White-tailed deer on the roam!

A state deer biologist says white-tailed deer are constantly on the roam, and motorists across South Carolina should be constantly aware. “As the states’ human population increases and more people move to the country which increases commuting traffic, increases in deer-human encounters should be expected,” said Charles Ruth, DNR Deer/Turkey Program Coordinator. White-tailed deer are masters at evading predators, according […]

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Seneca restaurateur at the head of the Scott fan club

Costas Bakogiannis may live and work in Lindsey Graham country, but it’s South Carolina’s junior U-S senator whom Bakogiannis admires the most. The part owner of Seneca Family Restaurant, Bakogiannis made clear in a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview that he’s fond of 10-year Senator Graham, but it’s the first-year Senator Tim Scott for which he has much admiration. “I just love […]

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Homecoming this weekend at Clemson

Homecoming weekend starts at Clemson at 7 tonight with the annual Tigerama pep rally. Tonight’s theme is “Paw Prints in the Sand.” Tickets bought in advance are $8 for adults and $6 for students and children. At the door, they cost $10. All proceeds go to the Blue Key Tigerama Scholarship Fund. A free Tiger Tailgate begins at 5:30 on […]

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No fire found at Westminster school

School is in session this morning on regular schedule at West-Oak Middle School—in spite of the presence of fire fighters and their equipment. No fire occurred there. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, a caller apparently mistook the sight of steam from a heating and air conditioning unit as smoke. But steam was all it was. Out of precaution, […]

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Theft alert

Clemson and surrounding cities are experiencing a rash of thefts from motor vehicles and garage areas. The thieves have been targeting mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles. The Clemson police say the most recent thefts have occurred within the Maple Drive and Holly areas. The police say the arrests of two people Wednesday revealed them to be in possession of a stolen […]

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Lucas return date November 4

Oconee’s superintendent of education, Dr. Mike Lucas, says Monday, November 4 is the date he is marking on his calendar to return to work. Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, quotes Lucas as saying his recovery from a heart procedure early this month is going very well.  

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OC’s 911 backup in line for upgrade

By design, Seneca serves as backup to Oconee County’s 911 emergency system. And, if County Council says yes next week, Seneca Police Station equipment will get an upgrade. That upgrade, according to Oconee Communications Officer Travis Tilson, will enable the Seneca 911 center to receive text messages to 911. Seneca Police Chief John Covington says 911 phone calls made from […]

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Additional Sewer South/GCCP contract recommended

In front of Oconee County Council next week, there’ll be a request to authorize a contract for engineering services for the phase one development of Sewer South/Golden Corner Commerce Park. County staff recommends the contract for professional engineering services go to URS Corporation of Greenville in the amount of $176,500. Earlier this month, the council approved a Columbia area company […]

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Public input invited for Streetscape

Walhalla invites questions, comments and suggestions for Streetscape. And you can make them directly to one of the companies involved in the project. Representatives of Seamon Whiteside will greet the public at 124 E. Main Street, Walhalla between noon and 5 p-m Tuesday, October 8. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, it’ll be a drop-in type format and you can […]

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In Westminster, to build or not to build?

For decades, Westminster’s recreation program has provided fun and competition for thousands of youngster—professional sports stars Andy Lee and Jared Burton, among them. But like a lot of towns, Westminster has begun to think about the future. The city council met last night apparently to discuss ideas. “The feeling right now is that we may need to enlarge our facilities […]

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