The latest on possible plane down

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Moments ago, this statement released: “Oconee County Emergency Services is responding to the report of a small plane crash near Highway 123 at the Georgia/South Carolina State Line.  Multiple agencies from both South Carolina and Georgia are working to locate the crash site.  911 agencies both in Stephens County, Georgia, and Oconee County, South Carolina received numerous reports of seeing […]

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Search for downed plane

Oconee County officials are confirming a search is underway in a rural area for the possibility that a small plane crashed this afternoon between Westminster and the Georgia line.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says there was a confirmed May Day message received by the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, but no word on where the plane originated or where it was headed.  According to […]

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Wayne Stancil

Wayne Douglas Stancil, 75, of 415 S. Norris Drive, Norris died Thursday at the Rainey Hospice House.  He was the widower of Janice Stancil.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a-m Monday at First Baptist Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is […]

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Doris Evelyn Campbell Lang

Doris Evelyn Campbell Lang, 81, Dillon native, died Thursday after an extended illness.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 12 p-m at Dillon Church of God.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery in Dillon.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. […]

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TV thieves strike Wal-Mart

Surveillance images today picture a white male leaving the Seneca Wal-Mart this morning with two television sets.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, it was a case of shoplifting for which a Crime Stoppers award is available to the person who can provide information helpful to catching the shoplifter.  The white male was spotted getting into a black Audi sedan.  […]

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Red Cross needs volunteers

The Red Cross is preparing to shelter families and help those affected by storm and flood damage, but volunteers are needed to open and operate shelters and make disaster assessments.  Shelters provide a safe, warm, dry place during a disaster.  If you can volunteer, call 864/270-9575 or visit RedCross.org/SC and click on volunteer.  If you need help this weekend, call […]

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“I really have no comment on that”

Here’s is an addendum to our story about Oconee Public Defender Wilson Burr’s interest in running for Circuit Solicitor.  Asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS, if he is critical of how current Solicitor Adams has so far handled the Hammond death investigation and, if he were in office, how he would have handled it, Burr said, “I really don’t have a comment […]

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Prepare for severe flooding

“The heaviest rainfall is still to come.” And the state Emergency Management Division urges all South Carolinians to be prepared and ready “to act upon official instructions from preparedness officials.”  If flooding occurs in your area, do not walk thru moving water, do not drive into flooded areas, be aware of electricity issues, and do not walk thru flooded waters.  […]

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The latest on a two-stage investigation

The police in Seneca have worked thru the week on a two-part investigation that began Monday night at an apartment project on Lindsay Road.  The police narcotics unit followed up on the discovery of a meth lab at Fair Oaks Village, after officers earlier investigated a shooting there.  That shooting, Chief John Covington said today, is believed to have been […]

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Wilson Burr’s political aspirations in 2016

The Oconee Public Defender, Wilson Burr, has tendered his resignation, effective December 31, and says he is considering a run next year for 10th Circuit Solicitor.  The office is now held by Chrissy Adams.  Burr this morning described his political plans for 2016 as exploratory and depends on further feedback he receives from the community.  Burr says he’s motivated to […]

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