Deputy investigates complaint on Singing Pines Road

A deputy ordered a man near Seneca this week to drop the gun he carried, and that started an investigation which led to multiple charges.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified William Eugene Franks Jr. as charged with Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person, First Degree Burglary, Petit Larceny and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.  In a separate incident, 43-year old […]

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Council to react April 26 to proposed budget

Nothing imparted last night by the Oconee County administrator on next year’s budget is, as yet, etched in stone.  The council members last night held back most of their comments and questions for another budget meeting—this on April 26.  But there were a few questions and comments.  District One’s Edda Cammick questioned Administrator Moulder’s plan to share two members of […]

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Live Radio Auction returns to WGOG

A live radio auction returns tomorrow to the airwaves of 101.7/WGOG.  The fun begins at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning when we sell store items, gift certificates and services offered by local merchants and business.  What’s available can be viewed ahead of time on our website at wgog.com.  All you have to do to get in on the fun is to […]

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There is beauty in Mayberry!

The first official events of the Mayberry Comes to Westminster 2016 festival are tomorrow’s Mayberry Beauty Pageants at 6 p.m. at West-Oak Middle School. There will be judging in four different categories to include Little Miss ages 10-12, Jr. Miss 13-14, Miss ages 15-18 and Mrs. Mayberry with no age limit.  A Best Dressed and Best Personality lady will be […]

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Budgets presented to Oconee County Council

The Oconee administrator proposes a tax increase, along with a re-application of debt millage, as a way to arrive at a balanced budget for general county government in 2016-17.  Scott Moulder, the administrator, recommends a 2-point-1 tax mill increase and moving 2-point-5 mills from debt service to the general fund.  Combined those mills, Moulder estimates, would bring in 2-point-3 million […]

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Joanne Victoria Rose

Joanne Victoria Rose, 79 passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her home in Waterside Crossing. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, located at 170 Bountyland Rd. Seneca, SC on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 am. A rosary will precede the service at 10:30 am. A luncheon will follow the service immediately afterwards in […]

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Counterfeit/forgery arrest in Walhalla

Months of investigation led to the arrest this morning of a Walhalla man who the police say is charged with counterfeit/forgery.  Law enforcement authorities identify the arrested man as Nathan Ashley Neal of Wagener Circle.  Capt. Paul Harris said, as part of the investigation, the police seized a printer and other materials from another address.  Harris says Neal was sent […]

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Parking lot crime at Anderson Wal-Mart

Leaving a window partially rolled down in a car parked at an Anderson store this week apparently was enough for a thief to reach in, unlock the door, and steal a woman’s purse that was left on the floorboard.  The police in Anderson are hoping someone from the public can come forward with information that leads to the arrest of […]

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Week of April 10 recognizes dispatchers

E-911Communications Center

In 2015, Oconee’s E-911/Communications Center received more than 85 thousand calls for help.  It’s a job that demands professionalism every day.  During National Public Safety Telecommunicator Appreciation Week, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw recognizes dispatchers everywhere.  The Sheriff’s Office expresses its gratitude also to those whose job it is to maintain the radios and the computer systems that dispatchers and emergency responders […]

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