Three-vehicle smashup on SC 188

Two pickup trucks and an SUV collided on SC 188 this afternoon in front of the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca.  Responders say three people were hurt, including a girl who was sent by helicopter for treatment.  She was described in stable condition, according to a responder who spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS. Two of the vehicles wound up wedged against […]

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Greenville man charged with home burglaries in Oconee

  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, deputy sheriffs in Greenville County found stolen items from Oconee County in the possession of a Greenville man.  That man has now been arrested and charged with burglaries near Seneca on Fernwood Drive and the Wells Highway.  The crimes occurred in May. Jewelry and other items were stolen. The Sheriff’s Office identifies the […]

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Drill planned tomorrow at elementary school

The School District of Oconee County is assisting FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) in a nuclear evacuation drill at Keowee Elementary School on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  “We sent letters home to all parents at the school,” said Steve Hanvey, Assistant Superintendent of Operations. “However, we also want to alert the community about the drill. People may see buses escorted […]

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Accident UPDATE

South Carolina Hghway Patrol reported 12 people injured in this morning’s pickup truck-church van accident on I-85 in Anderson County.  The accident around 10 this morning left the soutbound lanes blocked to traffic, but by the noon hour, according to trooper Joe Hovis, one of the lanes had been re-opened.  Six ambulances responded, Hovis said.

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James Linwood Wirtz

  Westminster, SC — James Linwood Wirtz, 64, husband of Cindy Ann Lau Wirtz of 161 Lewie Street, Westminster, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Davenport Funeral home with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 […]

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Oconee’s loss is Spartanburg’s gain

Formal announcement was made late this morning that Michelin North America, Inc. will build a distribution center in Spartanburg County. The development had been pursued for more than a year by Oconee County for its Golden Corner Commerce Park, but word came in February that Oconee had been eliminated from Michelin’s expansion plans.   For the Spartanburg area, the distribution center […]

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I-85 accident

An I-85 accident is believed to have shut down the southbound lanes in Anderson County. According to information received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS the accident shortly before 10 this morning involved a truck and a church van in the vicinity of exit 9.

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World Rabies Day is Wednesday

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) joins other health agencies on Wednesday to mark World Rabies Day.  The effort is aimed to end the deadly virus. To help increase awareness about the importance of rabies prevention, DHEC is hosting a social media photo contest featuring vaccinated pets and livestock. South Carolina residents can submit their photos for […]

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Fred Delano Brock

Walhalla, SC – Fred Delano Brock, Jr., 88, husband of the late Hazelene Oliver Brock, of 758 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, SC, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will […]

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