Anderson man arrested in child porn case

An Anderson man has been arrested on child pornography charges—as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The arrest of Kenny Allen Swaney was announced this afternoon by Attorney General Alan Wilson. According to Wilson’s office, the task force received a referral from investigators at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office that […]

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New bridges on the way for Oconee and Pickens

The first contract to build South Carolina bridges using ACT 98 funding has been awarded. Oconee and Pickens are to receive the first four bridges. Christy Hall, deputy secretary for DOT Engineering, says timber pile bridges will be replaced with pre-cast concrete bridges in Oconee County on Bountyland Road (S-135) over tributary to Richland Creek. The other new bridges are […]

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Brazen shoplifters strike Wal-Mart

Two female shoppers at the Seneca Wal-Mart pushed a buggy full of merchandise past all points of sale and exited the store without paying. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, last Friday’s case of shoplifting at 7:52 in the morning and deprived the store of around at least $75 dollars worth of goods. If you have information about what happened, you […]

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Political signs to disappear soon

Take a spin almost anywhere in Oconee and chances are you’ll still see several roadside political signs—nine days after the primary election. And many of them are signs for candidates who’ve either won election or who have lost and do not figure in next week’s runoff elections. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that those signs are about to disappear. Those who […]

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Remember, there are second votes next week!

The 2014 political season, so far, has been one for poor voter turnouts. A second primary election vote next week shapes up to be no different as the political parties offer a total of only three contests to choose among for the Oconee electorate. The ballot for Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election pits Tom Thompson and Shelia Gallagher to be that […]

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Practicing for the real thing!

Oconee Emergency Services reserved the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool this morning for a practice session. Grahl Haney, deputy director, says each year the personnel are put to test on their skills for water rescue and diving. It’s part of an all-day exercise. After their morning swim, the divers and the rescuers will for an afternoon on lake training. According to […]

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Powell holds onto hope

The Walhalla corner of Main and S. Church may no longer lend itself to a boutique hotel and restaurant, but John Powell still has hopes for the old building. He expressed the hope this morning that someone will come along and save the day for the old courthouse, which eventually could wind up demolished. Powell says he and his partner […]

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Zoning votes tonight in Clemson

Action items are on the agenda tonight of the board of zoning appeals in Clemson. The board will consider a variance to permit on-street parking in front of a home at 139 Folger Street and a special exception to allow four parcels of property zoned R-20 to be used for religious use. The meeting takes place at 6 at City […]

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Clemson beauty lands dream internship

Ali Rogers, Clemson communications studies major and first runner-up in last year’s Miss America Pageant, has landed an internship with the new College Football Playoff and will move next month to Dallas, Texas. In the 10-month paid internship, Rogers will assist the communications office of College Football Playoff. Among her responsibilities will be assembling news clips each day, compiling analytics, […]

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Gearing up for hospital agreement

An Oconee Medical Center official says, during an executive session meeting Monday, the board of directors will review the agreement to bring the hospital under the umbrella of the Greenville Hospital System. But Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says a vote is not anticipated. Kome said, “We will have a separate meeting to vote on the agreement….It should take […]

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