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Central Man Faces Weapons Charges

April 14, 2014

A Central man has been arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office on weapon charges in connection with a road rage incident which occurred last month. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 25 year old Brandon Scott Weatherly of Central turned himself in to the Walhalla Police Department last Friday. According to warrants he is charged with…

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Warm Weather Has Black Bears on the Prowl

April 14, 2014

  Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. The warm weather has black bears moving this spring. While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears…

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Suspects Sought in Weekend Robbery

April 14, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.  Deputies were dispatched to the J & Z Food Mart at 219 Shiloh Road around 11:14 pm Saturday in reference to a robbery.  An employee of the store told deputies that two women…

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Possible Tax Break for Retired Active Duty Military

April 14, 2014

Retired active duty military could eventually pay no South Carolina income tax on their retirement pay if a new bill becomes law. The Giving Back to Our Veterans Act passed the South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would phase out South Carolina income tax on active-duty retirement pay over the next three…

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Unofficial Final for Seneca Council.

March 11, 2014

The Unofficial winners for Seneca City Council Seats 1-4: Ward Pohl Durham Rozman

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Sprouse is Sole Candidate

March 10, 2014

As the noon hour closed today, only one candidate had filed to succeed the retiring Judge Alex Macaulay of West Union. Seneca Attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate who has filed with the State Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The deadline to file was Noon Monday, and Sprouse was the only candidate to file for…

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Pendleton Students Take Honors in Art Contest

March 10, 2014

A Pendleton Elementary school student took top honors in the K-3 category in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources “Reel Art” contest. Justin Whitfield, a student of Steve Johnson at Pendleton Elementary took first place in that category.  Another Pendleton Elementary Student, Tydarius Merriweather, received honorable mention in the 4th through 6th grade categories.…

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Driver Suspension Amnesty Week

March 10, 2014

This week, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct it’s Driver Suspension Eligibility week. March 10 through 14, DMV offices across the upstate will offer assistance to those South Carolinians who have lost their driving privileges. During Driver Suspension eligibility Week, residents may get assistance to reduce or clear the remaining time of…

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Earthquake?

February 14, 2014

WGOG is receiving numerous reports of “earthquakes” across the county.  We are working on the reports. Apparently seismic activity has taken place but it is very uncertain.  We are monitoring the situation.  

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Cancellations & Postponements

February 14, 2014

Schools/Government Oconee County Schools are closed FRIDAY Oconee County Governmental Offices are operating on normal schedule. Pickens County Schools are closed Friday. All districts of Anderson County Schools are closed Friday. Tri-County Technical College will be closed Friday. Employees report at 10:00 AM as conditions allow. The Tribble Center will open Friday, but vans will…

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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