Public policy follower weighs in

  The head of a Greenville-based public policy and communications group believes President Trump hit on the right message during the State of the Union address.  Presidential-sounding and on-message are some of the ways that Chip Felkel describes Trump’s talk to the Congress and the nation.  Felkel also gave out plaudits, during a 101.7/WGOG NEWS interview, to Senator Lindsey Graham […]

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One case settled, another docketed for trial

A claim of medical malpractice occupies the number one position for trial during the last week this month in the Oconee Court of Common Pleas.  It’s the case pitting the estate of Ronald Hawkins versus Oconee Medical Center.  The case is docketed to be tried the week of Monday, March 27 at the Oconee Courthouse.  Meantime, the Court of Common […]

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South Carolina beef ambassadors

  Two young Oconee women are official ambassadors to the South Carolina beef industry.  What Lillie Nuttall and Tara Jenkins is no stretch for them, as they have backgrounds in agri business and active parts in their high school’s FFA chapter.  Lillie is a student now at West-Oak High School and Tara is a recent graduate.  We spoke to both […]

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Scott and Duncan react to the State of the Union

Here are some reactions this morning from members of the South Carolina delegation to Washington on President Trump’s first State of the Union message.  From Congressman Jeff Duncan:  For the first time since I have been in Congress, I feel like we have a President who talks to the American people instead of lecturing them.”  From Senator Tim Scott:  “I […]

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Carillon to rung out with music today

The memorial carillon at Clemson University rings at noon today with the music from the national anthems of 21 counties. The playing of the anthems marks the opening of Upstate International Month. The annual Upstate International Month collaboration celebrates cultural diversity and heritage in the Upstate. The Clemson University Carillonneurs will play the anthems of countries ranging from Brazil to Turkey […]

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Fire cause eludes state investigators

Fire destruction at a rural mobile home near Walhalla was so extensive that investigators from the state Law Enforcement Division were unable to pinpoint a cause, according to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services.  That Sunday night fire took the lives of two men—Alfonso Contreras and “Charlie” Lee Brooks.  Coroner’s autopsies used dental records to make positive identifications and disclosed […]

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Kirk Ray Turner

    West Union – Kirk Ray Turner, 59, of 1233 Anderson Street and formerly of Westminster, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, March 3, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at Sandifer […]

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Autopsies point to smoke inhalation

The coroner’s autopsies found smoke inhalation to be the cause for three deaths at two separate fire scenes Sunday night in Oconee County.  Coroner Addis has classified the deaths of Mark Anthony Land near Seneca and Alfonso Contreras and “Charlie” Lee Brooks near Walhalla as accidental.  Addis says dental records positively identified Brooks and Contreras.  

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