Patriotic fervor during Apple Festival luncheon

Cecil Sandifer belted out another rousing version of “God Bless America” and Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the U-S is in for a long fight against the Taliban and Isil.  The state’s superintendent of education keynoted the Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Westminster Rotary Club, and extolled the value of good education and the quality of South Carolina’s educators.  […]

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Patching and re-paving SC 11 North

Motorists who feel the fillings in their teeth rattle while driving highway 11 north in Oconee County can look forward to relief.  The state’s resident DOT construction engineer, Josh Makison, has received word that a four-mile section of north highway 11 is scheduled for patching and re-surfacing.  The improvements are to take place two miles in both directions from the […]

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Clemson traffic announcements

The First Friday Parade on September 9th, 2016 will close College Avenue from N. Clemson Avenue to Highway 93 from 5:30PM until the end of the parade. Access to Highway 93 will be available via N. Clemson Avenue. Clemson vs. Troy Football on September 10th, 2016 will close College Avenue from Keith Street to Highway 93 from the beginning of the […]

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Thursday afternoon accidents

A car and an SUV collided yesterday afternoon near Walhalla in the vicinity of one of the S-curves on the Playground Road.  Several people were hurt.  A woman, identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS as a backseat passenger was taken to a Greenville hospital.  No one was hurt on the grounds of the Bad Creek hydro plant yesterday when a bus carrying […]

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It’s time to talk Walhalla-West Union water deal

The contract for Walhalla to supply water to its neighbor West Union expired 10 months ago, and Walhalla utilities superintendent Scott Parris reminded his city council this week it’s time to do something about the arrangement.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, predicts there will be some minor changes made in the new deal in which Walhalla acts as the wholesale supplier […]

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Son arrested, charges against father dismissed

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The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that weapons charges against a West Union man have been dismissed and instead charges have been filed against the man’s son.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued an apology to the father after he was mistakenly arrested after a road rage incident last month on highway 28.  The Sheriff’s Office August 24 reported the arrest […]

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Two parades today

Besides the Apple Festival Parade this afternoon in Westminster, there will be a parade this evening in Clemson.  At 6 o’clock the annual First Friday Parade before the first home football game takes place.  More than 75 organizations will participate. The parade route begins at Newman Road and follows Highway 93 to the lower intramural fields at Williamson Road. At […]

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Easley man killed in moped wreck near Walhalla

  An accident near Walhalla took the life last night of a 47-year old Easley man. Coroner Karl Addis said Brian Junior Sanford was operating a moped involved in a head-on collision with an SUV-type vehicle shortly before 9 o’clock at Picket Post Road and Earlestead Drive.  Lance Corporal Gary Miller of the highway patrol said the accident occurred as […]

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Three people charged with Seneca home burglary

Three people have been arrested by the Seneca police and charged in a home burglary that occurred on Beech Drive near Overbook Drive.  The police say arrested were Newry resident Crystal Chambers and Seneca residents Ashley Carson and Fredricko Craig.  The investigation started yesterday when the police looked for a breach of trust vehicle.  They found a back door that […]

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