Indoor aquatic center pins hopes on November ballot

The project to build Oconee County’s first public indoor swimming pool combined with a general recreation center is headed for this year’s General Election ballot. It’ll be a referendum vote November 4—a proposition in which Oconeeans are being asked to accept an extra penny of sales tax in exchange for a variety of improvement projects countywide. One of them is […]

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Crenshaw to neighbors: “Bear with us.”

Oconee County officials have been receiving inquiries this week from concerned Walhalla residents that the height of the new jail will actually be higher than they’ve been led to believe. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking patience from those residents because, the sheriff says, he is getting assurance from the contractor that the finished building will actually be lower than […]

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Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

 Princeton University basketball player Clay Wilson’s Oconee County relatives have received the news that the rising senior is getting the chance to compete this summer in international competition. He’s Clay Wilson, son of former Walhallan Dean Wilson Owasso, Oklahoma and nephew of 96.3/WGOG account executive Ann Anderson of Walhalla. Clay Wilson has an invitation to join the Global Sports/All Star […]

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Software solution found in South Dakota

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw believes he has found the solution to his office’s software needs in the state of South Dakota. At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council is scheduled to consider a recommendation that Zuercher Technologies of Sioux Falls, South Dakota be awarded a sole source contract for a public safety software solution, at a cost of […]

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Senecan offered full-time job by BMW

A Tri-County Technical College graduate from Seneca is one of four recent graduates who have been offered full-time employment by the car maker BMW. Jeremy Davies was among 28 students from Tri-County and Greenville technical colleges who graduated June 5 from the BMW Scholars program. It was the third and largest class of scholars to graduate since BMW launched the […]

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Arrest made in theft of water heater

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 35-year old man in Utica—charged with stealing a neighbor’s water heater. The Sheriff’s Office jailed Benjamin Thomas Price of Lonsdale Street on charges of petty larceny and burglary third degree. An arrest affidavit accuses Price of taking a 40-gallon water heater, valued at $705 dollars, on May 25 from a home on […]

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Foggy morning in Long Creek!

The sun may be shinging where you are this morning in Oconee County, but in Long Creek it’s foggy.  And that weather condition prevents the arrival of a medical helicopter.  We’ve learned that, in its place, ground transport is necessary to Greenville for an emergency patient from the Mountain Rest area.

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United Way seeks volunteers

Oconee United Way will set aside Friday, June 20, one week from today, as a day of action in Oconee County to help those who are disadvantaged. But it can’t happen without your help. If you, your family, friends, civic or church groups are able to volunteer any time between 8:30 a-m and 2 p-m June 20, call Kimberly Ellis […]

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Sheriff’s Office joins Adopt-a-Highway

Signs are up on South Carolina 11 to indicate the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The Sheriff’s Office has adopted the section of highway 11 from Oconee Station Road near Picket Post Road to the intersection with 183. That area has significance for sheriff’s officers, for it’s the area where Deputy Bill Schuck lost his […]

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Scott presses for answers

Senator Tim Scott wrote a letter yesterday to Sloan Gibson, acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, for answers about backlogs, official waiting lists and what the South Carolina Republican called secret waiting lists or unauthorized lists at 13 V-A facilities in South Carolina. Scott announced the letter after a series of listening sessions and office hours where he talked with veterans about […]

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