76-year old was pedestrian fatality

An elderly Seneca man, on the way to a medical appointment, was the victim this morning of a truck-pedestrian accident on 123—the main highway artery between Seneca and Clemson. Coroner Karl Addis said the accident that took the life of pedestrian Franklin G. Hester occurred in the west bound lanes of the highway. Hester was 76 years old. Addis said […]

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Fatal accident leaves road closures

This morning’s fatal traffic accident on 123 near Clemson has left road closures, and motorists headed in the vicinity of 123 and Davis Creek Road are being encouraged by Oconee Emergency Services to avoid the area for the time being. The accident, around 6 this morning, is believed to have involved a pedestrian. There are no other confirmed details at […]

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Clemson seeks volunteers

Clemson seeks volunteers to fill seats on the city’s boards and commissions. The city invites residents to apply for openings on the board of zoning appeals, the planning commission, the board of architectural review and the arts and culture commission. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Government offices to follow holiday schedule

City and county government offices will follow a Christmas holiday schedule. Sanitation pickup normally scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday in Walhalla will take place instead on Friday. Oconee County government offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All solid waste facilities are open today, but are closed on Wednesday and Thursday. The county’s public libraries are closed for the […]

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Accident near Clemson

State troopers report a section of 123 on the Oconee County side of Clemson is blocked to traffic this morning. According to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, a pedestrian accident has occurred not far from the traffic light intersection of 123 and Davis Creek Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Teenager arrested

A teenager has been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The arrest of Dahryus Alexander-Noel Coward took place Friday morning. Deputies pursued the case against the 17-year old Coward after an incident December 15 on a Westminster school bus in which the teenager allegedly committed a sexual battery by […]

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Asphalt and roof scammers

Asphalt and roofing scammers have arrived in Oconee County. Sheriff Crenshaw was notified today that the scammers are offering very low prices on sealing or paving driveways and then, after using sub-standard materials, demanding higher prices when the work is completed. “We urge homeowners to call the Sheriff’s Office and not engage in any type of work with these companies,” […]

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No equivocating about the roads

The worsening condition of South Carolina roads has begun to create a reputation that causes embarrassment to the state. Worse is the predicament faced by its motorists who have begun to treat the state’s roads and highways like obstacle courses when it comes to missing a pothole. Seneca’s Bill Sandifer and other state lawmakers are getting the message. On Friday […]

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Boil water advisory lifted

A boil water advisory was lifted today for residents of a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County. The advisory was ordered Friday for sections of Foxwood Hills, as the result of the break the day before of an 8-inch water line. Affected water customers may resume using their service as normal. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Gas pump price dips below $2 dollars

A sign at a Greenville gas pump over the weekend read $1.99 for regular. The motor club AAA says those driving to Christmas/New Year’s destinations are encountering the lowest gas prices since 2009. South Carolinians are currently paying 79 cents less for a gallon of gas than they were a year ago. And gas prices in South Carolina are 32 […]

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