“Crime is not on the increase,” Sheriff says

During the final year of Mike Crenshaw’s first term as Oconee Sheriff, crime overall did not increase.  Crenshaw delivered his annual report today covering the year 2016, when the county recorded only one homicide—compared to two during the previous year.  In another example, the county narcotics unit uncovered seven meth labs in 2016, compared with 22 during 2015.  Drugs remain […]

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The choice of the word “impasse” was incorrect

Seneca’s Ed Halbig says 101.7/WGOG’s headline “Seneca Re-zoning at an impasse” was incorrect.  A dictionary definition says impasse is a predicament affording no obvious escape, but Halbig actually told 101.7/WGOG NEWS, that the city planning commission would like more information before making a recommendation.  He is correct and the mistake belongs to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  W are happy to correct it.  […]

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Horace McKinley Bearden Jr.

  Seneca – Horace “Ken” McKinley Bearden, Jr., 63, passed away Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at his residence in Seneca, SC.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, February 24th at Seneca Baptist Church with the interment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Friday from 1-2 pm prior to services at Seneca […]

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Maria Asuncion Ramirez

Greenville, SC— Maria Asuncion Ramirez, 74, of 407 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Seneca Ward. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu […]

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Facade grants available Wednesday

Walhalla has amassed $10 thousand dollars to parcel out to downtown building owners for façade work.  It’s part of the city’s continuing re-vitalization to bring new life to the core business district.  And grants, in the amount of two thousand dollars, may be applied for at City Hall as early as Wednesday next week.  No deadline to apply has been […]

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Vote deferred on lowering power bill

At a meeting Tuesday, Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey introduced the idea of cutting the cost of electric power service for an elderly segment of the city’s retail power base.  Ramey proposed a 10% a month cut for those customers 80 years and older.  But her colleagues are reluctant to take such a step until they know whether slicing power bills […]

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Greenville man jailed in Oconee after I-85 stop

An early morning traffic stop yesterday on I-85 in Oconee County led to multiple charges and citations against a 30-year old Greenville man.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the attention of a deputy sheriff was drawn to a southbound vehicle that failed to maintain its lane, erratically hit the brakes, and slowed down its speed.  The traffic stop took […]

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Tamassee crash kills 62-year old man

A Wednesday afternoon car accident took the life of a 62-year old man, about two miles from his home.  John Charles Papendick was at the wheel of a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner and driving alone when the accident occurred at 3:35 on Choehee Valley Road near White Oak Farms Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said Papendick died at the scene of […]

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