A career ends, after 37 years

Bob Winchester announced today his retirement after 37 years as the executive director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  He is only the second person to have held the job.  Here’s Winchester’s announcement as sent today to reporters:  “I am retiring from the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority for personal reasons, after 37 years. I am proud of the […]

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Kevin Ramey to challenge for Pioneer seat

  A challenge is in the works for at least one board seat during tomorrow’s nomination meeting at the Pioneer Rural Water District, 101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned.  The challenger will be Townville resident Kevin Ramey, who was working this morning to ensure that his name will be placed in nomination.  Ramey seeks Seat #2 now held by Tommy Grant, who […]

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17 sought in Walhalla-led drug roundup

  “Operation Mayday 2017” is a Walhalla police-led roundup of 17 drug suspects charged in 20 arrest warrants.  According to Chief Ronald Wilbanks’ announcement, his department is receiving assistance from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for an operation that started early yesterday morning and will continue until all suspects are caught.  So far, the police have identified five people arrested:  Latacha […]

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Efforts to create global awareness of Seneca treasures

Seneca leaders saw examples last night of the city’s new efforts to create greater awareness of a pair of treasures, for which the city takes pride.  One is the newly-completed Strickland Museum, Seneca’s official museum for African-American history.  The other, the collection of fine furniture and related valuables acquired by the city’s director of museums, Dr. John Martin.  Last night […]

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Seneca financially strong and growing, says auditor

  In the opinion of the Seneca’s outside auditor, the city is financially strong and growing.  Mike Stancil’s accounting and review of Seneca’s finances covering the year ended June 30, 2016 was approved during last night’s meeting of the city council.  Stancil gave the city a clean, unmodified opinion.  Once again, there is no management letter that would indicate improvement […]

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Carolyn Williams

Lancaster, SC – Carolyn Addison Williams, 80, wife of Kenneth Hollis Williams, of 5040 Tabernacle Road, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at her residence. A private graveside service will held.  The family is at their respective homes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice of Lancaster, 901 W Meeting Street #201, Lancaster, SC […]

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