Matthew thins the field of bicyclists this weekend

Organizers of the return of this weekend’s Road Titans bicycle run competition in Oconee County and other parts of the Upstate are receiving cancellations from some of the entrants because of the advance of Hurricane Matthew.  Sending their regrets are some of the cyclists who were coming from Florida.  Still, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, says there will […]

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Deborah Gibson Davis

Seneca, SC— Deborah Gibson Davis, 57, of Seneca, passed away  Wednesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 7, 2016, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted […]

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Governor orders evacuation of Charleston

As Hurricane Matthew threatens the southeastern United States, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina. Residents and visitors in Charleston and Beaufort Counties should begin evacuating no later than 3:00 PM TODAY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5. Residents and visitors in certain parts of bordering coastal counties – Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester and […]

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“FOLKS” forum casaulty of Matthew

For a DHEC worker in Columbia, travel has been cancelled.  Tomorrow night’s forum at the Duke’s Oconee World of Energy, sponsored by “FOLKS”–the Friends of Lake Keowee, has been called off.  Ben Turetsky says the event will be re-scheduled.   DHEC’s James Glover was to have been the main speaker.

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State official cancels appearance at Walhalla

For staff training purposes, all branches of the Oconee Public Library are closed today.  But the hurricane that is on track to pass thru the state between Charleston and Columbia has created bumper-to-bumper traffic for evacuees.  The traffic situation in the Capital city has forced Joe Ryan of the Attorney’s General Office to cancel his talk to Oconee library workers […]

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Industry inducement agreement made final

In routine fashion, Oconee County leaders made final an inducement agreement for an existing county manufacturing employer to expand.  But there is to be no announcement until later as to which company it is, though the county’s economic development recruiter went so far in an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS to identify the company as a 24-year member of the county’s […]

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Call for school resource officers in all elementary schools

A Westminster man says he realizes there’s a large cost involved, but he thinks there should be school resource officers assigned to all Oconee County elementary schools.  Frankie Pearson made his call during last night’s County Council public comment session.  Pressuring one elected body to do something that another elected body wants raised a legal question, but Pearson said the […]

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