House votes to remove flag

“We continue to heal, as one people and one state.”  That from a statement early this morning from Governor Nikki Haley.  She spoke after the House of Representatives voted just after 1 o’clock this morning to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds in Columbia.  Haley said, “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can […]

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Hiker falls 25 feet

Rescuers employed several ropes to lift a fallen hiker to safety yesterday near Long Creek.  A young Charleston female had fallen 25 feet to the lower falls at BrasstownFalls.  In all, it took more than two hours to lift the girl to safety and an eventual trip to the hospital for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.. EMS and […]

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Westminster arrests

Westminster police are reporting arrests. Chief Dean Awalt said five people were charged yesterday in a drug roundup investigation that stretched back six months. The police also arrested a woman in their investigation of a home burglary on Anderson Avenue.

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Parole denied!

From Columbia 96.3/WGOG NEWS has received word that state authorities have once again denied parole for Ronald Sheppard, the former HomeGold executive. The action was taken by the board of the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Among those opposing parole was State Attorney General Alan Wilson. The collapse more than 10 years ago of Pickens-based Carolina Investors, a […]

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Walhalla gets a boost to its Streetscape budget

Walhalla can expect a second batch of state highway money to help the city pay for Streetscape.  Officials have told 96.3/WGOG NEWS the CTC, the County Transportation Committee in recent weeks approved a second, $500 thousand allotment—although the city administrator says City Hall awaits an official notification.  Should it materialize or when it materializes, Nancy Goehle says, the $500 thousand […]

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Graham irked by inaction against ISIL

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about the Obama Administration’s counter-ISIL strategy during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  Graham says, “Terrorist groups like ISIL are rich and growing while President Obama runs out the clock on his time in office,”    

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Three-minute test this morning!

The public alert notification sirens will sound during a regular scheduled test this morning at approximately 11:50.  The purpose is to ensure that the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station work properly.  Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate.  In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal to tune to a local radio or […]

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Leaving it to the County Council

Oconee’s planning commissioners are deferring to the County Council just how loud is too loud.  The commissioners focused much of their meeting last night on decibel levels and how they should apply to the county’s noise law, but the exact levels are something they’ll leave to the county’s governing board.  However, they did agree on several recommendations for tweaking the […]

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Councilman senses a need

A Walhalla councilman sensed a need and decided today to do something about it.  That’s why David Underwood showed up some Main Street shops to get a feel for how Streetscape work is affecting business.  In at least one Underwood took notes.  The councilman said Walhalla needs to have someone stay in close contact with the businesses who are being […]

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Seneca committee to meet!

Seneca leaders will hear tomorrow about projects underway by their city’s Light and Water Plant.  And Bob Faires, utilities director, says there will be a request for funds to complete work on the LoweryBuilding on N. 2nd Street.  The council’s Light and Water Committee meets at 3 tomorrow at City Hall.  

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