Car passenger charged with carrying pipe bomb

A backseat car passenger has been arrested and charged with possessing a pipe bomb inside a car that an Oconee deputy stopped Saturday near Seneca. That pipe bomb, a PVC pipe with an electric fuse, was processed by a bomb squad and deemed safe. But Steven Matthew Neal, 24-year old resident of Levi Lane, was arrested and charged by the […]

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Accident in Seneca

Two cars collided a few minutes ago at the Seneca intersection of S. Oak and 3rd streets near Rosa Clark Medical Clinic. The police say the driver of one of the cars, a Volvo, was placed in an ambulance for trip to the hospital. Heavy damage was reported to the second vehicle, a Ford Mustang.

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Greenville beats OC to a distracted driver’s law

If it were a race to see who’s first, the city of Greenville is beating the county of Oconee to having a law forbidding distracted driving. Greenville’s distracted driving ordinance goes into effect tomorrow. It bans the use of all handheld devices while operating a vehicle. The Greenville ordinance covers not only while the vehicle is in motion, but also […]

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Turkey hunters beware!

U-S Forest Service land covered by leaves and invasive saplings is to be burned tomorrow in a prescribed burn on April 1. And that’s no April’s Fool, according to Mike Hastings of the USFS. Hastings says hunters on the first day of turkey season will be wise to avoid an area north of the Cassidy Bridge Road—between the Chauga River […]

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Democrats to vie to U-S Congress

By the deadline over the weekend, two local and area residents had filed to run to be the Democratic nominee this year for SC Congressional District Three. The seat is now held by Republican Jeff Duncan, who is seeking re-election. The Democrats who have their vision set on Washington are Hosea Cleveland of Seneca and Barbara Jo Mullis of Fair […]

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GOP Senate hopefuls get an OC invite

South Carolina Republican voters this year have choices to make in the June primary as to their nominees to run for U-S Senate seats. And the Oconee GOP is taking the position it wants to hear from as many as the new candidates as possible to evaluate how they stand up to the Senate incumbents: Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham. […]

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Vehicle of interest seen in OC

The police in Toccoa, Georgia say they have a picture of a car which they consider a vehicle of interest in the homicide of a 28-year old man. The police believe that car was captured in a photograph as traveling on 123 through Westminster on the morning of March 18—some time after the death of Montavious Flentell. Flentell was found […]

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Arrest made in 2013 home burglary

A 34-year old Townville man has been arrested by sheriff’s officers in the investigation of a 2013 home burglary in rural Oconee County. According to law enforcement reports, charges of burglary and larceny have been placed against David Joseph Witherington in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of a burglary September 20 on Fort Hill Drive. Contractors discovered the burglary and the […]

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Seneca intersection accident

One driver was hurt in an accident this morning at Seneca’s N. Townville and Railroad intersection. The police say the driver of a Honda was taken to the hospital for treatment. The police were looking for the second vehicle, a truck, that according to Lt. Robert Tribble left the scene of the accident.

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Road blocked

State troopers report an accident near Walhalla this morning has blocked the highway. Injuries are reported in this morning’s crash, shortly before 8 o’clock at Sherwood Drive and SC 28/the Highlands Highway.

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