William Odell Watkins

  Westminster, SC— William Odell Watkins, 84, husband of Maybell Roach Watkins of 299 Johnson St., Apt 132, Westminster, SC, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at his home. The family will receive friends Saturday May 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Davenport Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM in […]

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Two EPA grants in Pickens County

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the selection of 5 new grant investments totaling $2,147,000 to 5 communities in South Carolina, two which are in Pickens County. Recipients will each receive approximately $200,000 – $820,000 in funding toward EPA cooperative agreements. The Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants target communities that are underserved and economically disadvantaged, including […]

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West Union accident UPDATE

For a short time late this morning, one lane of SC 11 was blocked by a two-car accident. The accident occurred where traffic enters 11 from the Ingle’s side of the highway.  According to information received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS, the accident involved two cars but no serious injuries resulted. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Inmates scoop up litter

Under the direction of sheriff’s officer Brandon Meadows, Oconee prisoners have been cleaning dump sites and picking up litter across the county.  More than one thousand pounds of litters were removed from dump sites and 27 bags of trash were taken from from a stretch of highway 28 from near the Walhalla city limit to the Poplar Springs Bridge.  The […]

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Humane Society fundraiser next week

The guests who have tickets to a Keowee Key luncheon next week are going to hear from an author about the book published this month.  Karen White, author of “Flight Patterns,” will speak during Wednesday’s fundraising luncheon at the activity center at the Keowee Country Club.  The book has been described as a tale about family relationships and their secrets, […]

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Policeman identifies objects used in assault

A police officer in Seneca told the city’s judge that multiple objects were used to strike a woman in a home on the 900 block of E. S. 2nd Street.  The crime is alleged to have occurred early Thursday morning and the victim underwent treatment in the hospital emergency department.  According to law enforcement authorities, Courtney Catrease Mayes was arrested […]

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Oconeean joins the Furman Board of Trustees

Two men with Oconee County connections are being welcomed to the board of trustees at Furman University.  They are Salem resident Carl Kohrt and former Seneca resident Merl Code.  Kohrt spent 29 years as an executive with Eastman Kodak and served as interim Furman president in 2013-14.  Code is an attorney who grew up in Seneca where he was a […]

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April’s unemployment picture

Oconee and Pickens counties finished April with identical 5.2% jobless rates.  Neighboring Anderson recorded a little less than 5% of its workforce out of work but looking to be re-employed.  The statewide unemployment rate stood at 5.8% while nationally it was 5%.  The April numbers show 1,847 members of the county’s workforce on the sideline.  But 33,650 are gainfully employed.  […]

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Rain moves event indoors

Rain has moved inside tonight’s annual Relay for Life at Seneca.  The event moves from the Gignilliat outdoor field into the Gignilliat Community Center.  All of the previously planned activities will take place.  Tonight’s Relay for Life takes place from 6:30 to midnight. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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