Plans set for the 2017 AgriBiz and Farm Expo

Get ready to learn where your food and fiber comes from at the 2017 South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo in the Florence Civic Center Jan. 11-12. Hosted by leaders in the South Carolina agricultural industry, the Expo is an event representing all aspects of agriculture both large and small. Admission is $5 per person. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with […]

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Boyce Donald

  Seneca – Boyce Alford Donald, 90, widower of the late Sue Helen McCarley Donald, 1004 Friendship Road, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at Oconee Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm, Thursday, December 22, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial […]

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Walhalla rifle team advances to national competition

The J-ROTC rifle team from Walhalla High School Razorback JROTC  placed second December 9-10 in Lexington, NC during the 4th Brigade Best of the Best J-ROTC Championships. Only the top 20 teams in a five state area qualified to compete. Walhalla team members are Elizabeth Cobb, Carter Duke, Jessica Elder, Lakyn Tippett, Halie Cobb, Nicholas Hightower, and Matthew Smith. Winning […]

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A Christmas gift for developers Witter and Markovich

For two developers, there’s something beneath the Christmas tree this year for them to unwrap and contemplate what could be. Builder Tom Markovich tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS that he and his partner, Herb Witter—the two of them pursuing plans for a Walhalla hotel–“We now have preliminary drawings. They still need some refining but the concept is in place. We will be […]

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Not a big fan of the Electoral College is broadcaster Bohannon

In South Carolina yesterday nine individuals convened in Columbia to cast their state’s Electoral College votes for the Trump-Pence ticket.  As in states across the country, the outcome was expected as the Donald Trump ticket breezed to victory–even though there were protests.  Off mic in South Carolina some shouting could be heard in the distance.  A national radio announcer and […]

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Oconee’s stretch of I-85 and human trafficking

Practically a midpoint between Atlanta and Charlotte, Oconee County’s four-mile stretch of I-85 is apt to be the scene of human trafficking.  And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw wants the county to be pro-active.  Human trafficking affects all walks of life in the United States and victims can be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, visa holders and undocumented workers.  The victims will […]

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Sheriff’s Office makes drug case

Pseudoephedrine is a recognized decongestant, but also an ingredient to make methamphetamine.  And an attempt to buy pseudoephedrine above the legal limit has landed one Oconeean in trouble with the law.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest early yesterday of Thomas Lee Lanning of the Johnny Cox Road, Westminster.     A narcotics agent began to investigate December 1 and determined […]

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No Seneca New Year’s Eve bash

The City of Seneca has decided there will be no New Year’s Eve party on Ramcat Alley, but 2017 might be different.  A request to close off the one-block downtown street to vehicle traffic and allow for a large screen TV display was debated during city council’s last meeting. But yesterday the city released this statement:  “Because of the late […]

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Evelyn Brown

  Westminster – Mary Evelyn Blackwell Brown, 63, widow of the late Doyle Hurlet Brown, 408 S Hampton Street, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home. The […]

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Councilwoman seeks change in electric power contract

Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey wants change in her city’s wholesale power arrangements with a consortium of cities to allow Westminster retail customers to use energy generated by alternative sources.  And as part of Ramey’s quest to lower power bills, she wants resarch done on “associated block grants.”  The item is on the agenda tomorrow of the city council, whose meeting […]

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