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Trustees want the flag removed

June 29, 2015

The trustees at Clemson University are the latest to call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.  At a meeting today, they passed a resolution calling for the removal.  The Clemson Board of Trustees in 1999 passed a similar resolution.  Today’s action follows a vigil at the university that…

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Thru a field, and then onto the Falcon’s Lair Golf Course

June 29, 2015

An incident that originated yesterday afternoon in West Union spread to a nearby golf course and resulted in the arrest of a man who drove a truck onto the 8th fairway, got out, and ran.  He finally gave up, and Falcon’s Lair golfers were treated to the unusual site of a man being handcuffed on…

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Walhalla to get a Zaxby’s

June 29, 2015

A deal that closed this afternoon guarantees that Walhalla will have a Zaxby’s—a restaurant that specializes in chicken dishes.  Realtor John Powell said the deal that closed at 1 o’clock conveys one acre of property from the Moore Brothers to Michael Thorton, an operator of Zaxby restaurants in Pickens and in Georgia.  The property is…

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Police chase winds up on golf course!

June 29, 2015

  Police chase winds up on the golf course! 1600, Mon., 29 June 2015..lrm Golfers were startled near Walhalla when they heard sirens at the Falcon’s Lair course. Deputies were chasing a suspect across the fairways. The suspect apparently ditched his vehicle on the 8th fairway, got out and rand but was quickly caught. At…

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Probate Judge gets same-sex marriage requests

June 29, 2015

  Since same-sex couples won the right to marry, the office of Oconee Probate Judge has been getting, on the average, five or six permit requests a month. One of those applications was received after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling. Probate Judge Kenny Johns’ staff has counted 41 others since South Carolina started allowing the marriages…

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Smoke fills sky

June 29, 2015

A controlled burn todday in the area of West Union has filled the sky there with smoke, according to Oconee Emergency Services.

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Lightning inflicts damage

June 29, 2015

Friday night’s storm, packing thunder and lightning, caused heavy damage between Walhalla and Westminster. 963.WGOG NEWS has learned that seven prized cows were killed by a lightning strike at a farm off the Coffee Road. Those cows are estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. Lightning also caused damage to a cooling unit at Crossroads…

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Two criminal charges filed

June 29, 2015

A 25-year old Seneca man was jailed Saturday in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of a shooting off the Shiloh Road. Arrest reports list Jonathan Cole Bryson of Willow Creek Circle charged with assault and battery first degree and domestic violence second degree. A 19-year old Fair Play man has been identified as the victim of…

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Veterans relief effort benefits from fundraiser

June 29, 2015

Children enrolled this month in Vacation Bible School at a Westminster church raised $570 dollars for a veterans relief fund. The money was raised by the 101 children attending this year’s Vacation Bible School at Faith Baptist Church and turned over to the Oconee Veterans Affairs Office. Jenny Driver says the theme for this year’s…

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“We’re open!”

June 29, 2015
“We’re open!”

As Main Street Streetscape work continues on the north side block between Tugaloo and College streets, some merchants there are anxious about the possibility they will lose business.  This sign lets people know that, in spite of the construction, the business is open and doing business!

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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