College tech career program takes strides

In two years Tri-County’s Technical Career Pathways (TCP) program has grown from seven students in one district to 166 students from all seven area school districts.  The program gives students a head start on college, allowing them to complete an associate degree in a technical program within one year of full-time study after high school.   Amanda Blanton, director of high […]

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Good Samaritans take quick action

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Until emergency responders arrived, the action of bystanders is said to have helped save two people from a burning car in the Oakway-South Union area of Oconee County.  Yesterday afternoon’s fire burned a Kia automobile that hit a tree on the Blackjack Road near Choestoea Road.  The car flipped, but those who stopped to help were able to right the […]

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Mandarin spoken during Westminster meeting

  The most-widely-spoken Chinese language was briefly spoken during this week’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club.  And one of those speakers of Mandarin was a West-Oak High School sophomore, Maddy Lee.  Her fluency in Mandarin is likely to help her next year when she becomes a Rotary Club exchange student in Taiwan.         VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday

Many people will lose an hour of sleep this weekend when Daylight Saving Time returns.  DST takes effect Sunday, and many people prefer to get ready for it by turning their clocks ahead one hour before they go to bed on Saturday night.  But in this technological gizmo world we live in, many of our timepieces automatically change with the […]

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Builder pays fine for violations in Clemson

A state “DHEC” document shows that a Pennsylvania-based homebuilder paid a fine and corrected violations at a Clemson home construction project.  Although a $16 thousand dollar penalty paid by the Rex Corporation of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania has been satisfied by the company, the item is part of a long agenda today for the governing board of the Department of Health and […]

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Campus police make burglary and robbery arrests

  Police at Clemson University have arrested two Pickens County men on charges of second-degree burglary and strong-arm robbery.  The university announcement states that Sunset residents Jared Michael Burdette and Clayton Scott Allen Vanden Berg are accused of entering an apartment Saturday afternoon at Lightsey Bridge Apartments on campus and forcibly taking a wallet and other items from the occupant.  […]

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Lives saved near Westminster

A public safety source tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS that a pair of bystanders deserves the credit for saving two lives yesterday afternoon near Westminster.  A car overturned and caught fire on the Blackjack Road at Choestoea Road.  The bystanders are said to have rolled the car back onto its wheels and were able to extricate a married couple from that car. […]

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Addis running for a seventh term

Walhalla’s Karl Addis bids this year for a seventh term as coroner of Oconee County.  Addis yesterday made his official announcement that he will file for another four years as a candidate to run in the South Carolina Republican Primary in June.  Addis takes his job seriously.  He’s a registered medico-legal death investigator having obtained the training required by the […]

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