Hearing in Brookshire versus Community 1st Bank

A judge said today he’ll be “hard-pressed” at the pre-trial level to throw out the claim filed by a Hilton Head Island woman against the Oconee County-based Community First Bank. Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh made the comment to attorneys as a hearing came to a close at the Oconee Courthouse. However, McIntosh held off issuing his ruling. The judge […]

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Neighbor charged with burglarizing home

A 46-year old Oconee County man has been arrested and charged by the Sheriff’s Office with twice burglarizing the home of a neighbor. The Sheriff’s Office reported the weekend arrest of Donald Jay Davis charged with larceny and burglary second and third degree at a neighbor’s home—a home for sale on Beth Lane between Seneca and Clemson. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Trees coming down!

Walhalla began to tear down its Bradford pear trees that line a four-block area of Main Street downtown.  The tree-cutting began this morning on Main near Ann Street in front of the Walhalla Steak House.  It’s the first visible sign that Streetscape is starting. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Emails made available to County Council

As instructed by Oconee County Council, the office of County Administrator Scott Moulder has made available to the five council members unredacted emails that specifically relate to a lawsuit that challenged the county’s agriculture residential zoning classification. Moulder told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning those emails, in binder form, were made available to the council members before the start of last […]

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Library trustees meet tonight!

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the board of Oconee County library trustees takes place tonight, and everyone is invited to be present for topics that will include changes to library policies and planning for the future. The trustees’ meeting takes place at 5:30 at the Seneca Library at 300 E. S. 2nd Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Heavy fire damage to Seneca home

Seneca Fire Department assesses heavy damage to a home this morning near the 123 By-Pass. But all five occupants at 718 Evelyn Drive are OK, and all fire fighters have been accounted for. Chris Cartee, spokesman for the department, said it’s too early to ascribe a cause for this morning’s 2 o’clock hour fire, but an investigation is underway. By […]

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Campuswide dialogue on race and diversity

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University kicked-off events for the second half of its year long series “Race and the University” with a dialogue about the events that unfolded last summer and fall in Ferguson, Missouri. This spring’s schedule includes conversations aimed at a campuswide dialogue about race and diversity at Clemson—past, present and future. A […]

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Trees to be toppled Monday

 The director of Walhalla Public Works, James Moore, has chosen Monday as the day to begin the removal of the downtown Bradford Pear trees. According to Nancy Goehle, the tree-cutting on Main Street, between Ann and Tugaloo, will begin on the Ann Street side and start with the trees causing the most trouble. That’s a reference to the trees that […]

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History buff recalls “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman

When Seneca’s Lowell Ross went to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970, he took a keen interest in all that preceded him. And that included researching a 19th century governor whose legacy is an issue today. Benjamin Tillman was known for a lot of things—for his term as governor and his part in establishing Clemson University as an […]

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