Assault at the Oconee Jail

  An incident last night at the Oconee Jail in Walhalla is being investigated as a case of assault.  Deputy Crooks of the Sheriff’s Office has been assigned the investigative duty.  Major Steve Pruitt said the incident in Unit “D” of the first-year detention center allegedly involved two prisoners, and the victim declined medical treatment.  According to Pruitt, the assault […]

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Sewer Authority to hold executive session

Officials of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority have confirmed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS that an executive session is scheduled Wednesday night.  And we are told that, in this meeting, the commission will consider county government’s offer to settle the long-running dispute over a revenue sharing agreement which binds the county to pay the JRSA $610 thousand a year.  For comment […]

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National meet ahead for Seneca athletes

A U-S track and field-affiliated team, the Seneca Blazers,looks forward to national competition in Sacramento, California.  It will be an expensive trip for the 16 members of the Seneca Blazers.  The Blazers estimate the cost for each team member will approximate $800 dollars.  They are fund-raising, and one way you can help make their trip possible is through the facebook […]

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Heavy fire toll near Salem

Fire consumed a home near Salem that experienced a lightning storm Saturday afternoon. Two people inside a home on Lake Cherokee managed to get out without being hurt.  At 299 Highland Way, fire fighters encountered flames through the roof of the home.  As many as 30 personnel from fire stations in both Oconee and Pickens needed more than an hour […]

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Mid-afternoon fires

Two significant fires are being fought this afternoon in Oconee County–one in Westminster; the other, near Salem.  At Westminster, fire has been extinguished in the BMI manufacturing/warehouse building on 123/the Toccoa Highway.  By 4 this afternoon, only smoke can be seen coming out of the large building.  Lt. Michael Smith of the Westminster Fire Department said work was being done […]

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Allegations of drug violations disrupt home life

A mother near Seneca has been arrested on drug charges and her two young children have been placed in protective custody.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Brenna Michelle Graham on charges that she exposed the children in the manufacture of methamphetamine. A Friday morning welfare check at Graham’s home on Knollcrest Drive led to what officers say was […]

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Smith and Grant–will they stay or go?

At the top of the agenda for Westminster City Council are the appointments of two representatives to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The seats are now held by Tally Grant and Rhett Smith, both of whom are described as wishing to step down.  But, at least in the case of Smith, Mayor Brian Ramey is hopeful for a change-of-heart.  […]

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Clemson University–a $1 billion business!

The education business that is Clemson University is now a $1 billion dollar business.  The trustees gave approval Friday to a new budget that eclipses the figure of $1 billion dollars. Brett Dalton, vice president for finance, said the money would support programs, personnel and facilities to enhance safety and security, continue academic quality, and ensure compliance.  The trustees also […]

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Zoning change sought in Seneca

The Seneca Planning Commission invites the public for a hearing Monday night at City Hall.  At 6 o’clock, the planning commissioners will entertain a request by the Oconee School district to change zoning at Seneca High School.  According to Jason Streetman, the school district wants the change to be allowed to mount and operate an electronic sign. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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