State of Oconee will have an education focus

  Education matters is the slogan and focus of this year’s State of Oconee Luncheon.  The event this Friday will take place at Oconee’s newest school, the first-year Walhalla High in the Picket Post Community.  The event is presented by the county’s three chambers of commerce to highlight why “education matters” for the continued growth of the community.  The luncheon […]

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“SWAT” deployment ends with man’s surrender

David Michael Brown

The deployment of the Oconee “SWAT” team ended with the surrender of a man who sheriff’s officers say barricaded himself inside his home early yesterday near Seneca.  David Michael Brown was arrested and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on S. Stonegate Drive near the Wells Highway.  Officers say the wife of the 31-year old Brown […]

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Missing man died of gunshot wound

A post-mortem exam has confirmed that a man who went missing in Oconee County died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  A search team with a cadaver dog on Friday found the body of Canton, North Carolina resident Jeffrey Scott Turner off the “Blue Tail” trail near Big Bend Road north of Mountain Rest.  Coroner Karl Addis says the result of […]

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Collete Dawn Preiss

Collette Dawn Preiss, 43, of 1228 Stillwater Drive, Seneca, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, prior to the service […]

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Monday’s weather worries

With the second winter storm of the season possibly on the horizon, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is making preparations and stands ready to respond. “Monday is President’s Day and will be a county holiday with all county governmental offices closed,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “However, the Sheriff’s Office is making preparations now for a weather system where […]

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Coroner sent to Mountain Rest

A public safety responder has confirmed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS that the coroner has been called to the rescue and search area at Mountain Rest. Crews searching the Big Bend area of Northern Oconee County located the body of an adult male. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said, “We do not have any additional details to release at this time. More […]

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Gladys Wiladine “Dinky” Peay

Gladys Wiladine “Dinky” Peay, 83, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Seneca Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park in Seneca, SC. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral […]

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