Salem couple gets an extradited hearing

A judge has ordered an expedited hearing next week to allow lawyers for a Salem couple to argue for a restraining order against the NEXT charter school.  The couple is contesting the school’s decision to expel their son who was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct.  The parents want their son to be able to complete his course work at […]

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Fair-Oak event draws big crowd

“Math and Science Night” drew 350 people to the Fair-Oak Elementary School.  A recent top ten list of growing occupations revealed eight of those were “STEM” occupations.  Jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the Oconee School District, STEM is the future for the U-S and provides the best career options for local students.  

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Collaborative aimed to help alleviate nurse shortage

A nursing program is being expanded in Greenville—a collaborative that Greenville Health System and Clemson University see as a way to help meet the nursing shortage locally and across the country.  The plan is to increase over the next six years Clemson’s traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing degree program from 352 students to an anticipated 800 students.  According to […]

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DUI death plea sends Easley woman to prison

The office of 13th Circuit Solicitor in Pickens and Greenville counties announces that a judge has ordered a three-year prison term for an Easley woman who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence resulting in death.  Judge Letitia Verdin handed down a sentence that requires 20-year old Sydnee Adora Jones to serve three years, followed by three years’ probation and […]

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Marketing Seneca’s downtown

At their work meeting tonight, Seneca City Council takes up matters related to their downtown and their hopes for further re-vitalization.  The mayor and council will hear about a market study for the downtown, as well as a contractor’s bid for roof work at the recently-acquired former Hometown Grocery Store building.  The work session takes place at 6 at City […]

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Outdoorsmen victims of weekend vehicle break-ins

Hikers, campers, and kayakers were the victims of weekend thievery alongside the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  Oconee sheriff’s officers investigated a rash of vehicle break-ins in the vicinity of two popular spots:  Bull’s Sluice and Woodall Shoals.  Several pieces of outdoorsmen’s gear were stolen.  In a couple of instances, the thieves made off with car batteries and gasoline containers.  […]

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Volunteer soup kitchen staff stays busy

On average, “Dot’s Kitchen” in Westminster feeds lunch to between 65 and 75 people a day, in the volunteer effort to help eliminate that city’s hunger.  Now in year number seven, the soup kitchen counts between 16 thousand and 17 and a half thousand meals in each of the last three years.  Today the Walhalla Rotary Club gave Truman Holbrooks, soup kitchen […]

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Clifford Gordon Ray

Greer, SC — Clifford Gordon Ray, 55, husband of Evelyn Valentin Ray, of 101 Constantine Way, Greer, SC, went to be with the Lord, Friday, January 27, 2017.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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Walhalla storefront owner to open outdoor store

The owner of an empty Walhalla storefront will soon open a business that caters to the outdoor adventurer who is attracted by the natural resources—such as the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  Jared Ketterman says the soft opening for the outdoor store Twenty 8 West at 214 E. Main Street.  Ketterman tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “We are offering paddleboards, some minor […]

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Patricia Kendrick

  TOWNVILLE – Patricia Ann Moore Kendrick, 69, widow of late Noah William Kendrick, Jr., 703 Fairplay Road, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at her residence.  A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 […]

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