Don’t Waste Food S.C.

South Carolina government agencies are getting behind a campaign to reduce the number one item thrown away in the state: wasted food. One out of six people struggle with hunger in the United States, yet food waste is the largest component being sent to landfills and accounted for 21 percent (35.2 million tons) of the nation’s waste in 2013. South […]

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Anderson woman is national GOP delegate

Anderson resident Susan Aiken is packing her bags for Cleveland, Ohio for next week’s Republican National Convention  As a delegate from South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District Aiken, like delegates from across the district, is committed to voting for Donald Trump to gain the GOP nomination for President—and that’s despite the fact that Marco Rubio was her first choice.  But she […]

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Campus landmark in its final days?

The life of a Clemson University landmark may soon come to an end.  A committee report calling for the demolition of the Clemson House, which sits on a perch above the main campus, is on the agenda of this morning’s meeting of the university board of trustees.  If the Clemson House is demolished, the demolition will be another change in […]

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Emergency calls in Seneca

Rescuers came to the aid of a worker who apparently encountered a medical problem at the bottom of a pit this morning at the Oconee wastewater treatment plant at Seneca. The man, identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS as a contract employee, was doing some cleaning at the bottom of the pit.  He was taken for medical treatment.  Police, fire, and other […]

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Georgia and South Carolina to collaborate on I-20 project

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley jointly announced a state partnership for an estimated $75 million project to replace the existing Interstate 20 bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, and to widen a portion of I-20. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell R. McMurry and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary […]

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Murals to adorn wall at water plant

  Two artists are being recognized by Seneca for the murals they will affix to the wall in the atrium of the city’s re-built water plant at Normandy Shores.  The city decided that the long wall in the atrium of the new building needs to depict the local education and history.  So, the idea of a contest was born.  At […]

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Potential economic development project “Laser”

The agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council calls for a private session for the county to talk about the potential economic development project code-named “Project Laser.”  The office of the Oconee Alliance recently said this about Project Laser:  “Existing Oconee firm looking at placing a new business line at either one of these locations—Oconee, Arkansas, Texas or […]

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Sirens to sound as a test

At approximately 11:50 this morning, it’s a regular three-minute test of the sirens that are positioned to warn of an emergency at the Oconee Nuclear Plant.  It is to be a test only, to ensure the sirens work properly.  Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate.  In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal to tune to a […]

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Water plant bid opening August 25

Plans detailing Pioneer Rural Water District’s treatment plant project are displayed on a table inside the conference room at district headquarters in Oakway.  The retail water supplier for parts of Oconee and Anderson counties is within weeks of knowing which contractors are interested in building their 2.5 MGD treatment plant at Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park on highway 59.  […]

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Four wrecked cars

State troopers categorize late yesterday afternoon’s accident near Clemson as a two-car accident whose impact involved two other cars.  Two people were reported injured in the 5 o’clock hour accident at U-S 123 and 93 near the Hartwell Village project, and one person was believed to have been sent by ambulance to a Greenville hospital.  The accident temporarily blocked part […]

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