Oconee felines to find new home in Virginia

The new Oconee Humane Society transfer van is leaving Thursday morning for its first out-of-state trip.  More than one dozen puppies and several adult dogs will be making the trek to a rescue group in northern Virginia. The dogs are to go into caring foster homes and some have adoptive families awaiting their arrival. According to Angel Newman of the county […]

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Which fish are safe to eat?

New information is available on how much of which fish is safe to eat from South Carolina waters. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control today released the annual state fish consumption advisory, which includes several new species and locations. Spotted bass in Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell, and largemouth bass in Lake Keowee have been added to this year’s […]

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Trehel gets double duty at SC 11 park

  The Clemson-based contractor Trehel Corporation will do double duty at the Oconee Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  101.7/WGOG NEWS received confirmation from Steve Hanvey of the school district that Trehel will serve as the general contractor for both the district career center and the adjacent Oconee County campus of Tri-County Technical College.  A spokeswoman for Tech, Rebecca […]

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Councilwoman wants to return “cutting town”

At tomorrow night’s meeting, Westminster City councilwoman Susan Ramey will urge her colleagues to support a call to bring back cruising, or cutting the town.  It’s an old time recreation activity that young people used to enjoy in all three of Oconee’s major municipalities.  But, for all intents and purposes, cruising has gone by the wayside for various reasons. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca home fire

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross are helping a Seneca family whose home was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. The Seneca Fire Department responded to the fire scene on Fair Oak Circle. The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the family of two adults and two children by providing services to meet immediate needs, including financial assistance […]

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Red Cross sends 16 South Carolina workers to Louisiana

Sixteen volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross in South Carolina are deploying to Louisiana to support relief efforts after excessive rainfall has resulted in moderate to heavy flooding across many parts of Louisiana. The Red Cross is coordinating with emergency management to open and support shelters as people are quickly forced to flee from their homes. Some of […]

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Schools re-open

The yellow buses are back on the roads this morning, so are student drivers and parents driving their kids to school on day one of the 2016-17 year in Oconee County.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent, predicts the schools will be ready for the students. There’s something new at the 20-year old Fair-Oak Elementary School.  Working have been completing a construction […]

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Customer Appreciation Day at Heritage Center

A customer appreciation day takes place tomorrow at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.  Leslie White, the curator, says the county’s depository for artifacts and memorabilia has overcome some recent challenges and is eager to show off its prized stuff, as well as what’s new.  Tomorrow’s event, featuring a $5 dollar a plate hot dog dinner, runs 11 a-m to […]

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Domestic abuse shelter’s 2nd year anniversary

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that the perpetrator uses to gain power and control over his or her spouse or intimate partner.  While that definition may be simple, ending domestic violence is something entirely different.  The program director for Safe Harbor, Julie Meredith, drew attention today to the multi-county services of her organization and this Sunday’s two-year anniversary […]

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