KKK literature distributed in Walhalla

Some Walhallans were surprised to find literature from the Klu Klux Klan left on their property, and at least one called law enforcement.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has confirmed his office received a few reports over the weekend and is following the reports with an investigation.  Crenshaw told 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “My thoughts on this include the people behind it wanting some […]

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Public marriages still a big business in Oconee

There was a lot of love in evidence during the year 2016 in the offices of the Oconee County Probate Judge in Walhalla.  Figures gathered by Judge Kenny Johns show that hundreds of couples demonstrated a commitment to make matrimony last a lifetime.  Johns and his staff issued 660 marriage licenses last year, generating fees amounting to $24,850.  More than […]

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Roundabout proposed near Pickens

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, concerning proposed intersection improvements at SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) and S-95 (Jameson Road) east of the City of Pickens. The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dacusville Community Center, 2671 Earls Bridge Road, Easley and will have […]

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Art contest centered on theme of peace

The winning artwork by students at Seneca Middle School is on display for the rest of the week at Martha’s Marketplace Café in Walhalla, according to an announcement by the Seneca Lions Club.  Lions club members Nancy Bock and Jim Atkinson chaired a committee that judged the winners of a poster contest to the theme of “A Celebration of Peace.”  […]

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Car accident fatality in Anderson

  The police are reporting a car accident fatality this morning on I Street in Anderson.  Tony Tilley, spokesman for the Anderson police, says an investigation is in progress to determine the cause of the accident.  The police are referring reporters to the coroner for the identity of the victim.

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Duke workers observe King Day of Service

Across South Carolina, at Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy workers yesterday took part in the national MLK Day of Service.   Oconee Nuclear Station partnered with the United Way of Pickens County to assemble literacy kits for Title 1 schools–especially children who are on free and reduced lunch. The kits assembled focused on financial literacy for elementary school students and middle […]

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Walhallan chides Duncan for pro-gun vote

A Walhallan is taking to task the Third District representative for his pro-gun vote as a way to help hunters save their hearing.  In a letter to Republican Jeff Duncan, former Oconee Democratic Chairwoman Maxie Duke is critical of the House vote to ease rules governing silencers.  Duke says, “My brothers were hunters, as well as my husband.  They never, […]

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Motorcyclist killed in his driveway

A 49-year old Pickens County man died in a motorcycle accident in his driveway.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim, Gary Joseph Carlson, was a helmeted driver of a Harley Davidson in the accident Saturday night at 125 Lighthouse Lane, Pickens.  The accident is being investigated by the highway patrol.

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New bus stop at Southern Wesleyan University

A new bus stop has been established on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central to serve students and others in the community.  The bus stop was made possible by collaboration among university officials and Clemson Area Transit, the Federal Transit Administration, Pickens County and the town of Central. CATbus’s fare-free system has served Southern Wesleyan’s campus for more […]

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