Admissions counselor killed in church shootings

As the world mourns for the nine victims in the Charleston church shootings, Southern Wesleyan University in Central mourns the lost of one of its employees and alumna. DePayne Doctor, admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan’s Charleston learning center, was in the Emmanuel AME Church and was among the shooting victims. University President Todd Voss was shocked to hear the news. […]

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Upper 130 re-opens to thru traffic

A late morning accident wound up blocking part of SC 130 north of Salem for about two and a half hours.  Two people were reported hurt in the accident at 130 and Gunn’s Way at 11 a-m.  96.3/WGOG NEWS learned that one of the two vehicles involved was a dump truck.  By 1:30 the police and the state patrol were […]

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Sheriff predicts taxpayers money to be saved

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says there is taxpayers’ money to be saved thru a deal approved this week to allow a Tennessee-based company to provide inmate health care at the new Detention Center. State law requires Oconee County to provide medical care for those who are incarcerated. Oconee County Council awarded a contract worth nearly $255 thousand to Southern Health Partners […]

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Solving the sewer needs of I-85 and Fair Play

Oconee has finished a 13-mile sewer line between the county’s treatment plant at Seneca and its Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. But Richard Blackwell says if it were to be even more ambitious, it could solve all other Fair Play and nearby I-85 sewer needs with $11.8 million. That’s the estimate for connecting the heart of Fair Play […]

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Have fun swimming, but remember safety

In his code enforcement job with Walhalla, James Ashton insists on compliance. But as the County Seat recorded three straight days of 96 degrees, Ashton is also concerned about swimming safety. He hopes everyone has fun frolicking in the water, but remember never swim unattended. When a swimmer gets a cramp, drownings occur in water in which the swimmer can […]

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A 25-year Walhalla career

Walhalla’s James Moore supervised the cutting down of the city’s Bradford Pear trees, but he’s not going to be around to see Streetscape in its final form. The long time director of Walhalla Public Works, James Moore, is retiring, effective June 30. Moore is considered an institution in Walhalla government. City Administrator Nancy Goehle says Moore joined the city June […]

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Suspected shoplifting turns into drug case

Two Oconee County women ran into trouble with the law in Toccoa, Georgia when a case of suspected shoplifting turned into a drug investigation by the police. The Toccoa Police Department responded Tuesday to a shoplifting complaint at the Wal-Mart store. The police arrested Kristin Hope Carter, 20-year old Westminster resident; and Tabatha Nell Pitch, 27-year old Seneca resident, on […]

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Drug charges placed against Easley driver near Salem

A car without tag lights at 2:30 in the morning near Salem attracted the attention of a sheriff’s deputy. And yesterday’s traffic stop on north highway 11 at Flat Shoals Road led to drug charges against a young driver. The Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance against 17-year old Easley resident Joshua […]

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Letter of support approved

Oconee County Council approved a letter of support this week for Tri-County Technical College’s plans for a new building on its main campus in Pendleton. The project to build a Tech Student Success Center is independent of ongoing efforts at securing a satellite campus in Oconee County. The letter of support is something which Tech may take later this year […]

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Discoloration in the City of Clemson’s drinking water

The City of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration in its drinking water and has issued the following ***PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE ANDERSON REGIONAL JOINT WATER SYSTEM*** “The water plant has detected color in the raw drinking water supply caused by increased levels of manganese and iron dissolved in the water. Manganese and iron are naturally occurring elements that […]

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