Shoplifters struck Wal-Mart February 17

On Friday, February 17 two white males, working in tandem, stole items from the Wal-Mart near Seneca.  And now, a week later, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office remains on the lookout for the culprits.  The public’s help is requested in identifying the two.  One had a beard and wore a brown baseball hat and a long-sleeve shirt.  The other appeared in […]

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Cora Long

Walhalla, SC— Cora Elizabeth Bryant Long, 81, wife of the late Roy C. Long, of Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior […]

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Jerry Holbrooks

Seneca – Jerry Henry Holbrooks, 59,  husband of Martha Leroy Holbrooks of Return Church Road died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with a private burial at a later date.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral […]

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Clemson Extension makes announcement in Walhalla

South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers produce more profitable crops. During the recent meeting of the Oconee Fruit Growers in Walhalla, Clemson Extension announced the hiring of two new fruit crop specialists, Brett Blaauw and Tom Kon.  Both men have joint appointments with Clemson. Blaauw is a peach entomologist from the University of Georgia with research […]

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“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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