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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Parading For Kids

 WGOG is hoping to make this Christmas a little brighter for needy children inOconeeCounty.  This year, WGOG along with Edwards Auto Sales, are parading for kids.  During Saturday’s Christmas parade in Walhalla, we’re asking parade attendees to drop an unwrapped toy or a new clothing item into the back of the WGOG/Edwards Auto Sales truck as we progress through the […]

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Former Lottery Employee Arrested

A former employee with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been arrested and charged with embezzlement.  Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division day 54 year old Anthony J. McNeil of Columbia was arrested Tuesday.  According to the warrant, between April 2010 and August 2012, invoices were manually manipulated and causing funds not to be collected from some retailers. […]

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Westminster Bridge Debate

About 30 residents attended a meeting inWestminsterThursday night, to discuss the future of a bridge about two miles east of the City.  Officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and State Officials met with concerned citizens at the Westminster Depot to discuss the future of a timber bridge onNorth Seed Farm Road.  Residents are concerned removal of the bridge […]

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Congratulations to Blue Ridge Bank

Executive director for the Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Penton, called it a good day for celebration in Walhalla, thanks to the Blue Ridge Bank.  The Bank celebrated 55 years with a ribbon cutting yesterday at it’s newly remodeled Walhalla branch at the corner of Main and College Streets.  When the bank originally opened in 1957, it was located in […]

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Robert Randy Hunt

Robert Randy Hunt, 58 of 420 Pine Valley Drive, Walhalla died Saturday November 24 at his residence. Funeral Services will be Friday November 30 at 11 am at Davenport Funeral Home.  Burial will be at the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery at 3 pm Friday. The Family will receive friends from 10 am to 11 am Friday at the Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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Mamie Helen Scott

Mamie Helen Scott, 73, of 814 East South 2nd Street Died Saturday November 24.  Funeral Services will be 1 pm Saturday December 1 at Christ Community Church.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Friday at Gilbert Funeral Parlor of Seneca. Gilbert Funeral Parlor is assisting the family.

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DNR Announces Waterfoul Day

South Carolina’s waterfowl hunters will have an excellent opportunity to introduce the next generation of hunters to the sport of waterfowling this season. Dec. 1 has been designated as State Youth Day in South Carolina. Only hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on this day. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult […]

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