Headliners added for Duncan’s BBQ

Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Lindsey Graham have been added to the headliners who will attend the annual Faith and Freedom BBQ, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Duncan. The featured speaker will be Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Everyone is invited to attend the event Monday, August 25 at the Anderson Civic Center. The cost is $25 a person, $40 a […]

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Theft near Salem

A flatbed truck, along with a riding lawn mower, was stolen Wednesday night near Salem. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime that occurred across n. highway 11 from a convenience store. The thieves also took heavy duty wire and batteries. The truck is a gray 1980s model Chevy flatbed, worth $2 thousand dollars. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca businessman charged with food stamp fraud

A Seneca businessman has been arrested as part of a police undercover operation alleging food stamp fraud. Law enforcement records show Jonathan Carter Redmond, owner of Redmond Boys Produce, arrested yesterday and charged with fraudulent acquisition or use of food stamps. According to the police incident report, a wired confidential informant working for the Seneca police went to Redmond Boys […]

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Homicide victim in Clemson

A 52-year old man is a homicide victim in Clemson. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identifies the victim as James Cherry and said the incident occurred Wednesday evening at 212 Summey Street. The Clemson police are investigating. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A sign of radio times!

 The familiar flashing red light atop the tower behind WGOG studios is no more. In fact, the tower is no more. The 250-foot tower, which ceased transmitting an AM signal in 2008, was dismantled yesterday. WGOG AM left the airwaves six years ago. The station owners sold the AM to a Puerto Rican businessman whose format was Latino religious with […]

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Video will catch drivers who break school bus law

Video cameras may now record evidence of motorists who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina. And, as was pointed out during a Greenville news conference today, the authority comes from changes to the law. State Senator Thomas Alexander says the stories he is hearing about the extent to which the school bus stop law is being violated […]

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Expanded pre-kindergarten program

Parents of Oconee 4-year olds are finding out this week if there’s room in the county school district’s expanded program this year for pre-kindergarten. Schools cannot accept every student who went through screening. Nevertheless, Oconee expects to accommodate as many as 320 of the county’s 4-year olds. “We’re very excited about that,” says Ginger Hopkins, assistant superintendent for instruction. Additional […]

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Walhallan arrested in club burglary

A 30-year old Walhalla man has been arrested on multiple charges from a burglary this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club in Oconee County’s Bountyland Community. The Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of third degree burglary, grand larceny and giving false information to a law enforcement officer against Joseph Ryan Jones of Kenneth Street. Jones was arrested yesterday afternoon. […]

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Funding source for museum project

A committee of the Seneca City Council recommends a funding source for the project to build the city’s African-American history museum. At a meeting this morning, the finance committee recommended the use of up to $600 thousand of Light and Water funds to build the Bertha Strickland Museum on the block between S. 1st and 2nd streets behind the city’s […]

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Filing opens for non-partisan seats

Local filing remains open for three sets of seats in the November General Election, but the deadlines to run are next week. At last report, three people were in the fold to seek a pair of seats on Oconee County School Board. The deadline to run is noon Monday. Meantime, the office of Oconee Elections is accepting candidates for both […]

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