Who in the wake of DeMint departure?

The political machinations are getting cranked up as to who Governor Haley will appoint to fill the rest of Senator DeMint’s term. Long-time Oconee Republican Devoe Blackston called Henry McMaster this morning, and kidding, greeted the former Attorney General with, “Hello, Senator!” According to Blackston, McMaster made clear he’d accept the interim appointment, should the governor offer it. Other S.C. […]

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Officer pounding pavement

Driving S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, from Fair Play to Gaffney, is one thing. Walking that route seems unimaginable. But an Oconee sheriff’s officer intends to do just that, for a good cause. Norman Dukes, school resource officer at Tamassee-Salem/Middle/High School, is seeking financial pledges to go toward Tamassee-Salem’s transition class (Special Needs Program) to help pay for […]

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Parade winners announced

Parade units from three Baptist churches were the winners during last night’s Christmas parade in Westminster. First place went to Retreat Baptist Church; second place to Madison Baptist Church; and third to Faith Baptist Church. Sandra Powell requests that representatives of all three winners contact her office to pick up their winning plaques.

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Army officer from Mountain Rest

At this holiday time of the year, an Army officer from Mountain Rest stationed across continents is thinking of home. Likewise, Scott Moore is being thought of here at home. After receiving an email hello today from Afghanistan, 96.3/WGOG will pursue a telephone interview with Lt. Col. Bradley Scott Moore. He’s serving in Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division (Air […]

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Duncan on 12/7/41

The surprise attack by Japan on the U-S Naval fleet in Hawaii is being remembered today by Jeff Duncan, South Carolina’s Third District congressman. Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, said, “As we pause to remember the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we are reminded of all those who have died in defense of freedom.” He called it […]

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I-85 fatality ID’d as Alabaman

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports that Franklin County authorities have identified the man killed late last week in a fiery truck crash on I-85. “The driver’s name is Mitchell Ray Faulkner,” said Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “He is from Glencoe, Alabama. The company he was driving for is Dairyman Supply, Inc. out of Gadsden, Alabama.” Franklin County investigators […]

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Clemson returns to normal

Clemson University classes and offices are back on normal schedule. Water service has been restored to campus but, until further notice, the boil water advisory remains in effect. For now, city of Clemson advises residents to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking. Any ice made from water that has not been boiled […]

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Friendship fire takes deadly toll

Fire late yesterday afternoon in the Friendship Community near Seneca left one person dead and a second person injured. The fatality was identified by the coroner as Charles Oglesby, 55 years old. Oglesby was found on the floor next to a burned mattress. Coroner Karl Addis said Linda Kay Christian, 46 years old, was airlifted from the scene at 215 […]

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