Walhalla policeman wins statewide award

A Walhalla policeman has won a statewide award.  Tyler Bishop has been recognized as the DUI Enforcement Rookie of the Year in South Carolina.  According to the Facebook page of the police department, “…Officer Bishop is a valuable team member at the Walhalla Police department. His work ethic and love for his job has made him a positive role model […]

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“I am worried about escalation over there” (N. Korea)

Congressman Jeff Duncan admits he’s worried about North Korea and tensions that might lead to an action.  When asked this afternoon if he’s worried about a North Korean nuclear threat, Duncan said, “I’m worried about escalation over there, sure enough,” Duncan said.  The Third District representative spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS, as he was about to start a tour this afternoon […]

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Walhallan to compete for Miss South Carolina

A senior at Walhalla High School is preparing to compete in this year’s South Carolina Pageant.  Morgan McCall gained a berth in this year’s pageant having won Miss Mauldin in February.  Her platform is personal.  Morgan speaks for the cause to manage diabetes.  The next Miss Carolina is to be crowned June 24 in Columbia.  Morgan is spending the time […]

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Oconee Democrats set their annual fundraiser

Oconee County Democrats look forward to an evening of food, entertainment, and political speeches.  The county Democrats’ annual fundraiser will be 5 to 8 pm Sunday, June 4 at the South Cove Park recreation building. Among the speakers lined up so far are Erin McKee, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, and former state Superintendent of Education Inez Tennenbaum—rumored to […]

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Pioneer Rural Water meeting re-scheduled

A meeting to nominate members to the Pioneer Rural Water Board, originally scheduled this afternoon, has been postponed.  The new date is May 11, according to Terry Pruitt, general manager.  In the meantime, Pruitt says the district will announce a series of “Town Hall” meetings across the district for the purpose of addressing the customers about the water treatment plant […]

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Vandals strike Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field

Vandals damaged Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field, property of the city’s former all-black high school during segregation.  Alerted by Rick Lacey, Seneca’s recreation director, city police officer Salinas discovered damage throughout what is now the Blue Ridge School Park.  The damage includes electrical wiring, broken power meter, broken glass, broken toilet lid, and holes in the walls of the closet/storage room.  […]

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Janie Louise Crumpton James

West Union, SC— Janie Louise Crumpton James, 92, wife of the late Alex James, Jr., of 440 East Main Street, West Union, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at West Union Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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