Saturday’s victim was Sandra Faye Dickson

The victim in Saturday night’s pedestrian and vehicle accident in Oakway was Sandra Faye Dickson. Coroner Karl Addis identified the 63-year old Dickson as the woman killed by an SUV headed west on South Carolina 24. According to the highway patrol the vehicle involved, a 2012 GMC, was driven by Westminster resident Joshua Allen Cox. Neither Cox nor three passengers […]

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Motorcycle wreck proves fatal

A Sunday evening motorcycle accident near Seneca proved fatal to its operator—a 38-year old man. Coroner Karl Addis said the victim, Martinze Oneal Buchanan, went into cardiac arrest and died in the emergency room at the hospital an hour later. The 9-1-1 system was activated at 6:17 last night for the accident near 335 Rochester Highway—not far from Buchanan’s home. […]

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Mother’s Day weekend tragedies in Oconee

A 63-year old woman lost her life last night in an SUV-pedestrian accident near her Oakway home. Coroner Karl Addis says he will release the name of the deceased this afternoon. She was killed on South Carolina 24 near the 182 intersection shortly after 9 o’clock. Addis says it appears the woman was walking to her home after retrieving mail […]

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3,200 students graduate today!

In three ceremonies today, Clemson University graduates 3,200 students. In the first ceremony this morning, first-year President James Clements challenged graduates and everyone else to make a difference. The morning ceremony included the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science, with 561 students receiving degrees; and Engineering and Science, with 900. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Nine Tech students are Michelin scholars

When Michelin announced in 2012 it would build a new Earthmover tire plant in Anderson County, Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck challenged his team to hire as many local maintenance technicians as possible. The company opened its 800 thousand square foot facility last year and exceeded its goal with 90% local hires. They included nine Tri-County Technical College students […]

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Car leaves 188 at curve

An accident late last night in the Bountyland Community of Seneca temporarily closed a rail line and stopped traffic on South Carolina 188 near the traffic light intersection. According to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, a car failed to make the curve on 188 approaching the traffic lights and struck a glancing blow to the railroad sign and then spun […]

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Head-on crash near the twin bridges

An Anderson County accident that involved a car and a truck sent one driver to the hospital. State troopers say yesterday afternoon’s accident on highway 24 near the twin bridges was a head-on crash that injured truck driver Harley Dylan Suttles, 19-year old Anderson resident. Suttles required a medical flight to AnMed Health Center. According to Lance Corp. Bill Rhyne […]

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Drug suspect arrested while sitting in barber’s chair

Seneca police officers arrested a 49-year old man as he sat yesterday in a chair inside a W. N. 1st Street barber’s shop. Fountain Inn resident Antron Dendorick Earle was charged with distribution of crack cocaine on both January 23 and 30. In each instance, the arrest affidavits allege that Earle distributed crack cocaine to undercover operatives working on behalf […]

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Rising 7th graders must have Tdap

All students entering the seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough.) A spokeswoman for Oconee public schools says if students received their shot after the age of 7, they then need to submit records to verify that. Schools require a South Carolina certificate of immunization and those […]

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