Lake Keowee boat fire

96.3/WGOG NEWS has received word of a boat fire this morning at a marina belonging to the Cliffs home development on Lake Keowee.  Having occurred on the Pickens County side of Lake Keowee, the Keowee Vineyard Fire Department responded.

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Be careful on South Carolina 107!

State troopers reported accidents this morning on 107–a northern Oconee County state highway.  Two accident occurred there within 45 minutes and both resulted in injuries to some or all of those persons involved.  The first accident occurred at 107 and SC 130.  The second was on 107 at Fish Hatchery Road.

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20-year old man ID’d as wanted suspect

 A 20-year old man near Seneca was identified today by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as a suspect wanted in a series of crimes on Doyle Drive near the Hopewell Baptist Church. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Andrew Poole Jr. of Owens Road is wanted by deputies regarding three incidents—burglary, vehicle break-in, and possession of a stolen car. Investigators say […]

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Thirft: I-85 corridor “very appealing”

At times, relations among Oconee’s policymakers and the authority that provides sewer have been frayed. But all was good today, as partnership was demonstrated as the Joint Regional Sewer Authority turned over a check worth $960 thousand to the Oconee County Council. The funds are to help pay the bills for the first part of the county’s “Sewer South” venture […]

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Duncan and 83 other Congressional members

According to the office of Congressman Jeff Duncan, 84 members of Congress signed onto a letter drafted by the South Carolina Third District Congressman asking the EPA to rescind newly-proposed carbon regulations. Duncan and the others say those regulations will mean high costs to American families and damaging economic impacts. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, a retail electric power supplier in […]

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Final hospital vote June 25

The board of directors at Oconee Medical Center will gather for a noon hour meeting next week, and it’s anticipated that that is where and when the board will cast a final vote to join the Greenville Health System. Hunter Kome, chief operating officer for OMC, says the Wednesday, June 25 meeting will come two days after the board holds […]

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Check to be presented for I-85 sewer

At a ceremony this morning, OconeeCounty receives a large check to be applied to a project to bring sewer service to the county’s I-85 corridor.  At 10 this morning in council chambers, a check for more than $950 thousand dollars will be presented by Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to Joel Thrift of the County Council.  The […]

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