duncan had seen the Oconee Memorial Hospital was 2009 during his first campaign for the U-S House of Representatives.  On his return visit yesterday, Duncan was anxious to catch up—specifically how the hospital fares as part of a larger operation, the Greenville Health System.   Going into his tour yesterday, Duncan was aware that […]

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“Too much violence, too much killing….”

  On a visit to Seneca, Congressman Jeff Duncan weighed in on last month’s fatal shooting of a young man by a policeman.  Duncan’s response to questions asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS came on the same day of the news that the FBI has started a civil rights investigation into the death of Zachary Hammond.  Duncan says he supports law enforcement, […]

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Floyd Bond

Floyd Clinton Bond, 75, of 145 Bond Road, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday from the chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GHS, Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC  29672.  Family members are at their homes. […]

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West Union tax increase

A water line is behind the decision to raise taxes in West Union.  Mayor Linda Oliver says town council last night agreed to raise the tax rate by 2.3 mills this year to generate money to help offset the cost of a replacement water line in the vicinity of Burns Mill Road.  The plan is to apply for a grant […]

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