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Patrol cites driver in fatal bicycle accident

April 2, 2015

A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident yesterday near the Oconee Regional Airport received a ticket for driving too fast for conditions. The accident, around 6 o’clock yesterday morning occurred on the Shiloh Road, took the lif of bicycle rider Michael Lee, a…

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Supplies offers load management benefits

April 1, 2015

Westminster’s wholesale supplier for electricity is offering its member cities a load management program designed to save on the power bills that the cities and their retail customers pay. And this afternoon Westminster’s elected leadership is learning details about how DSM, or Demand Side Management, can lower the city’s costs of buying power, as well…

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Bicycle fatality was Seneca dentist

April 1, 2015

The bicyclist killed in a traffic accident early today in a rural part of Oconee County has been identified as a Seneca dentist. Dr. Michael Lee, 55 years old, lived on Seneca’s Sherwood Drive. Lee died when riding his bike toward Seneca on the Shiloh road in the vicinity of the airport when, according to…

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Fatal traffic accident near the airport

April 1, 2015

An accident this morning between Seneca and Clemson has taken the life of a bicyclist. Coroner Karl Addis says a 55-year old Seneca man died of traumatic injuries in an accident involving his bike and a motor vehicle. That accident was reported shortly after 6 this morning on the Shiloh Road at Harbin Acres Road—not…

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Wearing camouflage and snake boots

April 1, 2015

A Walhalla man in camouflage and wearing boots strong enough to protect against snake bites was a reminder of the calendar’s turn to a new month. No, not April Fool’s Day. Rather it’s the start of turkey hunting season today in South Carolina. Gobblers in the wilds are not safe. As the temperatures rise, hunters…

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Clemson doctoral student is a world traveler!

April 1, 2015

Clemson University doctoral student Christie Sampson frequently travels to remote regions of the world to reduce the conflict between humans and wild animals. Sampson has worked and conducted research throughout the United States on wolves and on humans and elephants in Sri Lanka and, most recently, in Myanmar. This month, her research on wildlife tracking…

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Sheriff hopes April will be the month

April 1, 2015

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is hopeful April will be the month that he is able to finish his investigation of the one-half million dollars worth of drug money that went missing from the Sheriff’s Office over a two-year period that began six years ago. By completing his investigation, which amounts to a new look at…

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Hipps death investigation at standstill

April 1, 2015

Six months afterward, law enforcement’s investigation of how a Clemson student fell to his death while on a run near the campus is at a standstill. And the circuit solicitor has announced that with all leads exhausted the Tucker Hipps’ death is now assigned to the unsolved crime unit of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. In…

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Light plane down

March 31, 2015
Light plane down

 A small plane, believed to be a light aircraft, has crashed into the woods near Walhalla not far from Just Aircraft on the Duck Pond Road.  From the scene, two injuries have been reported and medical helicopters have ordered to fly the injured to Greenville hospitals, according to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services. Late…

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Football coach departing?

March 31, 2015

Talk in Seneca is that the Bobcats are losing their head football coach, Gene Cathcart.  96.3/WGOG NEWS is being told that Principal Cliff Roberts and Steve Hanvey, assistant county superintendent, are at work on a news release to be issued by early tonight.

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  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 2, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
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