“Town Hall” meeting for builders

101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that Oconee County builders have been  invited to a town hall meeting at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in County Council Chambers.  The meeting is set two hours before the start of tomorrow night’s council meeting, at which the council is to get legal advice and talk about contract matters involving the switch to a private company […]

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A special summer camp for Oconee children

    Fresh out of school for the summer, about 40-45 Oconee boys have started a one-week camp arranged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to instill good character traits.  A week full of activities was outlined for the boys who can look forward to fun and experiences that should benefit them in the future.  The campers get to inter-act with […]

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Ribbon cut for Walhalla Senior Center

  What used to be school maintenance space and classrooms for home economics are now the places to go for senior citizens in Walhalla and the northern part of Oconee County.  State Senator Thomas Alexander cut a ribbon this morning for the opening of the facility in part of the former Walhalla Middle School on Razorback Lane.  There isn’t much […]

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Accident UPDATE

One person was sent to the hospital after an early morning accident on highway 28 near Walhalla.  A car and a pickup truck collided around 5:30 this morning at the 28 entrance to Scenic Plaza Shopping Center.  The impact left a lot of debris on the roadway for responders to clean up.  The kind of debris was typical of what […]

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Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op trying to get greener

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is an example of a U-S company that’s attempting to reduce emissions with its venture into solar power production.  But Blue Ridge spokesman Terry Ballenger said the future of power production will likely remain with the traditional sources nuclear, coal, or natural gas.  He commented Friday on President Trump’s decision move to withdraw the U-S from […]

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Duke partners with Friends of Lake Keowee

Duke Energy workers met a volunteer initiative during May by taking part in a company-sponsored litter pickup along the shorelines of Lake Keowee.  They also helped Friends of Lake Keowee place fish attractors underneath a lake fishing pier.  On behalf of those Duke volunteers, the company awarded a $500 dollar grant to “FOLKS.”

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Traffic fatality south of Seneca

A motorcyclist lost his life yesterday morning in an accident five miles south of Seneca.  Killed was Eric Ray Sutherland of Anderson.  Coroner Karl Addis said the accident occurred at 7:55 am on Edgewood Drive in the Crossroads Community, not far from the home of Sutherland’s sister.  According to the highway patrol, Sutherland’s motorcycle went left of center and collided […]

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Tourism leader is retiring at Pendleton

Lake Hartwell Country Regional Tourism Executive Director Vicki Fletcher announced today that she will retire on June 30, 2017.  “I have enjoyed my tenure as only the third Executive Director in the 51-year history of Lake Hartwell Country, formerly known as Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission,” states Mrs. Fletcher.  “As a trailblazing organization that came on the scene […]

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Disaster loans available to offset drought damage

  The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that June 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Oconee County, South Carolina as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 18, 2016. “This county is eligible because it is […]

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