Walhalla Police name Second in Command

In 2013, a former deputy with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department will assume the number two job at the Walhalla Police Department.  Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks announces that Curtis Rogers has been appointed captain, effective January 1. Wilbanks held the rank of captain until he was selected as interim chief, to replace Tim Chastain. Rogers has 20 years experience serving […]

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Autopsy performed in Walhalla Traffic Death

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning on 82-year-old Will Kelley of Mountain Rest, who died Wednesday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center approximately 45 minutes after a single vehicle collision in Walhalla.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis reports that the autopsy determined he died as a result of blunt force chest trauma sustained in the motor vehicle […]

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Highway 11 Traffic Signal approved

Sister Station WGOG reports that traffic signals are in the works for a Highway 11 intersection north of West Union. It is the four-way intersection of Highway 11 at Fowler Road and Scenic Heights Road. WGOG reports that it is to be a cost-sharing project of the South Carolina DOT and the Oconee County “C” Fund Committee.  Due to a […]

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Year of Development in Seneca

This has been a year of development for the City of Seneca.  Three major projects were announced in 2012 by the city.  The largest being the announcement that Seneca would become the first all-electric fare free public transit system in the country.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details. “With the CAT bus to be able to make that happen was […]

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SC to lead National Fraud Prevention

South Carolina has been chosen as one of five states to help lead the nation in preventing unemployment fraud. The state Department of Employment and Workforce was selected for the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Task Force, Integrity Center of Excellence.  The Palmetto State will work with Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington to see how states can share information and best […]

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Spike in SC Highway Deaths

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is cautioning motorists about the escalating number of highway fatalities in the fourth of 2012.  Numbers had been down from last year until the holiday season, when travel increases.  Since November, 40 people have been killed on state roads and highways causing the yearly figures to even out with last year.  So far, […]

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Tips on keeping Computers Safe

In the digital age, protecting your computer means protecting your identity.  Hackers prey on unsuspecting individuals through discrete deceptions, says Garreth Jones, owner of Corner Technologies in Seneca. “Thank about what information you are giving to other people online.  The big thing is if you are on Facebook or other social media sites, be careful about the clues you give […]

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Job Forecast for 2013

The job forecast for 2013 is positive.  CareerBuilder.com reports that hiring managers plan to add employees in the New Year; however, a few also said they would be downsizing.  CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz explains. “If you look at the number of employers that are hiring, that’s increased three percentage points to 26%, if you look at the number downsizing that has […]

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