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Pickens Man Dead, Two Injured

October 14, 2013

A Pickens county man is dead following a two car accident Saturday morning in Liberty.  The SC Highway Patrol reports 45 year old Preston Calvin Batson, Jr died Saturday morning when his car entered into the oncoming lane on Highway 93 and collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the…

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Sheriff’s Deptartment Stresses Gun Safety

October 14, 2013

Gun safety has been a topic of discussion around the country over the past several years. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to gun safety not only for the citizens of Oconee County, but among the deputies and personnel who work at the office. Sergeant Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor with the Oconee…

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Spartanburg Based Bank to Open Seneca Branch

October 4, 2013

Seneca is the location for the newest expansion of Carolina Alliance Bank. The Spartanburg Based community bank has received regulatory approval for a branch office located at 135 Eagles News Drive, Suite K in Seneca. The office expected to be opened during the fourth quarter of the year. John Poole, Carolina Alliance President says, “This…

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Good News for Leaf-Lookers

October 4, 2013

The summer’s drenching rains which swelled creeks and rivers across the area will most likely contribute to an extended leaf-looking season in the Southern Appalachians. That’s the prediction of Donald’s Hagan, Clemson University Forest Ecologist. Hagan says the wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more slowly.…

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Upstate Shield 2013

October 4, 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year…

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BREAKING: Fire in Downtown Walhalla-Motorist Should Avoid

September 14, 2013

WGOG’s Dick Mangrum reports the historic Walhalla Presbyterian Church at 600 East Main Street is on fire, and the Walhalla Fire Department asks motorists to avoid main street Walhalla if at all possible.  Flumes of black smoke can be seen from as far away as halfway branch. A ladder truck is on the scene shooting…

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Terry Chappell

September 10, 2013

Terry Carson Chappell, 64, of 118 Santeelah Drive, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 8 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Sandifer Funeral…

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Ellene White Carroll

September 9, 2013

Ellene White Carrol, 84 of Westminster, died Saturday. Funeral services will be 2 pm Monday at Bethel Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1 pm prior to the service at the church. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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Wendell McKinney Martin

September 9, 2013

Wendell McKinney Martin, 59, Friday, Sept 6 at Rainey Hospice House of Anderson. Memorial services will be 2 pm Monday Sept 9 at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1 pm at Sandifer Funeral Home. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Jason Patrick Smith

September 9, 2013

Jason Patrick Smith, 47, 157 Courtenay Smith Dr., passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. The services will be held from 4-9 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Jason’s residence. The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Walhalla Veterinary Clinic, 314 S. Hwy 11, West Union,…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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