Planning commissioners to organize

The New Year will give Oconee’s planning commissioners a chance to re-organize.  At their meeting Monday night, the commissioners will select officers for 2016.  Gwen McPhail currently chairs the commission.  They will also discuss and vote on priorities during the next 12 months. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three shoplifting arrests

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested three people during the Christmas holidays on charges of shoplifting.  Each of the accused displayed out of county addresses.  Alejandro Rodrigues Shropshire, 42-year old Toccoa, Georgia resident was jailed Christmas Eve after being issued a ticket alleging that he shoplifted items worth $950 dollars from Belk’s in Seneca.  Two other men were arrested on charges of […]

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Burn victim near Seneca

A woman in her 40s was reported stable with burns to her face and hands in an accident yesterday near Seneca.  According to a report from Oconee Emergency Services, the woman was burned while she burned debris in her yard on Edmond Crane Drive near the Davis Creek Road.  Buck Haney of Emergency Services said the woman was sent by […]

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Two charged after police chase

Sixty-six miles an hour inside a 35-mile an hour limit zone caught the attention of the Westminster police.  At the time late Saturday night, Corp. Isaac Moore was conducting stationary radar on the Dr. John’s Road inside the city limits.  A chase that ensued ended 10 minutes later with a crash on Blackjack Road at the Greenfield Road.  Chief Dean […]

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Singing the praises of “Project Mackinaw”

As one year draws to a close, Oconee’s economic development recruiter sings the praises of what’s believed to be a Michigan automotive supplier that will establish a manufacturing operation in a new Oconee industrial park in the New Year.  Richard Blackwell spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS today about “Project Mackinaw.”  It remains on the list of “hot” projects that Richard Blackwell, […]

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Car strikes culvert, driver-air-flighted

A car struck a culvert near Townville and rolled over with the driver inside.  That driver required an air-flight yesterday to a Greenville hospital, and his official condition was not made known this morning to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The accident occurred late yesterday afternoon on the Coneross Creek Road, about one-half mile from South Carolina 24.  Members of the Crossroads and […]

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Eight straight days of rain!

Barbara Wilson stays busy tracking all of this rain.  At her Walhalla Weather Station, she has recorded rain for the last eight, 24-hour periods of more than six and three-quarter inches.  Nearly two inches of rain in last three days alone.  December and November appear poised to go down in the record books of the Official U-S Weather Observer as […]

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“Ball Drop” idea arises too late

Seneca’s official New Year’s Eve celebration is a black tie-dinner event at the Lunney Museum.  But, to the disappointment of some, there will be no “ball-drop” later in the evening.  The idea had arisen to stage a ball-drop at nearby Ramcat Alley to coincide with the moment that the clock strikes twelve.  But City Administrator Greg Dietterick tells us that […]

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