Hazel Alexander

Salem – Hazel Winchester Alexander, 89, widow of the late Ernest Franklin Alexander, of 687 Burnt Tanyard Rd., passed away, Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2016, from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive […]

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Zika virus infection in South Carolina

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today the first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in a South Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in a person who recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the Zika virus. The individual did not have symptoms and was not contagious by the time they returned to the […]

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Oconee Democrats depart for state convention

Oconee Democrats, empowered with delegate and alternate voting authority, are on their way to Columbia for tomorrow morning’s state convention.  We spoke this afternoon to Mike Evatt, the county’s state committee member.  Evatt told us he had the honor of driving two of his fellow Democrats–Maxie Duke of Walhalla and Ruth May of Westminster. According to Evatt, most Oconee delegates […]

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Joe Greenberg’s the man on the ground

Joe Greenberg spent his first night last night in Salem.  For this representative of the Next High School charter school, this is just a start.  Greenberg and his colleagues with the Greenville-based Next High School have launched their project to convert the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School campus into state charter school in time for the next school year.  Greenberg stopped by […]

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Sheriff’s Office still works to solve Mulkey death

Five days before Christmas last year, a 33-year old man was found dead near Westminster—the victim of a gunshot to the chest.  The investigation of Jesse Eugene Mulkey’s death remains a case that the Oconee Sheriff’s Office tries to solve.  But you can help, provided you have any information about what happened the night of December 20 at 330 Brock […]

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Statewide welding competition

  A Tri-County Technical College student from Walhalla was one of six welding students who won awards at the 34th Annual South Carolina Technical College State-wide Welding Competition.  Greenville Technical College hosted the competition. Walhalla’s Dakota Phillips won third place.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Steps to Yellow Branch Falls to be rebuilt

An improvement project in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest is being described as a major undertaking.  To pull it off, the Forest Service will benefit next week from a highly-skilled trail crew from the Southeastern Conservation Corps.  The project is to rebuild the steps leading to the popular Yellow Branch Falls off highway 28 north […]

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New water line crosses Chauga River bridge

  A new City of Westminster water line now crosses the Cobb Bridge Road over the Chauga River.  As explained to 101.7/WGOG NEWS by city administrator Jeff Lord, this eight-inch line will allow his city to begin serving some of its rural customers in that area with Westminster water. Previously, in an arrangement with Walhalla, those customers received Walhalla water […]

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