Arrest made in theft at Walhalla trailer home

  The Walhalla police have arrested a 28-year old woman in a theft in March at a trailer home near the middle school.  The police identify the arrested woman—Amy Mechelle Duggan—as one of two suspects in the investigation of a theft on Happy Hollow Drive near SC 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.  Duggan is charged with burglary second degree and petty […]

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Letter carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” drive May 14

With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and postal workers, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 14.  Last year’s drive collected more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food that was left in bags next to patrons’ mailboxes.  In South Carolina last year, collections of more than 490 […]

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Former Westminster man pushes for state anthem

A former Westminster resident, now living in Rock Hill, is behind an effort to create an official anthem for South Carolina.  Kevin Gray says he has taken the state’s motto, “While I Breathe, I Hope,” and composed a musical piece.  Gray says two Rock Hill state lawmakers, John King and Gary Simrill, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives […]

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Jail visitor charged with indecent exposure

An affidavit to a warrant charges a Walhalla woman with indecent exposure at the Oconee jail.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, there’s a video from April 27 of Aimee Marie James (Shook) inside the visitation room, exposing a breast when requested by an inmate.  An investigator obtained a warrant and the woman was arrested yesterday. In South Carolina, the penalty […]

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A 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction

  An official of the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce in Seneca says  101.7/WGOG’s story on the possibility of three chambers of commerce becoming one contained an error.  Ed Halbig said, “We are not looking for an executive director at this time.  Instead, we are discussing the chambers coming together. The article gives the impression that we have a position […]

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Fatal incident near Seneca

A 57 year-old Seneca man died last evening after a “zero turn” lawn mower he was operating overturned in a ditch.  This incident occurred near Seneca adjacent to Radisson Road and the Price Farm Road intersection.  Coroner Karl Addis said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  This incident occurred shortly before 5:00 pm; the incident was discovered by […]

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Sheriff enlists help to fight litter

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has enlisted the help of Keep Oconee Beautiful’s “Kobie the Bear” mascot in the fight against the crime of litter.  And this afternoon Crenshaw announced a social App, through which members of the public can anonymously report litter with the expectation that his office’s environmental services deputy will see to it that the litter is removed within […]

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Poultry growers question the fairness

  Two poultry growers are questioning the fairness of a capacity, (impact) fee that Pioneer Rural Water District charges.  Stacy Foster and Don Burns spoke yesterday at a meeting ofPioneer’s board of directors.  The capacity fee has been charged since 2008, but Foster recommended Pioneer do more to educate everyone about the fee and why it’s necessary.  At yesterday’s meeting, […]

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Meet Padgett Johnson!

One Walhalla Rotarian says a talk given Monday by the high school’s new football coach was well received.  And now the general public has the chance to meet and talk with Padgett Johnson and find out what he has in store for the Razorback football program in 2016 and in the future.  A meet Padgett Johnson night takes place at […]

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Chamber sees strength in numbers

A chamber of commerce leader says the office vacancy in Seneca has given traction to an old idea for which the time may finally be right.  That is, one chamber of commerce serving all of Oconee County.  The Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce, which covers the Seneca area, is looking for a new executive director.  And there’s talk that whoever […]

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