Why he dressed in a camo shirt

Normally Scott Moulder is a tie and jacket man.  But at this week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council, the county administrator wore a camo short emblazoned with Mountain Rest Fire Department.  It was his way to live up to a pledge that he would wear a Mountain Rest fire and rescue shirt at a council meeting once a deal […]

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Reaction to our roundabout story

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As South Carolina roads see increasing traffic, an experiment with a new way of moving traffic might hold promise.  And Oconee County has been designated to be part of that experiment.  A DOT official has told us that word should arrive in two weeks of which contractor will get to build Oconee’s first roundabout of modern time.  It’s planned for […]

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Money to grant to the right applicant

An Oconee County group has money to grant to the right applicant.  The county Arts and Historical Commission has $28,795 for projects and grant awards to cover the fiscal year 2016.  Eligible applicants must be non-profit organizations or be a government entity.  The commissioners are looking for projects that positively impact the arts, historical or cultural climate in Oconee County.  […]

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Arrests made as shoplifting case expands

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Two Anderson County residents were in the custody yesterday of Oconee County law enforcement in what started as an investigation of shoplifting at one store and spread to a second store nearby.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced charges of shoplifting against Gregory Todd Allen and Sonya Kay Clifton.  They were arrested late Tuesday night when a patrol deputy conducted a […]

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Group urges men to lead against female violence

A small gathering yesterday at the Seneca Library heard an outline of a group that urges men to take the lead in dealing with the issue of violence against women.  The presenter was Julie Meredith of the Safe Harbor, which operates domestic violence shelters in four Upstate counties.  According to crime numbers, one in three women will be victims of […]

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Two Easley residents arrested

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The police in Seneca have arrested two Easley residents as the result of an incident last week that involved a parked vehicle behind an office complex at 123 and SC 130. Announcement by Chief John Covington says multiple charges have been placed against Wayne E. Drost and Christine S. Head.  The police say they found Drost and Head nearby at […]

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Rally in front of the Courthouse

A small rally is reported to have taken place around mid day today at the Oconee Courthouse by sympathizers of Zachary Hammond.  A law enforcement source told 101.7/WGOG NEWS the rally was put together by the group “Put Down The Guns Now Young People Organization.”  Apparently those who rallied called for Solicitor Chrissy Adams to disqualifty herself from the case, […]

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Science of fruit growing displayed at Oconee farm

South Carolina peach growers could extend the life of trees infected by root disease by using a new planting technique.  That technique is on display at Clemson University’s Musser Fruit Research Center near Seneca.  By planting trees in shallow engineered berms with the top parts of the roots exposed above ground, plant pathologist Guido Schnabel says growers can prevent the […]

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Brandt optmistic for settlement

  The commissioners of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority took no action after their private meeting Monday to consider what to do about money they say is due them from Oconee County government.  But Larry Brandt, the JRSA attorney, said he went into the meeting seeking guidance, and he believes he received it.  Brandt says he is going to […]

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Clemson President to speak at Westminster

James Clements who became the 15th president in the history of Clemson University will visit Westminster next month to keynote the annual Rotary Club luncheon.  The Friday, September 11 luncheon is a hallmark event of Apple Festival Week, which brings thousands of visitors to the city and to the apple-growing sections of Holly Springs and Long Creek.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has […]

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