Should three chambers become one?

In Oconee County, there are chambers of commerce in the three largest towns.  In Seneca, it’s the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  And there are the Walhalla and Westminster chambers of commerce.  But is 2016 the time that chamber leaders decide to create one true chamber of commerce serving interests countywide?  Vanessa Penton of Walhalla says a proposal to accomplish that […]

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee

  A Westminster area disturbance last week landed a Pickens County man in the Oconee jail, charged with four offenses including the charge of attempted murder.  Law enforcement authorities identify the arrested man as Frederick Scott Parrington of Liberty.  Deputies confiscated a knife and believe a Thursday incident escalated when a knife was swung at a person at an address […]

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Third arrest in 2015 theft

  A third arrest has been made in a theft case seven months ago in Fair Play.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the third man arrested and charged was David Ronald Revels Jr. The third defendant in the case is charged with grand larceny.  Revels is 41 years old and displays addresses in both Seneca and Greer.  The theft […]

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The social aspect of lake communities

A professional in the field of human study will speak tomorrow in Oconee about lake communities.  Dr. Mike Coggeshall, Professor of Anthropology at Clemson University, will talk about the social aspect of lake communities at 6:30 at Duke Energy’s World of Energy.  As part of the Oconee Public Library’s current series “Land Before The Water,” Coggeshall will discuss the social […]

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Seneca personnel moves

For the first time, Seneca’s top museum official has gone on the payroll of city government.  Joel Seavey, Clerk-Treasurer, has confirmed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS that Dr. John Martin was added to the city’s payroll as a part-time employee March 15.  Martin, the museum director/chief curator, previously donated his services for a period of about five years or longer.  In another […]

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Fire hydrant tests

Walhalla will test its fire hydrants during the month of May.  The tests will be carried out across the Walhalla water district from Monday, May 2 to Tuesday, May 31.  They may leave some discolored water for a short time.  But the city promises the water will be safe to drink.  Check the water before starting the laundry. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Special exception sought tonight

The developer for a proposed new Dollar General store in Oconee County has new plans.  And those plans are to be aired during a public hearing tonight in Walhalla.  A county official says the application for a pair of special exceptions this time proposes an alternate location—-on Ebenezer Road next to Yupper’s store and restaurant.  Late last year the county […]

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Darin Everett Pearson

Charlotte, NC—Darin Everett Pearson, 35, son of Shirley Ann Ramey Pifer of Walhalla, SC and the late Everett Pearson, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at CHS University Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Luke United Methodist Church of Walhalla with burial to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The […]

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Thomas Edward McKinney Jr.

West Union, SC— Thomas “Tommy” Edward McKinney, Jr., 67, husband of Shirley Anne Robinett of 900 Doubloom Street, West Union, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2016, at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church. Burial will take place at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Wrens […]

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Arrest made in sex crime investigation

  A 53-year old man has been arrested in Seneca in an investigation that started with a claim by a 13-year old girl that she had been touched inappropriately and shown pornographic movies.  The police announced the arrest of Stephen Anthony Taylor of E. Crescent Drive, charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree and disseminating obscene material to […]

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