Arrest made in one-year old burglary case

An arrest has been made in a one-year old case of home burglary near Seneca. It was a crime scene at which investigators found blood on the door and inside the house. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David Joseph Witherington, 34-year old Townville resident, on charges of larceny and burglary first degree. The burglary was reported in September […]

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Man charged with theft

A 33-year old man has been arrested and charged with stealing a car this summer in Fair Play. Law enforcement reports show the charge of grand larceny against Iva resident Shannon Dale Ashworth. The 33-year old Ashworth was named a suspect in a July 20 Oconee Sheriff’s Office report of the theft of a 1991 Ford Mustang convertible. At the […]

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Seneca students to perform in Greenville

 Two Seneca High students auditioned and were accepted in the Young Artist Mentor Program with the Greenville Chorale.  Bethany Williams and Khameelah Morris travel next week to FurmanUniversity to rehearse under the baton of Dr. Benjamin Vick.  They continue a tradition of Seneca High choral students performing with the Greenville Chorale.

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Storm strikes Oconee

A storm rocked Oconee for a couple of hours last night and blew down trees in various locations of the county. South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at Snead Road was closed temporarily because of a fallen tree. An oak tree that fell on a power line caused trouble on the Picket Post Road. Still another tree was reported on the […]

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Groundbreaking Thursday

Groundbreaking takes place Thursday morning in Oconee County for what promoters believe will be the finest 9-11 memorial in the Southeast. Everyone is invited for the 10 a-m ceremony at the 1.2 acre memorial site on n. highway 11, at the northeast edge of the new Walhalla High School property. The 45-minute ceremony will feature comments by a veterans’ representative, […]

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Felony DUI charges against driver

 A 52-year old Oconeean has been arrested and jailed as the result of Saturday night’s car accident near Seneca that killed two people and sent four others to hospitals. This morning’s report from the Oconee Detention Center lists charges of felony driving under the influence  against Drew Woodall Greene of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster. The South Carolina Highway Patrol identified […]

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Fatalities near Seneca tonight

Authorities say as many as five vehicles crashed early tonight at an intersection near Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis says two people have died in the accident, but the identities of those who died awaiting the notfication of next of kin.  The accident is believed to have occurred in the intersection of 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep Farm Road.  And the wreckage […]

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Spate of unlawful neglect charges and arrests

South Carolina DSS has taken custody of a two year old boy in Mountain Rest. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the arrest of a 27-year old Westminster woman, accused of unlawful neglect of a child. A deputy June 19 went to a Chattooga Ridge Road address to investigate suspected drug activity. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a […]

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Airport director to retire

After nine years on the job, Kevin Short is retiring as director of the Oconee Regional Airport. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Short’s job was posted on the county level, but the period for applications has now closed and the applications are in the hands of Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator. Short retired as an Air Force major in […]

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