Developer dismissed as defendant in civil case

One of the defendants in a civil lawsuit alleging negligence at an apartment complex near Clemson University has been dismissed from the case.  An order signed this week by 10th Circuit Judge Scott Sprouse dismisses realtor/developer Tom Winkopp as one of four defendants named in a suit filed for Theodore Padussis, a Maryland resident, who lived at the High Pointe […]

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Mega Millions drawing

With no winner, the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $415 million for today’s draw.  According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, it has been almost three years since Mega Million has reached the $415 million mark.  In last night’s drawing, South Carolinians won prizes ranging from $1 dollar to $5 thousand.  To win the jackpot, however, a South Carolinian had […]

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Pickens beekeeper wins Farmer of the Year

A beekeeper from Pickens, Kerry Owen, has been named the 2016 South Carolina Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year.  The honor for Owen is considered by a Clemson Extension agent as a sign of South Carolina’s agricultural diversity.  Owen has been a beekeeper for 17 years and raises honeybees on 26 farms.  He credits the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service […]

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Murder defendant loses fight against extradition

A Greenwood man has lost his fight against extradition and finds himself held in the Oconee Detention Center, where he is to await trial on a charge of murder last year near Seneca.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces that Dw’Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell was transferred to the county jail Wednesday from the Mecklenburg County jail in North Carolina.  The Oconee Sheriff’s […]

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Too early to set Solicitor’s staff

  David Wagner says it’s too early for him to decide who will staff the offices of Oconee and Anderson Solicitor.  Wagner is coming off a decisive win in a two-county vote Tuesday to send him into the top prosecutor’s position in the 10th Circuit.  Wagner reminded 101.7/WGOG NEWS that though he faces no ballot opposition in this year’s General […]

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DHEC advice to reduce the risk of rabies

State health authorities say the stray cat which bit a woman last week at West Union and tested positive for rabies is the third animal from Oconee County to test positive so far in 2016.  And it leads to this advice from Sandra Craig of the “DHEC” Bureau of Environmental Services:  “To reduce the risk of getting rabies, we recommend […]

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Southern corn rust found in South Carolina

Southern corn rust has been found in South Carolina and growers are advised to spray fungicides to protect yields.  An Extension Service specialist says the rust was found Monday just south of Jackson above the Savannah River.  Southern corn rust is caused by a fungus, and wind carries rust spores from field to field.  Dave Gunter, grain specialist, said he […]

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NEXT School to contact students and parents

  Those who filled out an enrollment survey to express interest in the new school planned in Salem can expect a contact soon from those organizing the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge.  The newly-named principal of the charter school, Joe Greenberg, says the parents of those who filled out surveys will be asked to sign their children up for the […]

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Road work to impact bus route

Road construction on Old Central Road in Pickens County will cause the disruption to one of the routes of Clemson Area Transit.  Starting Tuesday, “CAT’s” Red Route will deviate and go only as far as The Orchards Apt. Complex.  There it will turn around and head back.  As the road construction progresses, CATbus will provide daily updates on its social […]

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