James DuBois

Piedmont, SC – James Clifton DuBois, 74, husband of Linda McAlister DuBois, 117 Woods Lane, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Unity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12-1 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow […]

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Middle schoolers connect with a professional meteorologist

Science students in the 6th grade at Walhalla Middle School learned from a professional yesterday what it’s like to study weather.  Thru a video conference, the students hooked up with meteorologist Tom Padham of the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire.  The video conference by Skype allows students anywhere to take part in a live, inter-active technology that allows them […]

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Judge to mull damage award to ex-Walhalla student

A judge said today it’s clear to him there’s liability for civil damages as the result of a sexual assault that occurred two years ago on a bus carrying Walhalla soccer teams back from a match at Pickens.  Attorney Trevor White asked Master-in-Equity Steven Kirven to assess damages for his client against two former Walhalla students for their part in […]

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Oconee to consider deal to outsource building codes service

Edda Cammick says if you make a trip to Oconee’s administrative offices, you won’t recognize the county Building Codes Department.  The county is in the process of outsourcing the work to a private company, although Cammick says the county will retain twoof the inspectors who are skilled at their jobs.  (Earlier 101.7/WGOG NEWS incorrectly reported two inspectors are to be […]

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Bobbie Ann McCurry

West Union, SC— Bobbie Ann McCurry, 77, wife of Cecil Columbus McCurry, beloved mother and grandmother, of 523 Burnt Tanyard Road, West Union, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Following the burial, friends are invited to join the […]

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“NEXT” School graduation tomorrow night

The principal at the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge promises “a very personal and unique” ceremony for the first graduation at the charter school in Salem.  Fourteen students are to be graduated during tomorrow’s 6:30 pm ceremony.  Principal Joe Greenberg says each of the graduates tomorrow receives a customized diploma and an engraved rock.  NEXT is completing its first year […]

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Holiday driving can be a killer!

The unofficial start of summer begins this weekend with the Memorial Day weekend.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to travel safe. “According to a recent release from AAA Carolinas, we could see the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005,” says Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt.  “The release from AAA Carolinas stated that an […]

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Mandarin Chinese taught in Seneca schools

Oconee School District envisions the instruction of Mandarin Chinese as a way to develop global citizens.  The district employed its first Chinese teacher. Linda Sui, in 2015.  A second teacher, Rose Liu, was added this year.  Both Seneca Middle School and Seneca High School have been able to expand their Mandarin Chinese instruction.  The language is also being taught at […]

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Walhalla Pool ready for the season

Partly cloudy and upper 80s are forecast for Saturday and, for the Walhalla Swimming Pool, the key is no rain predicted.  Memorial Day weekend is the time for the 2017 opening of the Walhalla Swimming Pool, through a cooperation agreement between the city and the Foothills YMCA.  Yesterday Sarah Wilson, the pool director, stopped at 101.7/WGOG to say that the […]

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