Country fare to headline Seneca Fest ’17

Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw are the acts that’ll entertain the Saturday night crowd at Seneca Fest 2017.  Riley Johnson, events coordinator, says the events for Memorial Day weekend ’17 will take place at Gignilliat Field.  There will be jazz Thursday night on Ramcat Alley and 70’s and 80’s music by Mother’s Finest Friday night.

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Pickens County fire nears NC line

Word from Pickens County is that the fire that began on Pinnacle Mountain is approaching the North Carolina.  And that, according to one public information officer, means required coordination with North Carolina authorities in Transylvania County and other entities.  Fire fighters are a tough and determined breed.  Even though Thanksgiving arrives tomorrow, there will be no let up in the […]

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Graham: “Well, so much for locking her up”

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to not appoint a special prosecutor in the matter of Hillary Clinton email practices has elicited a comment of disappointment on the part of South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham.  The senator has released a transcript of what Graham said in a Fox News interview:  “I can understand wanting to put the election behind us and heal the […]

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Phillips: “Nothing to do with me”

Oconee businessman Rick Phillips says his removal from the board of directors of the Greenville Health System “has nothing to do with me.”  A vote by members of the Greenville Legislative Delegation removes Phillips from his seat, effective with the end of his term March 30 next year.  Phillips told 101.7/WGOG NEWS this morning he had some support among the […]

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Westminster Council to meet in special session

The mayor and council in Westminster are being called into a special meeting next week at City Hall.  According to an agenda announced yesterday afternoon, the meeting is to take place at 6 Tuesday night at City Hall and involve two matters.  Chris Carter, the administrator, is to report on a completed investigation of “possible misuse or conversion of city […]

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Has Oconee lost its hospital board representative?

Questions arise as to whether Oconee has lost its representative on the policy-making board of the Greenville Health System.  According to a Greenville News report yesterday, the Greenville County Legislative Delegation voted to remove Oconee businessman Rick Phillips from the GHS Board of Trustees.  No reason given, and a 101.7/WGOG NEWS attempt to reach Phillips yesterday was unsuccessful.  Hunter Kome, […]

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Pinnacle Mountain fire grows

The Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens has grown to more than six thousand acres.  In this 13-day wildfire, the containment efforts are at 37%.  We spoke this morning to one Oconee fire fighter who has been part of the effort to stop North Carolina fires.  He is expecting to be deployed today to Pinnacle Mountain.  According to the South Carolina […]

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Lost two-year old found unharmed

A two-year old child was found unharmed and returned to his family after fire and rescue personnel searched an area near Westminster.  The scene yesterday afternoon was the Jack Pelfrey Road near U-S 76–about three and a half miles from Westminster.  The search crew deployed a K-9 as part of the effort to find the boy.  He was found about […]

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Deer-vehicle accidents

At least three accidents involving deers and motor vehicles have occurred since 8 o’clock last night in Oconee County.  The first one was in front of the Long Creek Fire Department. Two other deer-vehicle accidents occurred around the 6 o’clock hour this morning on highway 11.

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