Search warrant leads to three arrests in Choehee Valley

  A search warrant served Thursday in Choehee Valley near Salem helped lead to the arrest of three people on drug charges.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, an undercover operative working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office on January 10th made a purchase of methamphetamine from a residence on Tamassee Lane.  The Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests […]

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Health care jobs available locally

Those interested in working in the local health care industry should mark January 28 on their calendars.  On that Saturday morning, starting at 8:30, job applications will be accepted and interviews will be given in the cafeteria of Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation center for the following positions:  RNs, LPNs, CNAs, social work and dietary.  According to Vanessa Jones at […]

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Students of the Month

The Seneca Rotary Club recently announced its January 2017 Students of the Month for the Seneca area schools. Pictured from left to right: Nehemiah Mayes (Blue Ridge Elementary), Andy Inabinet, Sandra McCall, Alyssa Galbreath (Northside Elementary), Heather Gibson (Seneca Middle), Lyn Norton, Noemi Romero (Seneca High), and Earnestine Williams.

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“The variance hearing went well”

  The way was cleared last night at the Seneca City Hall for a new home to be built at a Lake Keowee home development.  The board of zoning appeals approved Lonnie Martin’s request to vary the sideyard regulations at 1100 Loran Point.  According to Ed Halbig, the property involved is “a non-conforming lot  of record.”

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Improving the safety of South Carolina rural roads

In the opinion of the state’s transportation secretary, $50 million would be a good start in lowering the numbers of deaths that result from accidents on rural roads.  Christy Hall told the transportation commissioners, “South Carolina has the deadliest roads in the nation. Nearly 30% of our rural fatal and serious injury crashes take place on just 5% of our […]

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Fire fighters train to use second, 100′ ladder truck

Specialized fire fighting training continues today on the campus of Clemson University.  The fire fighters are learning how to use a new, 100-foot, 10-story ladder truck that arrived this week from the manufacturer in Ohio.  According to Bill Daniel, fire chief, the importance of his department’s second 100-foot ladder truck should not be under-estimated, considering the multi-story building boom that […]

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No Mayberry Fest in 2017

There will be no Mayberry Festival this year in Westminster, its chief organizer says.  Tom Rusk says there are several issues that lead him to consider returning the festival that commemorates an old time TV comedy next year.  As for this year, Rusk told 101.7/WGOG NEWS the issues are difficulty with funding, schedule conflicts with some of the guest artists, […]

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Clyde Thomas Vissage

  Seneca, SC — Clyde Thomas Vissage, 93, husband of the late Gertrude Thompson Vissage, of 321 West Sunsetstrip Drive, Seneca, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2017, at Bountyland Church of God with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will […]

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A mayor’s hope for the New Year

Westminster’s second-year mayor, Brian Ramey, has high hopes for 2017.  At the city council’s first meeting of the year, Ramey said growth is the number need one of his city, and he hopes that momentum from 2016 will continue into the New Year.  “We need Westminster to become a destination place for tourists, young families, and retirees.  We need for […]

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