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Accident north of Walhalla

December 15, 2014

A noon hour accident is creating traffic backup on SC 28, just north of Walhalla.  A large vehicle appears to have been involved and motorists, if possible, would be wise to avoid the area of 28/the Highlands Highway in the vicinity of Rocky Knoll Baptist Church.

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Oconee included in Act 98 projects

December 15, 2014

Oconee County bridge construction and road re-surfacing work projects help make for an addition to the 2105 Act 98 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program. The statewide program is being increased by an additional $40 million—the result of Act 98 revenues exceeding initial projections. Projects, worth more than $3 milllion dollars, are in the pipeline for…

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Highway Patrol arrests four on drug charges

December 15, 2014

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested four men on drug charges over the weekend in Oconee County. The arrests are believed to have been made at exit 3 on the interstate. This morning a magistrate set bonds for each of the four, who remained in detention at the county Law Enforcement Center. The charges filed…

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Clemson supports growth of state agribusiness

December 15, 2014

Clemson University plans to expand its support of startup and existing agribusiness in South Carolina. Clemson President James Clements made the announcement at the recent annual meeting of the South Carolina Farm Bureau. Clements says Clemson also is expanding its research programs to maximize farm profits while reducing environmental impact and continues to align its…

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22 white crosses

December 15, 2014
22 white crosses

 A new public awareness campaign has been initiated in Oconee County by members of the Walhalla Garden Club to draw attention to what is a national problem. Jerry Dyar, county veterans’ affairs officer, says the movement, which originated earlier this year in the Midwest, calls national attention to the fact that 22 veterans daily are…

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Scott awaits seat on Senate Finance Committee

December 15, 2014

South Carolina U-S senator Tim Scott of Charleston awaits a seat on the Senate Finance Committee. And, effective with the start of the 114th Congress, Scott becomes the first South Carolinian to sit on the committee since Senator James Hammond in 1861. The committee jurisdiction includes banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, and urban development.…

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Four hikers safe after lengthy search

December 15, 2014

Four hikers are safe after a three and a half hour search last night of some of OconeeCounty’s most rugged terrain.  Two adults and two children became overdue and Oconee rescue crews mobilized a search starting at 6:30 last night to the Burrell’s Ford area of the ChattoogaRiver.  As the rescuers deployed into an area…

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George Allgood was part of the WGOG family

December 15, 2014

A memorial service for George Allgood of Walhalla takes place at 11 Wednesday morning at New Hope Baptist Church. The family receives friends after the service. George, who died Saturday, was retired, after having worked as vice president and station manager for WSNW and formerly with WGOG. Here, at WGOG, he filled nearly every role…

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Clarifying story

December 13, 2014

Here’s a clarification on our earlier story which named Sam Carver the new director of the OconeeRegionalAirport.  Carver’s most recent job in the field of airport work was at Slidell, Louisiana until 2011.  Our story indicated Carver is a Slidell resident.  In actuality, he is a resident of nearby Gulfport, Mississippi and it is there…

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Customer who exited store is suspected shoplifter

December 13, 2014

Oconee deputies say a Wal-Mart customer who left the store without stopping to pay is a suspected shoplifter.  The Sheriff’s Office would like the public’s help with information that’ll lead to the arrest of a white female who pushed a cart past all points of sale shortly before 7:30 Thursday night at Seneca’s Wal-Mart.  According…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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