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Tragic crash near Seneca UPDATE – Names Released

September 7, 2014

A combination of cars and pickup trucks crashed around 7:15 last night at a traffic light intersection near Seneca. Authorities report the deaths of two people—the driver and a passenger in a Mazda sedan. Coroner Karl Addis says the two deceased were 28 year old Michele Wright Silvers and 29 year old  Joshua Adam Silvers,…

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Fatalities near Seneca tonight

September 6, 2014

Authorities say as many as five vehicles crashed early tonight at an intersection near Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis says two people have died in the accident, but the identities of those who died awaiting the notfication of next of kin.  The accident is believed to have occurred in the intersection of 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep…

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Spate of unlawful neglect charges and arrests

September 5, 2014

South Carolina DSS has taken custody of a two year old boy in Mountain Rest. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the arrest of a 27-year old Westminster woman, accused of unlawful neglect of a child. A deputy June 19 went to a Chattooga Ridge Road address to investigate suspected drug activity. According…

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Airport director to retire

September 5, 2014

After nine years on the job, Kevin Short is retiring as director of the Oconee Regional Airport. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Short’s job was posted on the county level, but the period for applications has now closed and the applications are in the hands of Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator. Short retired as…

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It’s a day for parades

September 5, 2014

It’s a day for parades today in two area towns. The annual Apple Festival Parade will make its way through Westminster at 4:30 this afternoon—from its starting point at the First Baptist Church to First Citizens Bank downtown. In Clemson, it’s time for the First Friday Parade, to mark the beginning of another season of…

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Voter registration effort

September 5, 2014

The Clemson Area League of Women Voters is among hundreds of organizations across the country celebrating the National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23. The one-day effort is held before voter registration deadlines. In the tri-county area, the Clemson LWV plans to register students and anyone else on the Clemson campus outside the Cooper…

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Bill Sandifer talks road improvements

September 5, 2014

Oconee’s senior member of the state House of Representatives likes Governor Nikki Haley’s idea for getting South Carolina out of its pickle with roads and highway work—at least short-term. Bill Sandifer, Seneca Republican, says he’d like to see increases in revenue as forecast by the state’s Board of Economic Advisers to be applied to the…

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Apple delights

September 5, 2014

Here are results in the annual baking contest at the South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster: Suzanne Earle’s entry won first place in the adult category. Amber Carter was second and Carol O’Kelley third. In the youth category, Junior Duncan captured first place. Jarred Duncan was second and Addy Donald third.

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New rules cover shoreline work

September 5, 2014

So many Lake Keowee homeowners turned out for an open house event last evening that Duke Energy opened a satellite parking lot to help handle the parking. Duke sponsored a four-hour event to acquaint the public with new shoreline management rules. Duke’s Brett Garrison said it was a chance to help spread the word about…

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On the eve of the Tigers’ home opener

September 5, 2014

Watch for traffic and numbers of people to pick up today in Clemson, on the eve of the Tigers’ season opener tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 5:30 this afternoon, College Avenue will be closed to traffic from N. Clemson Avenue to South Carolina 93 for the First Friday Parade. The police say traffic will be diverted…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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