Search UPDATE

Here’s the latest on the search of a missing man in northern Oconee County, as provided by the office of county Emergency Preparedness:  “Oconee County Emergency Services is currently working with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Haywood County, NC Sheriff’s Office to locate an adult male that was reported missing over the weekend. The male’s vehicle was found late […]

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Search at Mountain Rest

Volunteers and others are searching cold and blustery Mountain Rest area today for a man not seen by his family since last weekend.  The missing man has been identified to 101/7/WGOG NEWS as an Asheville, North Carolina area resident not seen since last weekend.  According to Oconee Emergency Services, family members have been checking places the man frequents and found […]

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Lane closure notice in Clemson

  Strode Circle at Clermson’s Edgewood Avenue will be closed early this afternoon. According to the city, the closure is needed to open a manhole located in the middle of the street..  The manhole will be tied into the new pipe running down College Avenue.and the street will blocked until Saturday.  College Avenue traffic to and from Riggs Drive should use caution […]

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Student charged with threats via social media

In northeast Georgia a concerned student and quick response by the school and the police averted a potentially dangerous situation for Franklin County High School.  A student found a threatening post by another student on a social media site, and WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the student who allegedly posted the threats on Kik has been charged with terroristic threats […]

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Seneca accepts insurance settlement

After a closed-door meeting, Seneca City Council accepted cash payouts to cover the loss of a passenger bus consumed by fire while being repaired at a factory.   On a motion by Stuart Pohl, the city’s elected leaders accepted $765 thousand dollars from bus-maker Proterra, along with $38 thousand dollars from the South Carolina Insurance Fund.  According to Michael Smith, city […]

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West Union councilwoman hands in her keys

Out of frustration, West Union Councilwoman Sharon Zimmerman resigned last night and handed in her Town Hall keys.  Zimmerman expressed concerns that the lack of town office workers has stymied the day to day business of town government.  But the council last night approved the hiring of replacements for two positions.  West Union also has a help wanted sign out […]

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City councils hold private meetings

Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey says the city council took no action last night after a closed-door meeting related to the job of code enforcement.  Two other governing bodies, with their attorneys, also went behind closed doors.  At the request of town attorney Ann Sullivan, West Union Town Council went into executive session to consider a potential legal claim.  After its […]

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Doctors vote TO UNIFY

“The Medical Staff of GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital has voted to join the Greenville health System unified Medical Staff.”  That’s the start of a memorandum this morning from Dr. Todd Crowe, chief of the Oconee Medical Staff, to medical staff members.  In all, says Crowe, 71 physicians cast ballots, and unification passed 42-29 among the whole group. But, among only […]

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Guilty to federal firearm charge

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that Mark Stone entered a guilty plea in federal court in Anderson, to Possessing a Firearm after a Felony Conviction.  U- S District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the pre-sentence report.  Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that […]

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