Mack Marett

Pisgah Forest, NC – Mack Owen Marett, 69, of Pisgah Forest, NC, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Tammie Moss Marett, of the home and his sister, Doris Housley, of Seneca. The family is at their respective homes. Obituary courtesy of Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster, SC     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Valued collection transferred to Seneca

The bulk of a museum collection has been transferred from a mansion east of Columbia to the city of Seneca, and Seneca officials are excited.  The city and its museums are announcing the acquisition of more than 3,000 pieces that include furniture and textiles that had been kept for 19 years in the Kensington Mansion in Eastover until its owner […]

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Smooth school opening

An Oconee school administrator reports a smooth school opening this morning across the district, including schools that are getting additional students this year, such as the Fair-Oak Elementary.  The Walhalla police say they were pleasantly surprised by how well traffic moved to the city’s schools. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee felines to find new home in Virginia

The new Oconee Humane Society transfer van is leaving Thursday morning for its first out-of-state trip.  More than one dozen puppies and several adult dogs will be making the trek to a rescue group in northern Virginia. The dogs are to go into caring foster homes and some have adoptive families awaiting their arrival. According to Angel Newman of the county […]

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Which fish are safe to eat?

New information is available on how much of which fish is safe to eat from South Carolina waters. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control today released the annual state fish consumption advisory, which includes several new species and locations. Spotted bass in Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell, and largemouth bass in Lake Keowee have been added to this year’s […]

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Trehel gets double duty at SC 11 park

  The Clemson-based contractor Trehel Corporation will do double duty at the Oconee Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  101.7/WGOG NEWS received confirmation from Steve Hanvey of the school district that Trehel will serve as the general contractor for both the district career center and the adjacent Oconee County campus of Tri-County Technical College.  A spokeswoman for Tech, Rebecca […]

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Councilwoman wants to return “cutting town”

At tomorrow night’s meeting, Westminster City councilwoman Susan Ramey will urge her colleagues to support a call to bring back cruising, or cutting the town.  It’s an old time recreation activity that young people used to enjoy in all three of Oconee’s major municipalities.  But, for all intents and purposes, cruising has gone by the wayside for various reasons. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca home fire

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross are helping a Seneca family whose home was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. The Seneca Fire Department responded to the fire scene on Fair Oak Circle. The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the family of two adults and two children by providing services to meet immediate needs, including financial assistance […]

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Red Cross sends 16 South Carolina workers to Louisiana

Sixteen volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross in South Carolina are deploying to Louisiana to support relief efforts after excessive rainfall has resulted in moderate to heavy flooding across many parts of Louisiana. The Red Cross is coordinating with emergency management to open and support shelters as people are quickly forced to flee from their homes. Some of […]

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