Construction is underway

Construction has started on three fire department substations across Oconee County.  Plans for a fourth substation in front of the Hamilton Career Center at Bountyland are with the architect.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, has identified the areas where substations are now being built as Shiloh Road, Chattooga Ridge Road, and Choehee Valley Road.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Transferring a state-owned road

At its meeting next week, Clemson City Council will discuss something that the Oconee County Council has been loathe to consider.  It’s accepting ownership and maintenance of a state-owned road.  In this case, the proposal is for Clemson to add North Clemson Avenue to the city’s inventory of streets.  Clemson City Council meets Monday night at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee County Council to organize for 2016

The new Oconee County Attorney, David Root, will preside temporarily at the start of County Council’s first meeting of the New Year.  Root’s job Tuesday will be to call the meeting to order and to hold the gavel until such time as the council completes its annual task of electing a chairman.  District Two’s Wayne McCall holds the office currently […]

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Opening the spillways!

Above-normal rainfall in the basin of the upper Savannah River has prompted the Army Corps of Engineers today to make controlled spillway releases at the three major dams.  Late word from a Corps’ spokesman is that the Thurmond spillways were opened at 4 o’clock this morning.  The Hartwell and Russell spillways are now on schedule to be opened this afternoon or tomorrow. […]

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Fatality discovered at Mountain Rest

The body of a 44-year old Anderson woman has been removed from wreckage discovered yesterday afternoon in a remote part of Oconee, north of Mountain Rest.  Coroner Karl Addis says the collision involving the vehicle in which responders found Janet Lynn Cason is believed to have occurred around 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The vehicle was headed north on 107, ran […]

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Sex Offender Registry arrest

The failure allegedly to properly register as a sex offender has landed a 32-year old Walhalla man in the county jail.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Clyde Anthony Webb was jailed last night in Walhalla, charged with sex offender registry violation third or subsequent offense.  According to Sgt. Winchester, Webb last registered August 20 and was required to register in […]

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Walhalla Main Street property changes hands

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For many years a Main Street, Walhalla property served as the city’s only funeral home.  Now a religious-based outfit will breathe new life into the building there.  Christ Central Ministries previously was approved for a one-year lease to use the county detention center, once the new jail building is occupied.  Sources tell 101.7/WGOG NEWS that CCM will now use the […]

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The near non-stop rain and its challenges

This is no day for a walk in the park.  For that matter, it’s advisable to keep the kayaks out of the raging rivers.  But the business of sewage flow and treating sewage goes on—though, for Oconee County, there are challenges.  And those challenges, as explained by Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, were two sanitary sewer […]

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Solid waste facilities schedule

Today is Wednesday and, like most Wednesdays, all Oconee County recycling centers (formerly referred to as manned convenience centers) are closed today.  We have the remainder of this New Year’s week schedule for all Oconee solid waste facilities on today’s regular news broadcasts. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Attempted murder of a police officer

The police in Anderson are asking for the public’s help this week to solve an incident in which an attempt was made to kill one of the department’s officers.  Around 2 o’clock on the morning of November 16, Officer Kristin Brady encountered a masked individual on the dead end of Edenbrook Drive in the Oak Ridge subdivision near Miracle Mile […]

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