Police chief’s advice: lock all doors!

  Not even in small West Union is it safe these days to leave your doors unlocked.  Police Chief Charles Sanders says unscrupulous characters are looking to commit crimes of opportunity by turning doors handles at West Union homes and parked cars.  So, Sanders recommends, especially at holiday time, to keep all doors locked and to report any suspicious activity […]

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Sandifer’s strong words about two societal problems

A 22-year state lawmaker had strong words yesterday about two societal problems—one of which distinguishes South Carolina from other parts of the country.  Rep. Bill Sandifer, in front of the Seneca Rotary Club, said he and his colleagues in Columbia are embracing the need to reduce the state’s “horrible” rate of violence in the home place.  “We right now, in […]

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Early Christmas gift to Oconee’s free medical clinic

The federal government will send more than $50 million dollars for health centers in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the Federated State of Micronesia, and Oconee’s Rosa Clark Medical Clinic in Seneca is one of the beneficiaries.  An announcement yesterday by Sylvia Burrell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, means $812,500 for Rosa Clark.  Free community health centers, such as […]

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Bank Board with money to spend, invites requests

The Oconee Conservation Bank Board, now infused with more than $600 thousand dollars thanks to Duke Energy, is willing to do business.  The Bank Board is now soliciting statements of interest and applications for funding from interested Oconeeans who wish to conserve their property from future development.  Forms are available by contacting the Clerk to Council at 718-1023 or thru the Oconee […]

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Hart, Davis and McCall to take the oath of office

The new-look Oconee County Council will be official on the night of Tuesday, January 3.  At 5:30 that evening Magistrate Will Derrick will administer the oath of office to councilmen-elect Glenn Hart of District Five and Julian Davis of District Four.  District Two’s Wayne McCall is to be sworn in as a re-elected incumbent.  The public is invited.  The council’s […]

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Oconee County traffic accident

Emergency responders were busy yesterday with a car accident near Westminster on the Dr. John’s Road in which a car overturned near Barrett’s Way and three people were hurt. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services gave 101.7/WGOG NEWS these details:  “The wreck occurred around 4:15 yesterday afternoon on Dr. John’s road near Barrett Way.  Single vehicle with three occupants.  One […]

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James “Jeff” Fredrick Rees, Jr.

Seneca — James “Jeff” Fredrick Rees, Jr., 75, husband of the late Darlene Merritt Rees of 152 Stephens Farm Road passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 17, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Saturday, […]

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Boater class Monday at Clemson

Boating is fun, but dangerous if those at the controls lack the necessary skills to navigate water.  A boater education class takes place Monday at the Clemson DNR Office from 9 to 3.  In South Carolina, all resident and non-resident boaters under 16 must successfully finish a course that is approved by the Department of Natural Resources before operating a […]

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Clemson holds December graduation ceremonies

Clemson University awarded approximately 1,300 degrees today at graduation ceremonies in the refurbished Littlejohn Coliseum. The degrees included 1,028 bachelors and 255 masters. In a hooding ceremony Wednesday, 60 doctoral students received their Ph.Ds. Clemson President James Clements expressed his hope that the graduates got everything they expected and more from their time at Clemson – academic and otherwise.  

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