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Traffic light intersection in Seneca

September 24, 2014

A traffic light intersection accident is under investigation in Seneca. It happened shortly after 7:45 this morning at 123 and Lindsay Road. According to Capt. Robert Tribble, there were no apparent eyewitnesses to the accident, other than the drivers involved. One of them, the driver of a Honda Civic, was sent to the hospital with…

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Absentee Precinct to open next week

September 24, 2014

In advance of the November General Election, the Oconee Absentee Precinct will open at 8:30 Wednesday morning, October 1 and remain open Monday through Friday 8:30 a-m to 5 p-m until Monday, November 3—the day before the election. The office of Oconee Voter Registration and Elections on S. Pine Street in Walhalla on October 1…

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Bagwell defends chamber-related votes

September 24, 2014

One Walhalla councilman abstained from the vote to allow a Main Street craft beer tasting event. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Oktoberfest supporters wish that a second Walhalla councilman would have abstained, also. But that second councilman, Tjay Bagwell, defends his part in two votes during last week’s city council meeting. The votes allow the…

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Westminster combines two bonds into one

September 24, 2014

Westminster leaders are on their way to combining two utility revenue bonds into one. City Administrator Jeff Lord told the mayor and council last night that refinancing the debt will help create funds to pull off three additional projects: Cobb Bridge Road, highway 76 waterline, and Hampton Street sewer line.

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Changes ahead on two Westminster streets

September 24, 2014

Westminster City Council gave first reading last night to an ordinance lowering the speed limit to 15 miles an hour on two city-owned streets: Ann Davis Street and Willow Road. And Ann Davis will become a one-way street. City Administrator Jeff Lord said the request to lower the speed limit came from the police and…

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City leaders meet Eric Brown

September 24, 2014

Westminster’s newest policeman is Eric Brown. And last night Chief Dean Awalt introduced Brown to the mayor and city council. Awalt said he became familiar with Brown while the two worked for the Seneca Police Department. Brown has other law enforcement experience working for a sheriff’s office in Florida.

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Clemson University issues suspension

September 24, 2014

Clemson University officials have suspended all social and new-member initiation activities of 24 fraternities in the wake of several recent reports of violations of the law or student conduct code. “It is especially prudent to suspend fraternity activities given the tragic death of Tucker Hipps. There have been a high number of reports of serious…

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Hazing not involved, so far

September 24, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has responded to speculation and what he calls innuendo, especially on social media, whether hazing played a part in Tucker Hipps’ death.  Crenshaw yesterday afternoon made this statement:  “So far, there has been no indication in the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office investigation that hazing played a part….Once again, the investigation is…

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Student died of head injury

September 24, 2014

The autopsy showed that Clemson student Tucker Hipps died Monday of a head injury. And Coroner Karl Addis said the head injury to the 19-year old from Piedmont was “consistent with an unsupported fall.” Addis said this about the injury: “…it is consistent with him falling from one of the spans which is approximately 20…

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Seneca High’s Bergey is a Commended Student

September 23, 2014

Seneca High student Melissa Bergey is a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to Principal Cliff Roberts, commended students such as Melissa placed among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship QualifyingTest in 2013. She gets…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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