Lightning inflicts damage

Friday night’s storm, packing thunder and lightning, caused heavy damage between Walhalla and Westminster. 963.WGOG NEWS has learned that seven prized cows were killed by a lightning strike at a farm off the Coffee Road. Those cows are estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. Lightning also caused damage to a cooling unit at Crossroads #2 Baptist Church near Westminster. […]

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Two criminal charges filed

A 25-year old Seneca man was jailed Saturday in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of a shooting off the Shiloh Road. Arrest reports list Jonathan Cole Bryson of Willow Creek Circle charged with assault and battery first degree and domestic violence second degree. A 19-year old Fair Play man has been identified as the victim of gun shot to the leg. […]

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Veterans relief effort benefits from fundraiser

Children enrolled this month in Vacation Bible School at a Westminster church raised $570 dollars for a veterans relief fund. The money was raised by the 101 children attending this year’s Vacation Bible School at Faith Baptist Church and turned over to the Oconee Veterans Affairs Office. Jenny Driver says the theme for this year’s class was “Bible Boot Camp—Armor […]

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“We’re open!”

As Main Street Streetscape work continues on the north side block between Tugaloo and College streets, some merchants there are anxious about the possibility they will lose business.  This sign lets people know that, in spite of the construction, the business is open and doing business!

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Office transition at Westminster

Charts showing Westminster financial accounts are being redone this week, and the transition means that City Hall is not accepting payments today and tomorrow—the last two days of the government year. City Hall is open for Westminster residents to transact other city business, but not accepting payments until Wednesday.

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Visitors flock to lakes and access areas

At the start of a hot summer, Oconee County lakes and access areas are filling up with visitors. Considering temperatures in the mid 90s, it’s a no-brainer. People are looking for a way to cool off and to enjoy the outdoors. Keowee Towne and Stamp Creek access areas are seeing larger crowds. Some boaters have been turned away at Fall […]

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Harbor deepening clears hurdle

A vote by a review board representing the Army Corps of Engineers approved the project to deepen the harbor at Charleston. And among those applauding that review board vote was Senator Lindsey Graham. According to the senator’s office, the vote advances the project one step closer to construction and sets in motion the completion of a report needed to proceed […]

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Tech debuts new program this fall

Over the last year, Dr. Ann Barnes worked on a new Pharmacy Technician program for Tri-County Technical College. That new program is ready for a launch this fall. For several years, a Pharmacy Technician certificate program was offered by the college. Last year a decision was made to offer it as a one-year diploma program through the Health Education Division. […]

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Weekend shooting near Seneca

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend shooting near Seneca. In the vicinity of 500 Shiloh Road, one person was wounded in the leg as two people met to exchange property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter fled. However, a deputy reported he saw the suspect. Deputies then located him at a family member’s home and he was […]

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