Nothing like a conspiracy theory at voting time

President Trump’s view is that he envisions a November race between him and the Democrat Bernie Sanders. But, with politics, there’s nothing like a conspiracy theory. And one that has reached 101.7/WGOG NEWS is that Republican Trump welcomes a match with Sanders, for he sees that as his easiest path to winning a second term. It’s a theory that we […]

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Electrical death at workplace

A nine-plus year worker at West Union’s Itron plant died yesterday from what the coroner calls an electrical injury while on the job. According to Coroner Karl Addis, Ronald “Ron” Eugene Vandiver sustained an electrical injury to both hands and he collapsed in a hallway in cardiac arrest. The 52-year old Clarkesville, Georgia resident worked as a senior lab technician […]

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Delays this morning

The School District of Oconee County will operate on a 2-hour delay for Friday, February 21, 2020. District staff will evaluate road conditions in the morning. A final decision on whether to remain on a 2 -hour delay or to close will be made between 6:30-7:00am. The announcement will be made through the district website, social media accounts and local […]

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Kerry cancels, Biden’s sister main speaker

Although he had been billed, John Kerry did not make it for the Joe Biden event in Walhalla.  But Biden’s sister, Valeri, was the main speaker.  Perhaps the most passionate remarks, however, came from a Biden campaign adviser, former CNN commentator Simone Sanders.  The Biden campaign large bus pulled up to Walhalla’s S. College Street where a large crowd squeezed […]

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Oconee Schools Dismissing Early

SDOC Weather Statement: A winter weather advisory has been issued for portions of Upstate South Carolina due to possible freezing temperatures, snowfall and widespread black ice. Due to potentially hazardous driving conditions during normal dismissal time, SDOC will dismiss middle and high schools at 1:00pm.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45pm.  In addition, all after school activities including YMCA child […]

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Missing Clemson student

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a 21 year old missing Clemson University student that was last seen at a residence in the Clemson area at approximately 11:00 pm on Sunday, February 16th. John Andrew Martin, Jr. is described as a W/M, 5’9”, 145 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a […]

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Three Oconee roads added to state’s work list

What are described as “extra funds” ($877 thousand) will be used to improve three state roads in Oconee County. The decision was reached this morning during a meeting of the county’s state “C” committee. That three-member group handles, at times, millions of state “C” fund monies that are designated for South Carolina counties under what used to be referred to […]

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The chiefs request more personnel

The chiefs of both the police and fire departments in Westminster made their case last night for more personnel in 2020-21. Both departments incurred job losses when the city council chopped city budgets in 2016 to avoid revenue shortfalls. But, as the mayor and council heard last night, the Westminster police and fire departments are having trouble staffing their shifts. […]

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Chamber director and Westminster get acquainted

The new leader of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, Joann Johnson, got acquainted last night with the leaders of the city of Westminster. Johnson is hoping Westminster will allocate $5 thousand worth of A-TAX funds to the operations of the chamber, which is now a voice for commerce in the county’s tri-cities of Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster. The city council […]

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