“Firewise” meeting at Devil’s Fork State Park

  The tragedies late last year at Pinnacle Mountain and Gatlinburg remain fresh on the mind.  And that has prompted the group Friends of Jocassee to host a meeting to help the community learn more about protecting their homes and property from wildfire.  Another feature of the meeting will be information on how controlled burns can help.  Everyone is invited […]

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Elma Suttles

  Seneca – Elma Carter Suttles, 97, of 3001 Criswell Drive, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at her residence. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Full Gospel Temple, 10099 Wells Hwy., Seneca, SC, with Rev. Ted Edgar officiating. Burial will follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The body will lie in state at the […]

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Students learn principals of air density

A research project by seventh grade science classes at Seneca Middle School taught students the principles of air density.  The freezing temps following the recent snowfall gave students the chance to launch homemade air balloons made of panels of colorful tissue paper.  Teachers Eddie Chavis and Deborah Bellflower supervised the burner, fueled by small tanks of propane gas which inserted […]

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New Sumatran orangutan can be seen on exhibit

Kumar, the Greenville Zoo’s new male Sumatran orangutan, has completed his quarantine period and has been making appearances on exhibit to explore his new home and enjoy the mild weather. Female Lana has also completed her quarantine period but is taking longer to settle into her new surroundings, so she will be transitioned into the exhibit a little more slowly. […]

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Duke’s 2016 property tax bill is satisfied

When you are Oconee County it’s nice to have Duke Energy in the neighborhood!  The electric utility satisfied its 2016 tax bill covering its massive property holdings in Oconee with a pair of electronic wire transfers received during the last two weeks by the office of County Treasurer Greg Nowell.  Those payments amount to $30.7 million dollars, two-thirds of which […]

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New mobile health clinic to frequent Walhalla

  Clemson University will bring a new mobile health clinic to Walhalla to serve a dual purpose.  The facility, described by Mayor Edwards as state-of-the-art, will serve Walhallans and those surrounding the city with health screenings given by Clemson students who are training to be nurses and nurse practitioners.  The mobile health clinic will set up on the property set […]

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Two charged in 2016 shoplifting crimes

Two people have been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with shoplifting during October and December incidents at the Wal-Mart.  An arrest warrant accuses Feather Lace Crowe Key of Walhalla with taking a GPS December 10.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Key was placed into custody last Friday during a traffic stop conducted by the Westminster police.  A […]

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Two men arrested in crime investigation near Salem

Two men were arrested Sunday at a crime scene near Salem.  After receiving a call about the theft of utility services, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested Knoxville, Tennessee resident Shane Patrick Sullivan on the charge of possession of a car stolen in Anderson County. A second man, Tamassee resident Randy Lee Cantrell, was arrested on outstanding warrant charges after a […]

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Walhalla holds water plant discussionn privately

  Walhalla is under the gun from the state to have its new water plant ready by the summer of 2019.  For the purpose of a contract matter, the city’s elected leaders convened an executive session with representatives of its design and construction companies.  And Scott Parris, the utilities director, indicated to 101.7/WGOG NEWS he will know more by today […]

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