Apparent suicide

What appeared first as the scene of a fatal traffic accident between Seneca and Clemson has turned into a separate kind of investigation. State troopers earlier reported a fatality at an accident scene of Bayshore Drive near Plantation Road, but Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the investigation has now turned to an apparent suicide. The victim is reported to have […]

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Fatal accident

96.3/WGOG NEWS has word that the accident this morning at Bayshore involves a fatality.   Coroner Karl Addis has been called to the scene, and the highway patrol is investigating.  The accident, at 6:45 this morning, was reported on Bayshore Drive and Plantation Road.

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State lawmakers and county council meet

At Seneca tonight, the Oconee state legislative delegation hosts its annual meeting with the Oconee County Council. The two groups meet jointly for the purpose of discussion of items that are mutually beneficial to Oconee County residents. The public may attend. The meeting begins at 5:30 at the Gignilliat Community Center.

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Fire call near West Union

Several Oconee County fire stations rolled out early this morning to a call on Amber Drive near West Union in the vicinity of the Blue Ridge Riding Club Road. No one was reported injured, but Rural Fire Control reported the nature of this morning’s call was unclear. It was first reported as a house on fire. Fire fighters were there […]

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Purpose behind lighting the fields

The grounds of the new Walhalla High School will be a brighter place Monday. The stadium lights will shine. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for Oconee School District operations, says a requirement of the warranty is that the lights burn 50 hours, as part of their start-up. The new high school, still under construction, remains on schedule for opening this August.

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Murder trial delayed to February

A prosecutor says not all test results will be available Monday from the state police lab. And Deputy Solicitor David Wagner confirmed today that next week’s scheduled trial, in which Westminster resident Shane Adam Burdette, is charged with murder will be delayed one month—until the February term of the Oconee General Sessions Court. At the age of 34, Burdette was […]

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Church tree the favorite at the World of Energy

Nearly 1,300 visitors during the holidays to Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County voted on their favorite tree as part of the 2nd Annual Festival of Trees. Receiving the most votes was the “Milk and Cookies” tree decorated by the United Assembly of God. In turn, Duke Energy representatives awarded $1 thousand to the United Assembly of God. The […]

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France meeting could be decisive for Oconee

Not often, if ever, has a transatlantic meeting had importance to Oconee County. But, in the next few weeks, a board meeting in Paris, France is likely to decide whether a much hoped for Michelin manufacturing facility will be a reality for Oconee County. Space for what is expected to be a tire distribution center is being reserved in the […]

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