Below $3 a gallon!

The average price in South Carolina for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $2.97. According to the motor club AAA Carolinas, that is eight cents lower than a week ago, and the downward trend is expected to continue. AAA’S Tiffany Wright says South Carolina motorists are paying 14 cents less per gallon than on the same day a year […]

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Be wary the remainder of the day!

A cloud formation above the Seneca area looked right for a tornado this morning, but Scott Krein says there were no confirmed reports of anything touching down. Still Oconee’s director of emergency management recommends everyone pay attention to the possibility for rapidly changing weather the rest of the day. Krein advises motorists to stay clear of flooded sections of the […]

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By law, still too early for campaign signs in Walhalla

  Walhalla regulates when and where political campaign signs are placed. And James Ashton told us today Walhalla’s ordinance falls in line with other such ordinances across the country. The city’s zoning administrator/code enforcement officer today read from the applicable sections of Walhalla’s sign law, amended four years ago: “Such signs for election candidates or ballot propositions shall be displayed […]

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Trial convened in General Sessions Court

A second trial is underway at the Oconee Courthouse. It’s a General Sessions Court trial in which the defendant, Steven Ranslow Allison of Westminster, is charged with distribution of meth third offense. County and state police officers testified this morning that the arrest of Allison was part of an operation in which law enforcement used a confidential informant to arrange […]

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Jay Talbert under cross-examination

The cross-examination of former Oconee airport consultant Jay Talbert continued this morning in the Common Pleas Court trial. Talbert is a principal of the company, Talbert and Bright, a co-defendant in the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County. Talbert took the stand yesterday as a witness for the defense. Defense lawyer Stephanie Burton told the trial judge, Lawton McIntosh, […]

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Precautions in place for juries’ safety

96.3/WGOG land remains under watches and warnings, and precautions are in place at the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla—where two jury trials are underway. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield announced this morning that in the event of severe weather, the Common Pleas and General Sessions juries will be evacuated from the courthouse third and fourth floors and moved into the courthouse […]

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Accident UPDATE

Motorists taking highway 28 from Walhalla and West Union this morning are being asked to avoid an accident scene that has blocked both Seneca-bound lanes of the highway.  The accident was reported at 7:15 this morning on 28 and West Union Road–not far from Poplar Springs Road bridge.  Reports from the scene indicate a moped involved and two people hurt. […]

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Clemson University recreation to be enhanced

Clemson University has received a $2.4 million gift to support student recreation areas and programs from David and Lynette Snow of Darien, Connecticut. The university’s outdoor recreation area on highway 93 in Oconee County will be named the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center. The university owns 20 thousand acres to the north and south of its main campus […]

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