Legion to break ground

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Walhalla American Legion Post Commander Harold Welborn says, “A long overdue dream of a lot of area veterans is about to start coming true.”  Post 124 announces ground-breaking takes place at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 30  at the new building site.  The legionnaires hope the building lot next door to the office of Veterans Affairs Office will overflow with veterans […]

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The calendar calls for a change in habits

One more day of summer vacation is all that’s left for Oconee County children.  Starting tomorrow school children are being ask to break their summer time habits and, once again, get serious about reading, writing, arithmetic.  The 2015-16 year begins tomorrow morning.  It means the re-appearance of those yellow school buses and heavy traffic in and around school zones.  The […]

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DNR to take boat saqfety suggestions

South Carolinians are getting a rare chance to sound off on what changes are needed in the state’s boating laws.  “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—see this as a chance to help draft changes to current boating laws as a way to increase safety.  The state Department of Natural Resources will invite public comment next week in Clemson.  The public participation meeting […]

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Staff excellence award to Tech’s Jennie Creamer

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College transition dean Jenni Creamer has received the highest award for staff excellence at Tri-County Technical College.  President Ronnie Booth presented Creamer the Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence during the college’s fall convocation.  The medallion, along with a cash award, goes to a person who best exemplifies the college philosophy and has contributed the most during the academic year to […]

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Medical call at the river

Responders gave a child medical treatment late yesterday afternoon at the Chattooga River, in the vicinity of Burrell’s Ford.  A report from county Emergency Services stated that limited information indicated the child fell a short distance from a waterfall in the wilderness.  Family members provided quick care to the child until help arrived.  The child was taken by GHS EMS […]

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Weekend accidents


An adult and three children escaped injuries this morning when their pickup truck hit a guard rail on I-85 in Oconee County.  This morning’s accident, around 8:30, occurred just east of Exit 4.  According to a report from Fair Play Fire/Rescue, the four were on their way to Maryland.  In Pickens County, a businessman was killed near Easley yesterday when […]

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Crowd calls for justice for Hammond


Cries of justice for Zachary Hammond were heard this afternoon in Seneca.  By a rough 101.7/WGOG NEWS count, about 100 people attended a rally in downtown Seneca organized by the group “Put Down The Guns Now Young People Organization.”  Group leader Jack Logan called for criminal charges against the Seneca policeman who fatally shot Hammond the night of July 26 […]

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