Question raised: Murder or self-defense?

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has released the following statement on the investigation of a fatal shooting last weekend near Westminster:  “Since Sunday evening, when deputies and investigators were dispatched to the scene of a reported shooting at 350 Brock Road near Westminster, the Sheriff’s Office has been investigating this case in which one individual, 33 year old Jesse Eugene Mulkey […]

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Recycling Centers open tomorrow!

Normally closed on Wednesdays, all Oconee County recycling centers will do business tomorrow—starting at 7 o’clock in the morning until 7 PM.  Hours for the recycling centers on Thursday, Christmas Eve, will be 7 a-m to 3 p-m.  After 3 Thursday afternoon, those facilities will be closed until Monday.

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Stay safe this holiday period!

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With several busy days ahead for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering safety tips as you prepare to celebrate.  Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, says, “If you do plan on traveling, there are things you can do before you hit the road to help make your vehicle safe.  First, […]

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“DHEC” gets complaint from Seneca

At the 10 o’clock hour this morning, it’s believed South Carolina DHEC officials are to meet with Seneca representatives.  A spokesman for the Department of Health and Environmental Control tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “We received a complaint regarding the improper disposal of construction and demolition material at this location and we are currently investigating. As part of the investigation a meeting […]

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”Real-Time Re-entry”

Keeping guns out of the hands of ex-offenders is the purpose for a new partnership among the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the South Carolina United States Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The project, called “Real-Time Reentry” focuses on violent offenders and gang members who, after their release, re-offend with firearms while still under […]

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Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell, 53, of 114 Colonial Drive, Toccoa, Georgia died Sunday at Stephens County Hospital.  A memorial service will be 4 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sanidfer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Rose Freeman Addis

Rose Freeman Addis, 92, of 120 Autmnwood Lane, Apartment 22, Walhalla died Sunday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Andrew Addis.  A celebratiion of life will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to College Street Baptist Church, 407 S. College Street, Walhalla, SC  29691. Family members are […]

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Willie Ramey

Willie Lee Ramey, 82, of 126 Blackjack Road, Westminster died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the widower of Bertha Elizabeth Watkins Ramey.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel and burial will follow. The family is at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Rowland, 130 Blackjack Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers […]

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