Lucille Poole

Westminster – Lucille Woods Poole, 91, widow of the late Ben Poole, 113 Crooked Street, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held 7 PM, Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Seneca. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Jimmy Ralph Bibb

Westminster – Jimmy Ralph Bibb, 76, husband of Delores Haley Bibb, 2993 West Oak Hwy, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, December 27, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM prior to the service at the […]

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Rockslide Closes I-40

If your holiday plans include a trip to the North Carolina or Tennessee Mountains, be aware of possible traffic delays.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation says one of the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee State line is closed.  A Friday night rock slide dumped several tons of rocks onto I-40 near mile marker 7 in Waynesville. […]

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Natural Beauty Recognized

The Jocassee Gorges is getting some international attention.  National Geographic magazine has named Jocassee Gorges one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places-Destinations of a Lifetime.” Mark Hall, the land Manager of the Gorges calls the recognition an honor.  Hall says “We have one of the great wild places on our planet.”  The four-page spread in National Geographic’s special […]

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Free Hunting Days

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced a new free hunting program. The DNR’s first annual free hunting days will be January 4-5, 2013. Free hunting days allow all South Carolina residents to hunt without a state hunting license or other required permits, to include Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit, or Migratory Waterfowl Permit (formerly State Duck Stamp). […]

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Santa is Coming!!!!!!!

WGOG will be tracking Santa’s trek from the North Pole today.  As part of our annual Christmas festivities, WGOG and Blue Ridge Bank present “Santa Tracking” Today, beginning around 12:30 and at the bottom of the hour through 5:30, we’ll bring you a play by play of Santa’s journey.  We thank Blue Ridge Bank for sponsoring our Santa Tracking Coverage. […]

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New Deadline for Identity Theft Coverage

Taxpayers affected by the recent data breach at the SC Department of Revenue now have an extended deadline to sign up for free credit monitoring.  The new deadline is March 31, 2013.  South Carolinians have until then to sign up for a year of free credit monitoring through Experian.  The state will foot the bill for the first year of coverage, which […]

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New Fire Station Unveiled

Oconee County will “uncouple the hose” on a new fire substation. The public is invited to the grand opening of the new Holly Springs Fire Substation. The station will serve residents and business located along Highway 76 between Westminster and Long Creek. Holly Springs Fire Substation #24 is the first of eight stations to be built as part of the […]

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Legislators Call For Audit

Some South Carolina legislators want more information into how Governor Nikki Haley’s administration handled the cyber attack that exposed more than 3.8 million South Carolinian’s to identity theft.  Several of South Carolina’s Democratic legislators say they want to find out what happened, what went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.  The spokesman for Governor Haley, Rob Godfrey […]

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SC First Flu Victim

The SC Department of Health and Environmental control is reporting the first flu-associated death of this season.  Dr. Linda Bell, interim state epidemiologist says the victim was a child from Barnwell. Bell says the latest statewide activity report indicates that influenza has quickly reached widespread levels in South Carolina.  Dr Bell says you need about 2 weeks to build the best […]

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