Arrests made charging unlawful neglect

Since the Labor Day weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers report four arrests—charging unlawful neglect of children. Two of those arrested, Eva Karey Hudson and Christopher Warren Vissage, turned themselves in this morning at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. Two other county residents, Steven A. Broach and Lisa Renee Reynolds, were also booked into jail last Friday and Sunday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Opposition emerges to November vote

Ahead of this November’s countywide vote on raising the sales tax opposition has begun to emerge. It arose this morning at 96.3/WGOG in the form of a Tamassee community resident who plans to vote no to the 1-cent sales tax question and hopes enough other voters also vote no. He’s Ward Fetrow, and he can be heard during Sunday’s ‘Community […]

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Lights of Hope announces charities

This holiday season there will be another drive-thru light show in Anderson that offers views of creative displays and decorative lighting. And today the Lights of Hope announces this year’s charities who are being selected to benefit from proceeds in exchange for a commitment to put in volunteer hours in setting up and taking down the displays. Among the non-profit […]

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Scott Parris to make presentation

Surveys and water samples are being made at Lake Keowee, as the early part of a project for a new Walhalla water treatment plant. And Scott Parris, the city utilities director, is headed to Greenville later this month to speak about the project. Parris will talk about his city’s plans for a new water source during a meeting of the […]

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Fire near Walhalla

Fire took a heavy toll this morning to what apparently was an un-occupied mobile home near Walhalla.  From the scene, Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department gave the location as 816 Adam Sullivan Road.  He says an investigation will started to determine what caused that rural mobile home to burn. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Goats to chew down unwanted vegetation

Clemson researchers and campus facilities managers have teamed up to rid a section of unwanted vegetation along a creek near the Lightsey Bridge apartments. They are employing goats which are being fenced in along a section of Hunnicutt Creek to feed on the invasive weeds along the creek bank and upland area—clearing the way for native plants. The goats will […]

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A businessman’s success story

At the annual Westminster Rotary Club luncheonm tomorrow, organizer will present an examploe of a successful agri-tourism business, and everyone is invited to hear Ed Land’s story of his Chattooga Belle Farm.  Tickets are still available by calling the Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 647-5316.  The luncheon takes place at 1 o’clock in the social hall of the Westminster Baptist […]

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Scrap plastics recycler bound for Oconee

A realtor says a scrap plastics recycler intends to move to Oconee County. Realtor Justin Mann says the planned move by the company was an agenda item this week for the Oconee County Council. There’s speculation the company will move from Anderson to a warehouse building on highway 123—west of the South Carolina 11 interchange and employ 25 people. Mann […]

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A story clarified

Here’s a clarification of a 96.3/WGOG NEWS story on the 2014 tax levy, as considered this week by Oconee County Council.  We reported that Auditor Ken Nix recommended a one mill increase in thec 2014 levy.  Nix told council that based on current assessments it would be necessary for the council to raise taxes by one mill to fund the […]

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Tom Hendricks appointed

Liberty resident Tom Hendricks is one of two Pickens County residents who have been appointed to the governing board at Tri-County Technical College. A long-time government worker, Hendricks retired as an Oconee County administrator. Governor Haley appointed both Hendricks and Dr. Valerie Ramsey of Easley to terms on the Tech Commission that expire in July 2017. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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