Arrest alleges chop shop operation

Oconee sheriff’s officers went to work last month to put a stop to a chop shop being operated near Westminster.  That investigation led to an arrest Friday of a 47-year old man.  Verline Dewayne Whitfield is accused in three arrest warrants of operating a chop chop and removing or falsifying a vehicle identification number on two motorcycles at his property—-238 […]

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Big doings for the American Legion

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  The Walhalla American Legion held ground breaking last month at its new post home at 225 Kenneth Street in Walhalla.  On a rainy afternoon, the legionnaires, reported a crowd of more than 100.  Spokesman Jerry Dyar said, “Our post already has a set of plans for the building designed by McKibben Architects of Seneca and we’re finalizing our site engineering plans […]

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Council to take up economic development matter

Details for a code-named project have yet to be released, but tomorrow the Oconee County Council is to take up a purchase option agreement for what’s referred to as “Project Endurance.”  Just the mention of those two words—Project Endurance—-brought a smile Friday when mentioned by 101.7/WGOG NEWS      to one member of the board of directors of the Oconee Economic […]

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Gerta Luna Wheeler

Gerta Luna Wheeler, 88, of 949 Avondale Drive, Seneca died Saturday at GHS Cottingham House.  She was the widow of James Wheeler.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Tuesday at Davenport Funeral home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made […]

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Main Street fire hydrants to find a new home

Workers on the Walhalla Streetscape are turning their attention to installing fire hydrants in the new Main Street center islands.  From the middle of Main, in the event of a fire downtown, fire fighters will be able to connect hoses on the islands to fight a fire on either side of the street.  Other work planned today by the contractor […]

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Street closed

A section of a street in Clemson has been closed.  The city on Friday announced the shut down of a part of Brook Street where it connects with Ripple View Drive.  According to Clemson, there are safety concerns for a failing stormwater pipe under Brook Street.

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Clemson University “building for the future”

Clemson people have been heard to lament that their city and university are losing some of their small town appeal.  But the second-year university president defends the major building projects underway, saying they represent building for the future.  “If you’ve been to the campus lately, you’ve seen a lot of dirt being moved, a lot of cranes,” Clements said Friday.  […]

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