Oconee’s loss is Spartanburg’s gain

Formal announcement was made late this morning that Michelin North America, Inc. will build a distribution center in Spartanburg County. The development had been pursued for more than a year by Oconee County for its Golden Corner Commerce Park, but word came in February that Oconee had been eliminated from Michelin’s expansion plans.   For the Spartanburg area, the distribution center […]

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I-85 accident

An I-85 accident is believed to have shut down the southbound lanes in Anderson County. According to information received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS the accident shortly before 10 this morning involved a truck and a church van in the vicinity of exit 9.

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World Rabies Day is Wednesday

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) joins other health agencies on Wednesday to mark World Rabies Day.  The effort is aimed to end the deadly virus. To help increase awareness about the importance of rabies prevention, DHEC is hosting a social media photo contest featuring vaccinated pets and livestock. South Carolina residents can submit their photos for […]

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Fred Delano Brock

Walhalla, SC – Fred Delano Brock, Jr., 88, husband of the late Hazelene Oliver Brock, of 758 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, SC, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will […]

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Edna Sams

Mountain Rest, SC— Edna Inez Sorrells Collins Sams, 97, wife of the late John Engram Collins, Sr., and the late Roy Sams, of 298 Bauknight Road, Mountain Rest, SC passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will […]

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George John Stock Jr.

Seneca, SC— George John Stock, Jr, 68, husband of Susan Marie Stock, of 320 Sesame St., Walhalla, SC, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to: Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing […]

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Betty Powell White

Mountain Rest, SC—Betty Powell White, 82, wife of Carl White of 110 White Drive, Mountain Rest, SC passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 26, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 298 […]

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Tech’s Lee in charge of area’s TRIO program

Her mom worked in a factory and her dad was a janitor.  And Cindy Trimmier Lee, who grew up in Seneca, became the first member of her family to go to college.  Today Lee works at Tri-County Technical College where she manages the TRIO program–a federal program designed to help disadvantaged students reach college and stay there.  Lee works directly […]

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Road work this week

Road work continues this week on US 76 Clemson Hwy in Anderson County between LaFrance Rd. and Mechanic St in Pendleton. Men and equipment are working in a lane closure, milling the road to prepare for its paving . You are asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment. And, if possible, take alternate routes. Use caution […]

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