Graham shakes hands, poses for pictures

Lindsey Graham, the Oconee County resident whose service as a U-S senator has cast him in a national spotlight, enjoyed his return to his home area today. He’ll occasionally make it back from Washington to appear at the annual Oktoberfest luncheon, as he did today. He was able to greet friends and acquaintances. And, with reporters on his way in, […]

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Natures shines on Ok’fest’s opening day

Official ceremonies to start the Oktoberfest weekend are 6 o’clock this evening at Walhalla’s Sertoma Field. The unofficial start is always the community feed under the tent where the featured delectable, as always, was bratwurst in recognition of Walhalla’s Germanic founding. The weather was sunny and comfortable temperatures, but the concern is that rain tomorrow could dampen the rest of […]

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A reminder to beware of emergency vehicles

Here’s a timely reminder to all of us who get behind the wheel for a trip at the start of this October weekend.  South Carolina has a law that forbids private vehicles from driving around emergency vehicles that are on the road working an accident or some other incident.  Not only is it against the law but passing too close […]

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Bumper-to-bumper mishap on detour route

Three cars headed the same way had a bumper to bumper accident this morning on the Oktoberfest detour route. One public safety responder said a bright sun that faced the motorists could have played a part in the accident on N. Broad, between College and Catherine streets. While 101.7/WGOG NEWS was at the accident scene an evaluation was being made […]

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Trail and greenway connection possible for Oconee

The head of an upstate life quality organization says a workshop held yesterday in Oconee County proves that there’s interest for the Golden Corner to make a trail and greenway connection that can offer exercise, recreation, and tourism benefits. Dean Hybl’s Ten at the Top staged a workshop meeting yesterday at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative for Oconeeans to brainpower […]

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New Habitat home will relieve family’s cramped conditions

Clemson University’s Homecoming week seeks to bring the community together in a way that hits home with the 26th annual Pickens County Habitat for Humanity house building collaboration. The Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build kicked off Wednesday on Bowman Field. Over the years, the Clemson community has built 26 homes that are still occupied and have given families opportunity and […]

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Oconee and Pickens in moderate drought

Oconee and Pickens counties are now in the category of moderate drought. The statewide committee re-evaluated all counties yesterday and, as it did, considered factors such as agriculture, forest fire potential, water supply, and water quality. At least one committee member declared that the drought has made for farming crisis. The committee heard from beef producers, forced to feed their […]

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Day one for Walhalla’s largest tourist draw

Near perfect weather is forecast for the start and opening festivities for the 2019 Oktoberfest weekend in Walhalla. The city has put in place a motor vehicle detour covering three Main Street blocks to facilitate pedestrian traffic for the downtown portion of the festival. And organizers are preparing for the annual community feed featuring authentic German food at 1 o’clock […]

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