Miracle Circle accident at 2:30 a-m

An accident at 2:30 this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle left thousands of dollars in damage to a pair of cars.  The police say the accident occurred as one car attempted a left turn from the By-Pass onto W. N. 1st Street.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the driver of the Lexus SUV required a trip to the hospital and […]

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Intersection to re-open this afternoon

 The intersection of Main and S. College is scheduled to re-open to traffic this afternoon.  Crews for Streetscape are working on the base for the new street light poles and crossing College Street with the electrical conduit for the next block.  As suspected, the workers are finding surprises underground and finding limited room to place the new utilities, and that […]

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Bear seen on W. Bear Swamp Road

Citizen accounts received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicate sightings of bears in recent days—one in Salem and the other on W. Bear Swamp Road near the Walhalla city limit.  In each instance, the bears were seen standing on their hind legs.  One was ready to get into a corn patch at Salem.  On W. Bear Swamp Road the bear as standing […]

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Oconee officers learn the new domestic violence law

Oconee sheriff’s officers trained last week in the state’s new domestic violence law.  The Domestic Violence Reform Act became the law June 4 on the signature of Governor Nikki Haley.  Blair Stoudemire, assistant solicitor, conducted the training on the 2nd floor training room at the LawEnforcementCenter.  One big change is the determination of charges based on levels of degrees.  There […]

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Intersection to be closed today

Walhalla’s Main Street-College Street intersection is to be closed today, according to the latest word from the Streetscape contractor.  Crews today will cross the intersection with electrical conduit for the new street lights.  Hutch ‘N Son construction thanks everyone for patience and requests that everyone look for the workers with safety in mind.  

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North Carolinian arrested near Westminster

Oconee sheriff’s officers believe a 25-year old man broke into a car and a building this week and placed items from that building into his truck.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest and charges against Lexington, North Carolina resident Michael Lee Harrell.  The crimes are alleged to have occurred Tuesday morning on Long Drive near Westminster.  According to law […]

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Arraignment set for accused bank robber

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned arraignment is planned next week for a man accused of an OconeeCounty bank robbery near Seneca.  The holdup of the Community First Bank on the Sandifer Boulevard occurred May 19.  An arrest of the suspect, Jessie Ray Pate of Mountain Rest occurred a few days later at a home in the eastern North Carolina  town of […]

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Confidential order issued in Westminster case

An order of confidentiality has been issued in a case in which Westminster is suing its former bank.  Judge Lawton McIntosh of the Oconee Common Pleas Court issued the order in the case of Westminster against First Citizens Bank and Trust Company and Scott Bannister, a former city police chief.  Attorneys representing the city and the bank consented to the […]

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