Seneca halts one pickup service

The start of a new government year today for Seneca means a halt in one of the services by the city’s Public Works Department. Mark Krabbe, public works director, says a cost factor is behind the decision to stop curbside recyclable residential pick-ups. “All of our other residential services will stay the same,” Krabbe said. Customers may hold onto their […]

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In spite of rising levels, recovery resumes

More rain in the area has officials keeping a close eye on the rising levels of the Chattooga River. The effort to find and retrieve the body of the missing kayaker resumed this morning, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service.  With one-half year of the calendar year now complete, the Walhalla area has seen […]

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Year’s first horse death from EEE

The first death of a horse this year in South Carolina from Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in an announcement from Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. A foal from Sumter County that died recently tested positive for the disease. Two adult horses that died at the same farm around the same […]

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An NRC request of Duke Energy

Before a change is considered, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting more information from Duke Energy. It’s part of a current regulatory process involving the electric utility and the government agency watchdog. According to an NRC letter last week to Scott Batson, Site Vice President at Oconee Nuclear, the revision would permit each of the two Keowee Hydro emergency power […]

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Basic training completed

Air Force Airman 1st Class William Bates graduated from basic training in San Antonio, Texas. Airman Bates completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. He’s the son of Willie and Rita Bates of Walhalla and is a 2012 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Clemson woman’s ancestor played host to Earhart

Among the keepsakes for a long-time Clemson resident is a copy of the last known photograph of the famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Betty Higby recently showed that photograph to 96.3/WGOG NEWS and explained how her aunt, an Anderson resident, helped co-host a visit by Earhart—only days before the aviator and her navigator disappeared forever on an attempted flight around the […]

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Brothers Arrested in Seneca Drug Bust

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in the Seneca area on drug related Charges.  According to Spokesman Jimmy Watt of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, 38 year old Allen Ray Atkison of 115 E. Street was arrested and charged with distributing Lortab to an undercover agent of the Sheriff’s office. In addition, according to warrants, Allen Ray Atkison is accused […]

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Cofferdam expert visits Five Falls area

A cofferdam expert visits the Five Falls section of the Chattooga River today, as the Thomas Hill search operation starts to reach out to others to get new ideas. Meantime, raft-based search and dive operations are planned both today and tomorrow. Next week, some national search and rescue experts plan to visit the river area where, it’s believed, Tampa, Florida […]

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Police Make Arrest In Vandalism of ‘Howard’s Rock’

Clemson University Police today announced an arrest for the vandalism of the famed “Howard’s Rock” at Memorial Stadium, and they say more arrests could be forthcoming. Police Captain Eric Hendricks says 18-year-old Micah Rogers of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, was arrested Friday morning. He is facing a felony malicious injury to property charge and a misdemeanor charge for unlawful entry. Police […]

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City Hall roof to be fixed!

A roofing contractor driving by the Seneca City Hall could tell just by looking there was something wrong with the City Hall roof. He reported what he saw, and that led to the city’s insurer authorizing roof repairs. After an executive session last night, the city council agreed to hire a Greenville company, Turn Key Roofing, to fix the roof […]

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