Truck accident blocks Westminster intersection

The wreck of a large truck has blocked a Westminster intersection, and one public safety officer says 123 and 76 in front of Thrift Hardware will be blocked for several hours.  The tractor-trailer was hauling rolled cardboard, and Fire Chief Chris Smith says they are waiting for a towing service to unload the trailer.  The load shifted inside the trailer, […]

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Missing Easley girl found in Seneca

A missing Easley girl was found this week in Seneca.  The Seneca police say they found the 14-year old laying down in the backseat of a car parked Wednesday night at a By-Pass convenience store.  Seneca Chief John Covington said the incident wound up classified as a runaway, although earlier Greenville County authorities dragged a river when the girl’s backpack […]

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Oconee Humane Society wins Festival of Trees

Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station presented the Oconee Humane Society a $1,000 donation today as the winner of its fourth annual Festival of Trees. For the first time this year, Duke Energy provided donations to the second- and third-place winners. The Tribble Center received $750 for its second-place display, and the Alzheimer’s Association received $500 for […]

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Libraries expand digital magazine offerings

Oconee public libraries have expanded a service that allows readers access to 14 additional magazines offered by Flipster—a digital magazine service that offers magazines on computers or mobile devices.  Phil Cheney,  director of libraries, says the following additional magazines can now be read on phones, tablets, and personal computers:  Rolling Stone, Popular Science, People, Real Simple, Forbes, Country Living, Essence, […]

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Pedestrian’s death ruled accidental

The Oconee coroner has issued his ruling in a pedestrian’s death one week ago in Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis said Toni Smith Marcello, a Beaufort County resident, died of multiple force trauma.  “Based on the SCHP investigation and post mortem exam, her death was classified as accidental,” Addis told 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The patrol reported the accident involved multiple units in […]

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Wagner to take the oath office

Officially, the new man in charge of prosecuting criminal cases in both Oconee and Anderson counties will take office next week.  A court officer says David Wagner, the winner in last year’s elections, is scheduled to be sworn in as the 10th Circuit Solicitor at noon on Wednesday, January 11.

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Graham questions intelligence leaders

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday questioned Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Director of the National Security Agency Admiral Michael Rogers regarding the United States’ response to the cyber threat posed by Russia.  Graham hammered the theme of throwing rocks instead of pebbles.  And an excerpt from Graham’s questioning of the […]

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Bill co-sponsored by Rep. Duncan passes the House

The House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday to give Congress veto authority over high-cost regulations which Congressman Jeff Duncan blames on the Obama administration. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act would require that Congress vote on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by OMB, Office of Management and […]

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