Ray Goodwin

Ray Johnny Goodwin, loving husband of 30 years to Anna Moore Goodwin, 105 Rock Crusher Road, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Friday, February 26, 2016 at Chauga Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Thursday, February […]

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Rosa Roach

  Rosa Victoria Ramey Webb Roach, 69, widow of the late Wyman Franklin Roach, 607 Shiloh Road, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.    A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, February 26, 2016 at Ole Country Church, 102 Old Hurricane Road, Westminster.  The family will receive friends from 12-2 prior to the service at […]

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Trooper testifies against I-85 driver

At an I-85 traffic stop, trooper Kevin Rholetter said the driver of an Audi automobile told him the car was carrying seven pounds of marijuana.  Rholetter quotes Anousack Thanonglit as saying he was on his way from Atlanta to Charlotte and was being paid $700 dollars to transport the drugs.  Thanonglit went on trial yesterday in the Oconee General Sessions […]

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High winds bring power outages

By late last night, nearly 800 customers within the multi-county Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative area remained without electric power.  Eighty-two of those customers were in Oconee County.  Among outages reported yesterday to 101.7/WGOG NEWS were the Westminster and Keowee Key areas.  School buses delivering students home encountered downed lines—the result of a rainy and windy afternoon.  Blue Ridge crews were […]

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Rachel Foster Satterfield

Rachel Foster Satterfield, 89, wife of the late Edward Arnold Satterfield, Jr., of Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at Davenport Funeral Home. The family requested that flowers be omitted, […]

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Pre-trial motions in the Oconee Courtroom

A Georgia man whose car was stopped on I-85 in Oconee for speeding a year and a half ago wound up charged with drug offenses.  This afternoon Atlanta area resident Anousack Thanonglit heads to trial at the Oconee Courthouse, charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  In pre-trial testimony this morning, officer Kevin Rholetter […]

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Pendleton man arrested for alleged Clemson offense

Police on the Clemson University campus have arrested and charged a Pendleton man with a weapons violation.  The university announcement states Charles Alan Brown was charged yesterday with the felony offense of possession of a firearm on school property.  The police say the firearm was located in an apartment in Calhoun Court.  At the time the 23-year old Brown was […]

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Photo ID: What voters need to know

Ahead of Saturday’s Democratic Presidential Primary vote in South Carolina, the state Election Commission issued a statement in which it says, “While having a Photo ID, and bringing it to the polls, will make the voting process easier; no registered voter in the correct polling place should ever be denied a ballot, whether the voter has a Photo ID or […]

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Duncan part of GOP opposition to Gitmo closing

President Obama wants the chapter closed on the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, but he’s facing Republican opposition to the proposal to re-locate detainees to the U-S.  Third District Republican Jeff Duncan is especially concerned about the idea that some of those detainees, accused of violent acts against the U-S, could wind up in South Carolina.  Duncan announced yesterday legislation […]

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