Two Walhalla council members disclose election plans

Two Walhalla council members have disclosed their intentions for the 2017 political year in Walhalla.  Jennifer Crawford says, “I will not be running for re-election this year.”  Her colleague, Josh Holliday, said this when asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS on Friday:  “As of now, I will not be running.”  Walhalla municipal elections are held in November every two years.

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Scuba diving death at Lake Keowee

Authorities say a 43-year old Spartanburg County woman lost her life in a mishap late yesterday afternoon at Lake Keowee.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Angelia Marie Dover of Boiling Springs dived to a depth of 50-55 feet,panicked, and tried to re-surface.  She was diving with a companion near a swimming beach and diving area not far from the Oconee nuclear […]

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Two tractor-trailer trucks collide on I-85

State troopers have identified the drivers of the two tractor-trailers in this morning’s I-85 accident in Anderson County.  The accident occurred in the northbound lanes and backed up traffic as far as Georgia.  Lance Corporal Bill Rhyne said the accident occurred when the tractor-trailer driven by Danny Wells of Nicholson, Georgia struck a parked tractor-trailer driven by William Johnson of […]

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Busy 123 in Clemson will see road work next week

South Carolina DOT will begin full-depth patching, milling of the existing surface, and re-surfacing next week on U-S 123 in Clemson.  The work will take place starting Wednesday on U-S 123/Tiger Boulevard between U-S 76/Anderson Highway and Forest Lane.  The work will be done during daylight hours–meaning there will be lane closures and possible traffic delays.  The city of Clemson […]

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I-85 accident and ramifications for traffic

Traffic both ways on parts of I-85 in Anderson County was moving slowly this morning past a serious accident scene.  According to reports, there were multiple vehicles and injuries.  The wreckage is believed to include tractor-trailer trucks at the 9-mile marker northbound. Backups were described as far back as into Georgia.

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Tech to project fall enrollment

At their meeting on Monday, the commissioners who govern Tri-County Technical College will receive a projection on enrollment this fall.  Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tech President, will address enrollment–as well as several other items as part of his report at the meeting.  The Tech commission will meet at 12:30 pm Monday in the Pendleton Campus Board Room.

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I-85 back ups traffic northound

A serious I-85 accident this morning in Anderson County has created tie-ups for northbound interstate traffic as far back as into Georgia.  It’s a multi-vehicle accident, involving tractor trailer trucks, at the 9-mile marker.  Northbound 85 traffic is being urged to detour onto exit 4 at Townville.

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Roundabouts in the future at Clemson University?

Now that Clemson University has assumed maintenance for a long stretch of SC 93 thru the campus, those in the university’s planning and design office likely will look at what changes, if any, are needed.  SC 93 from the traffic lights opposite the President’s House to the Bill McLellan intersection across from the Esso Club could see change, officials have […]

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Scott behind bill to lift up foster youth

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has joined a handful of his colleagues, a mix of political persuasions, to offer a bill to help the country’s young who are aging out of foster care.  The “Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act” would allow priority preference for federal housing assistance for foster youth by allowing them to apply as early as 16 […]

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All Oconee libraries to be closed tomorrow

A countywide fiber optic network outage means all branches of the Oconee Public Library will be closed tomorrow.  It’ll be a network connectivity issue.  One Tone is moving its equipment from Oconee County facilities to its own network operations center in Walhalla, and the libraries are among the customers to be affected.  The work is set to start at 6 […]

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