Charlotte man killed in Oconee accident

A 62-year old contract worker at the Oconee Nuclear Station was killed in an OconeeCounty traffic accident yesterday that closed parts of South Carolina 130 near Seneca for several hours.  Coroner Karl Addis said Nick Lester Seagle, a 62-year old Charlotte, North Carolina resident, died at the scene.  The highway patrol identified Seagle’s pickup truck as traveling toward Seneca when […]

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Scroll of honor adds Great War veteran

  The Scroll of Honor at Clemson University, made up of  alumni who died on active military service, recently added its 485th name. Carlos Golightly Harris was added to the scroll following a vetting process by the Clemson Corps. Harris died in 1926 of complications from wounds suffered during World War 1. He was a Spartanburg native and member of the […]

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Avoid accident scene

South Carolina 130 in the vicinity of the scene of this morning’s fatal accident apparently will remain closed to traffic as the investigation continues into that accident.  One responder says one person died.  A second person was extricated and flown for medical treatment.  Coroner Karl Addis said the fatal victim in the two-car accident was a Duke Energy worker–aa 62-year […]

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Update on accident at treatment plant

A worker hurt this morning at the Seneca water plant construction site was flown to a Greenville hospital, and one city official says, “We’re praying and hoping for the best.” Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, identified the injured worker as an employee of a subcontractor involved in the treatment plant renovation project. Faires says the worker was hurt in an accident […]

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Fatal traffic accident

State troopers have confirmed one person dead in a traffic accident this morning on South Carolina 130 near Seneca.  The accident near Lakeshore Drive tied up traffic both ways fore more than hour, according to callers to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Serious accident

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned of a serious accident this morning on two-lane South Carolina 130.  State troopers report the accident involves injuries in the vicinity of Keowee Lakeshore Drive.  The accident reported just before 6:30 this morning. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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County Council takes a swing at the issues

Two major issues before Oconee County Council were tabled last night. The council referred a third issue to one of its standing committees. But not before lengthy consideration of one of the more divisive issues at county level in several months. The council held off a final vote on an ordinance to cover county workers engaged in official duty who […]

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Bailes winner in vote count

A Walhallan synonymous with service to his town is headed back to City Hall. The unofficial result of the special city council seat election gave Lamar Bailes 97 votes and his, Chris Grant, 69 votes, as announced last night to 96.3/WGOG NEWS by Flo Riley of the Oconee Registration and Election Commission. Bailes is a former mayor, a former councilman, […]

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Steps to protect from the cold

National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for South Carolina. With parts of the state expected to feel record low temperatures, property owners are encouraged to protect themselves against weather-related disasters. South Carolina typically sees an increase in home fires around the start of winter. According to the Insurance Services Office, the average homeowner’s insurance claim for water damage […]

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