Pickens County man convicted

A jury in Pickens County has convicted a Central man of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree. Judge Clifton Newman handed down a 30-year sentence to Vernon Glen Evans which means the 51-year old Evans will be required to serve 25 and half years before becoming eligible for parole. The victim in the case was among the trial’s […]

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Seneca principal wins statewide honor

Seneca High Principal Cliff Roberts received the 2015 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year this afternoon in a ceremony at his school. Roberts knew he had been nominated for the award, but winning it was something kept secret from him until today’s ceremony. Making the official announcement was the state’s superintendent-elect Molly Spearman, in her capacity as president […]

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Oconee General Sessions today

In Oconee General Sessions Court today, a trial date was set in the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette, a Westminster man charged with the murder of James Evan Tyner. The 21-year old Tyner was found dead at Blackjack Road and Mount Pleasant Road of a gun shot wound to the neck. In another case, Judge Alex Macaulay sentenced Millard […]

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Fire damages Oconee tractor

Fire caused heavy damage today to an Oconee County tractor, valued at $65 thousand dollars. The fire broke out at the county landfill near Seneca. No one was hurt but, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, the fire apparently was caused by a hose failure that sent combustible hydraulic fluid into the engine compartment. King says it appears the […]

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Holidays are a time for cheer, not a visit to the ER

Flu transmission rates typically increase around the holidays because of travel and crowds. You can take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe this season—especially in light of the CDC warning about the flu vaccine not being as effective as expected against this year’s strain. Sue Boeker, infection preventionist at Greenville Health System, can be heard on 96.3/WGOG NEWS […]

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Zoning change sought in Westminster

An application for a zoning change is on the table tonight in Westminster. The code compliance and development coordinator, Tamy Sanford says the Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a zoning amendment for property at 207 N. Isundega Street. The hearing begins at 6 at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee supports harbor expansion

The seat of Oconee County government in Walhalla sits about as far away from the South Carolina coast as any  spot in the Palmetto State. But when it comes to commerce, the county leaders recognize the need to deepen the Charleston harbor. This week Oconee County Council approved a resolution to support deepening the harbor and shipping channel to allow […]

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South Carolina lawmakers decry new Cuba policy

South Carolina’s federal lawmakers are reacting with distaste to President Obama’s move to normalize relations with the island nation Cuba. Among those saying he has major problems with the President’s overture is Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan, who is the incoming chairman of a House Foreign Relations subcommittee. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Need health insurance?

For those in need of signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Oconee Democrats are offering help. According to Rosellen Aleguire, party chairwoman, the enrollment period is open now until February 15. Aleguire says members of her party are acting as certified ACA counselors. You may call 877/803-7608. You can also sign up […]

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Rotarians to hear message of hope, love and truth

At their meeting today, Seneca Rotarians are to hear from children’s advocate Abong Fankam, who investigated cases of child abuse and neglect as a social worker in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Fankam, born and reared in Cameroon, West Africa, was named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s 50 most influential women in 2014—the first time a native African has won that […]

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