Trustees take on double duty

The summer recess is no time for Oconee school trustees to relax.  They are doing double-duty with a pair of meetings this afternoon and tonight.  The school board’s annual planning session is 2 o’clock this afternoon at district headquarters, with reports on construction and capital improvements high on the agenda.  At 6 tonight, the trustees hold their regular June meetings. […]

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Robin Sorrells

Westminster – Robin Lea Watson Sorrells, 71, wife of Edwin Richard Sorrells of 168 West Bennett Rd., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Souls Harbor Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1:30 – 3 pm, prior to the service at the […]

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Arrest in crimes at a Lake Keowee peninsula

Ten days after a burglary was discovered at a home on a Lake Keowee peninsula, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man as part of the investigation.  Law enforcement reports show charges of accessory before and after the fact to felony lodged against Jeb Daniel Hart, 54, of the Highlands Highway, Walhalla.  On May 29, Deputy Pelfrey investigated […]

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W. Union leaders focus attention on Anderson Street

A narrow West Union street is getting attention from the town’s elected leaders.  At their meeting Tuesday at Town Hall, the town council will talk about what can be done to make Anderson Street safer.  The street connects to West Union’s Main Street.  According to Mayor Linda Oliver, one option is for the town to consider taking over the maintenance […]

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Barnwell man charged in Anderson County incident

The state police have announced charges against a Barnwell man in connection with a burglary Tuesday at a home on Brown Road in Anderson.  The man charged, Jonathan Glenn Simpson, was wounded in a confrontation with an Anderson deputy sheriff.  According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the 55-year old Simpson was jailed and charged with burglary first degree, […]

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Bear was apparently traffic victim on SC 183

A medium-sized bear was apparently struck by a vehicle yesterday on SC 183/the Pickens Highway near Snead Road.  Neither the bear’s injuries, nor its outcome could be immediately ascertained by 101.7/WGOG NEWS and by the woman who discovered the bear.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office referred the incident to the South Carolina DNR.  

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The Marines are coming!

The Marines make their annual entry into Oconee County the week of June 19 for R-and-R—rest and relaxation.  The police and more than 200 motorcycles decorated with patriotic colors and flags will provide the escort for a parade that starts in Easley, makes its way thru Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson and, finally, onto 123 into Oconee County.  At Seneca’s East […]

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Duncan: 3rd District better off without Dodd-Frank

Congressman Jeff Duncan declares that the country and especially the South Carolina 3rd District are better off without the seven-year law that was designed to protect consumers and avert another financial catastrophe like the one in 2008.  Republican Duncan was in the majority for the House repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act and the approval of its replacement the Financial Choice […]

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Ex-NASA scientist to talk eclipse at World of Energy

The once-in-a-life phenomenon that will be this summer’s total eclipse of the sun will be the topic for a Duke World of Energy program next week in Oconee County.  A former NASA scientist, Myles Standish, will make a free lecture on the upcoming eclipse.  The program starts at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.  Standish’s presentation is expected to be informative and […]

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