Suspect sought for alleged firearm possession violation

Oconee sheriff’s officers seek to serve a warrant charging possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.  The Sheriff’s Office has identified the man sought as Matthew Blake Sosby, 42-year old resident of Edgewater Drive, Westminster.  A deputy last month investigated a burglary at a separate Edgewater Drive home.  Some the guns taken in the burglary, according […]

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Crews encouraged that fire lines are holding

Fire fighters say there is now a good containment of the Pinnacle Mountain fire and describe it as dwindling within the perimeter.  However, for a second night an infra-red flight was prevented, but a new picture of the heat from the fire should be available tomorrow. Two days of rain have helped. Until the slick terrain and soaked ground dries, […]

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Fire ban still in effect!

Some government agencies have rescinded bans against outdoor burning, but not the U-S Forest Service’s Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County.  The fire ban there means no campfires or burning throughout the Andrew Pickens district.  The Forest Service requests that you keep in mind that while driving or parking in tall grass or weeds that fires can quickly be […]

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Beneficial rainfall totals

A three-day rain event has deposited 2 ½” of rain into Oconee County soils.  And weather observer Barbara Wilson of Walhalla says that’s exactly what the prognosticators had expected.  For the latest 24-hour period, Wilson measured a little more than ¾” of an inch.  Yesterday’s official Walhalla high temperature was 68 degrees; the Wednesday night-Thursday morning low came in at […]

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Governor’s Carolighting ceremony tonight

Governor Nikki Haley, First Gentleman Michael Haley and the First Family kick off the holiday season tonight on the north steps of the Statehouse in Columbia, and the public is invited.  Family festivities start at 6 and the program at 7.  This year’s state tree is a 35-foot sheared Concolor Fir that comes from a Christmas tree farm  in Swanton, […]

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Two part time magistrate posts to be filled in Oconee

Oconee County is looking for two persons to work as part-time magistrate judges.  State Senator Thomas Alexander requests those interested to notify the Legislative Delegation Office at 864/638-4237 of their interest.  An application form will be mailed.  To be considered, applicants at the least must have a four-year baccalaureate degree, at least 21 years old, a U-S citizen, and a […]

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