Augmenting SC’s trooper force

September 9, 2013

The first to be called when an accident such as Saturday’s occurs in South Carolina is a state trooper. Budget cuts, however, have reduced the force statewide which means, at times, it’s hard to find troopers when you need them. State Senator Thomas Alexander wants to change that. Alexander met last week in Oconee County…

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Saturday accident leaves one dead, one hurt

September 9, 2013

A one-car weekend accident in Oconee County killed the driver and injured his passenger. Coroner Karl Addis reported the death of Jason Patrick Smith, 47 years old, of Courtney Smith Drive. The accident occurred on the Wolfstake Church Road, near Courtney Smith Drive. According to the highway patrol, the car Smith drove hit a tree.…

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Fire destroys rural Oconee home

September 9, 2013

A late night fire near Westminster has destroyed a home, but its two occupants were unharmed. All belongings in the home were lost and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing temporary assistance. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, cause of the fire at 220 Chevis Mountain Road in the Cleveland…

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College Football: UGA rebounds; Clemson rolls; Furman loses

September 8, 2013

In college football on Saturday: At Sanford Stadium in Athens, Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgia’s beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina 41-30 for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East. At Memorial Stadium in Clemson, quarterback Tajh Boyd and backup…

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Landrum sends Walhalla to 0-2

September 7, 2013

The Walhalla Razorbacks are 0-2 following a 49-34 loss to the Landrum Cardinals in 96.3 WGOG’s high school Game of the Week on Friday. WGOG’s Player of the Game honors went to Landrum quarterback Aaron Bryant, who rushed for 306 yards and 5 touchdowns. Bryant also passed for 226 yards and another score, to tally…

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Speaker salutes Westminster and confident for bright future

September 6, 2013

The speaker for the luncheon marking the 52nd South Carolina Apple Festival explained just how important the tourism business is to South Carolina and how small town Westminster plays an important role in that. “Tourism in South Carolina represents a $16 billion boost to our state’s economy,” said Marion Edmonds. He is the 35-year director…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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