Westminster man rode bike across the U-S

A Westminster man went looking for America and found it—-on an across-the-country bicycle ride which he recently completed.  Dan Schmiedt posted pictures and a journal of a trip that crossed the U-S from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  All of that pedaling allowed him to accomplish a goal of losing weight.  Perhaps, more important it let him focus on sceneries […]

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Mary Hosea

  Seneca – Mary Ruth Garrison Hosea, 86, widow of the late Herbert J. Hosea, of 707 S Depot Street, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Cecil A. and Willard B. Garrison. A funeral service will be held 11:30 Saturday, July 16, […]

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A $1.7M return to county road building

A vote by the Oconee County Council next week could send the county back into the business of paving roads.  The council agenda for Tuesday night contains a recommendation that the county award the job of road paving to Hubbard Paving and Grading of Walhalla, in the amount of $1.6 million dollars.  A recommended 10% contingency amount could increase the […]

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Don’t Waste Food S.C.

South Carolina government agencies are getting behind a campaign to reduce the number one item thrown away in the state: wasted food. One out of six people struggle with hunger in the United States, yet food waste is the largest component being sent to landfills and accounted for 21 percent (35.2 million tons) of the nation’s waste in 2013. South […]

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Anderson woman is national GOP delegate

Anderson resident Susan Aiken is packing her bags for Cleveland, Ohio for next week’s Republican National Convention  As a delegate from South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District Aiken, like delegates from across the district, is committed to voting for Donald Trump to gain the GOP nomination for President—and that’s despite the fact that Marco Rubio was her first choice.  But she […]

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Campus landmark in its final days?

The life of a Clemson University landmark may soon come to an end.  A committee report calling for the demolition of the Clemson House, which sits on a perch above the main campus, is on the agenda of this morning’s meeting of the university board of trustees.  If the Clemson House is demolished, the demolition will be another change in […]

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Roger Worley

Roger Daniel “Danny” Worley, 58, husband of Susan Elaine Martin Worley, 469 Blackjack Road, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family is at their respective homes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cottingham Hospice House, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 […]

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Emergency calls in Seneca

Rescuers came to the aid of a worker who apparently encountered a medical problem at the bottom of a pit this morning at the Oconee wastewater treatment plant at Seneca. The man, identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS as a contract employee, was doing some cleaning at the bottom of the pit.  He was taken for medical treatment.  Police, fire, and other […]

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Georgia and South Carolina to collaborate on I-20 project

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley jointly announced a state partnership for an estimated $75 million project to replace the existing Interstate 20 bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, and to widen a portion of I-20. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell R. McMurry and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary […]

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Charles Ruff

Westminster – Charles Edward Ruff, 83, widower of the late Dorothy Elizabeth Porter Ruff, 312 Pump House Road, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at North Pointe Assisted Living in Anderson.  A private service will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1607 Toccoa Hwy, Westminster, SC 29693.  Condolences […]

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