Graham lands four committee assignments

In the new Republican-controlled U-S Senate, Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham has landed four committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Those committees are Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. Graham said, “These committees will allow South Carolina a voice on policies impacting national security, the budget, and legal issues and provide us the capacity to ensure tax dollars are spent […]

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Clemson official gets statewide post

The problem-plagued South Carolina Department of Social Services will draw its next leader from Clemson University. Governor Nikki Haley yesterday announced the appointment of Susan Alford as the next DSS director. Since 2007, Alford has directed the Girls Center at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Previously, she served in leadership positions with the state Department of Juvenile Justice. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Accident north of Walhalla

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. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee included in Act 98 projects

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 Oconee. They include $1 million […]

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Highway Patrol arrests four on drug charges

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 accuse the following four individuals: […]

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Clemson supports growth of state agribusiness

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 programming with input from the […]

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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 committing suicide as the result […]

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Scott awaits seat on Senate Finance Committee

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. Scott also retains his assignments […]

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Four hikers safe after lengthy search

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 along the Foothills Trail, they […]

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George Allgood was part of the WGOG family

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 imaginable—from announcer to news director […]

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