Spate of unlawful neglect charges and arrests

South Carolina DSS has taken custody of a two year old boy in Mountain Rest. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the arrest of a 27-year old Westminster woman, accused of unlawful neglect of a child. A deputy June 19 went to a Chattooga Ridge Road address to investigate suspected drug activity. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a […]

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Airport director to retire

After nine years on the job, Kevin Short is retiring as director of the Oconee Regional Airport. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Short’s job was posted on the county level, but the period for applications has now closed and the applications are in the hands of Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator. Short retired as an Air Force major in […]

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It’s a day for parades

It’s a day for parades today in two area towns. The annual Apple Festival Parade will make its way through Westminster at 4:30 this afternoon—from its starting point at the First Baptist Church to First Citizens Bank downtown. In Clemson, it’s time for the First Friday Parade, to mark the beginning of another season of Tiger home football games. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Voter registration effort

The Clemson Area League of Women Voters is among hundreds of organizations across the country celebrating the National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23. The one-day effort is held before voter registration deadlines. In the tri-county area, the Clemson LWV plans to register students and anyone else on the Clemson campus outside the Cooper Library from 11 a-m to […]

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Bill Sandifer talks road improvements

Oconee’s senior member of the state House of Representatives likes Governor Nikki Haley’s idea for getting South Carolina out of its pickle with roads and highway work—at least short-term. Bill Sandifer, Seneca Republican, says he’d like to see increases in revenue as forecast by the state’s Board of Economic Advisers to be applied to the Department of Transportation. Longer term, […]

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Apple delights

Here are results in the annual baking contest at the South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster: Suzanne Earle’s entry won first place in the adult category. Amber Carter was second and Carol O’Kelley third. In the youth category, Junior Duncan captured first place. Jarred Duncan was second and Addy Donald third. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New rules cover shoreline work

So many Lake Keowee homeowners turned out for an open house event last evening that Duke Energy opened a satellite parking lot to help handle the parking. Duke sponsored a four-hour event to acquaint the public with new shoreline management rules. Duke’s Brett Garrison said it was a chance to help spread the word about the new shoreline management rules […]

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On the eve of the Tigers’ home opener

Watch for traffic and numbers of people to pick up today in Clemson, on the eve of the Tigers’ season opener tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 5:30 this afternoon, College Avenue will be closed to traffic from N. Clemson Avenue to South Carolina 93 for the First Friday Parade. The police say traffic will be diverted onto N. Clemson to allow […]

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Fire in Seneca home

A late afternoon home fire in Seneca’s Thomas Heights subdivision. Fire Chief Jan Oliver said fire was found inside the bathroom of the home at 209 Thomas Heights Circl, not far from Lindsay Road. There appeared to be no one hurt and at least one of two people who live in the home is said to have made it outside […]

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Hospital security guard arrested

A 36-year old man who worked as a security guard at the Oconee Medical Center was arrested today and charged with stealing money at the hospital. According to the Sheriff’s Office, William Zachariah Poole was charged with grand larceny in the theft of $2,900 dollars. A deputy quoted a hospital worker as saying that a patient lost $2,900 in $100 […]

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