Oconee General Sessions today

In Oconee General Sessions Court today, a trial date was set in the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette, a Westminster man charged with the murder of James Evan Tyner. The 21-year old Tyner was found dead at Blackjack Road and Mount Pleasant Road of a gun shot wound to the neck. In another case, Judge Alex Macaulay sentenced Millard […]

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Fire damages Oconee tractor

Fire caused heavy damage today to an Oconee County tractor, valued at $65 thousand dollars. The fire broke out at the county landfill near Seneca. No one was hurt but, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, the fire apparently was caused by a hose failure that sent combustible hydraulic fluid into the engine compartment. King says it appears the […]

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Holidays are a time for cheer, not a visit to the ER

Flu transmission rates typically increase around the holidays because of travel and crowds. You can take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe this season—especially in light of the CDC warning about the flu vaccine not being as effective as expected against this year’s strain. Sue Boeker, infection preventionist at Greenville Health System, can be heard on 96.3/WGOG NEWS […]

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Oconee supports harbor expansion

The seat of Oconee County government in Walhalla sits about as far away from the South Carolina coast as any  spot in the Palmetto State. But when it comes to commerce, the county leaders recognize the need to deepen the Charleston harbor. This week Oconee County Council approved a resolution to support deepening the harbor and shipping channel to allow […]

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Need health insurance?

For those in need of signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Oconee Democrats are offering help. According to Rosellen Aleguire, party chairwoman, the enrollment period is open now until February 15. Aleguire says members of her party are acting as certified ACA counselors. You may call 877/803-7608. You can also sign up […]

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Rotarians to hear message of hope, love and truth

At their meeting today, Seneca Rotarians are to hear from children’s advocate Abong Fankam, who investigated cases of child abuse and neglect as a social worker in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Fankam, born and reared in Cameroon, West Africa, was named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s 50 most influential women in 2014—the first time a native African has won that […]

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Arrest in Seneca stabbing

The police in Seneca have arrested and charged a 28-year old man in their investigation of a stabbing Tuesday night in the vicinity of 905 E. S. 1st Street. An arrest affidavit charges Kevin Troy Moyers with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. It further alleges that Moyers entered the victim’s bedroom, struck the victim in the […]

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