A 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction

Here is a 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction.  The hot dogs provided during the grand opening at the Westminster Pool were courtesy of the city’s volunteer recreation committee.  The popsicles were provided by the Holly Springs Baptist Church.  We regret the error.

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4-H leaders honor Clementa Pinckney

High school sophomores and juniors across South Carolina are at Clemson University this week for a leadership conference named for the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney. The 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference began yesterday, a little more than a year after Pinckney and eight fellow churchgoers were killed June 17, 2015, during a Bible study group meeting at Mother Emanuel AME […]

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Tracking mosquito-borne illnesses

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control requests the public’s help to track the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. DHEC monitors mosquito-borne disease activity in mosquitoes, humans, birds, horses and other related animals to provide early detection and determine the need for local mosquito-control response and public education. As part of this ongoing effort, DHEC tracks West Nile virus in […]

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Red Cross workers deploy to disasters

American Red Cross volunteers from South Carolina are responding to two massive disasters in the East and West, helping people who have lost everything to the raging wildfires in California and the devastating flooding in West Virginia. Sixteen volunteers are deployed outside of South Carolina, including three who are still assisting in Texas from the Memorial Day Weekend flooding. “Our […]

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“Oh, it’s nice–nice and cool”

  In spite of 90-degree temperatures, the water in an in-ground swimming pool in Westminster felt just fine on Saturday—whether you were an adult or a child.  Saturday marked the opening of the city’s municipal swimming pool.  And Mayor Brian Ramey is hopeful that the crowd that took advantage of a free day of swimming and free hot dogs will […]

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Meagen Alexander

West Union – Meagen Cassidy Webb Alexander, 25, wife of Aaron Nathaniel Alexander, of 260 Taylor Road, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Alexander Family Cemetery in Salem. The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 […]

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Water respite from the heat!

There’s free swimming this afternoon, courtesy of Westminster.  The city has set aside today as the grand opening of the municipal pool.  The pool is located off Lucky Street.  From 5 to 8 this eveing there will be hot dogs and snow cones.  All Westminster residnets are urged to turn out to celebrate and support their pool.

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Walhalla budget hearing

If you have an opinion on what Walhalla should spend to operate another year of city government, you can convey your opinion or question directly to the mayor and city council.  A public hearing on the budget takes place at 5:25 Tuesday evening at City Hall. The city council’s regular June meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30.

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