Student charged with assaulting officer

A Clemson student has been arrested on the charge that he assaulted a police officer while resisting arrest. William Van Tuyl Hobbie IV, 19 years old from Montclair, New Jersey, was arrested in a room in Johnstone Hall Friday night while the police and fire fighters were searching to be sure everyone had evacuated the building after a fire alarm […]

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Scott Krein to represent OC at state workshop

Scott Krein, the Oconee Emergency Management Director, will represent the county this week at a training event at Myrtle Beach. This week’s workshop by the state Emergency Management Association is considered the largest training event of its kind in South Carolina and will feature sessions on local, state and national-scale emergencies.

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Flashlight used as robbery weapon

Law enforcement authorities say a flashlight was used last week in the robbery of a man in a rural part of Oconee County, between Seneca and Clemson. Terrell Logan Compton, 27-year old Seneca area resident, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault and battery first degree. According to the allegations, Compton used a 4-cell Mag Light flashlight to […]

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Andersonian charged with thievery

A 22-year old Anderson man has been arrested and charged with stealing a motorcycle and two mopeds in Oconee County. Law enforcement reports allege Austin Trent Hembree took the vehicles, which carry a total value of $2,400, from a porch belonging to a man near Seneca. The crime is alleged to have taken place February 10.  

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Rev. Reynolds announces resignation

After 27 years, the Rev. Von Reynolds is leaving Seneca Baptist Church. It’s a resignation, Reynolds says. At 55 years old, Reynolds does not plan to retire. “I’ve just been waiting for the Lord to give me the direction, and I got the word now,” Reynolds told 96.3/WGOG NEWS in an interview. He made the announcement on his Facebook page […]

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So far, Seneca attorney lone candidate

By this morning, one candidate had officially filed application to be considered as the next judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit, serving Oconee and Anderson counties. One week remains in a filing period set by the South Carolina Merit Selection Commission. According to Jane Shuler, chief counsel for the commission, the one candidate is Scott Sprouse, an attorney in Seneca. […]

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CU’s oldest agricultural building

 A $1 million gift to Clemson University ensures that two legacies in the early 1900s will benefit current and future students. In 1938, Frank S. Barnes Jr. of Rock Hill began his freshman year at Clemson College. He followed his father, F-S Barnes Sr., who graduated from there in 1915. The Sheep Barn was built on campus at the turn […]

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A walking trail for better health!

Work has begun on a campus walking trail at the Oconee Medical Center. The project is made possible by hospital employees who, for a logn time, envisioned the trail for the health and wellness of patients, employees and visitors. The financial contributions of the hospital will make the trail a reality. The paved trail is 1/4 of a mile and […]

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Foundation grants to three OC schools

The Education Foundation of Oconee has awarded $5 thousand grants to three schools. And the money is to go to buying items that will raise student achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The grants go to Orchard Park Elementary, James Brown Elementary, and Keowee Elementary. Orchard Park is to use its $5 thousand for a program that integrates […]

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Verifying Oconee’s registry of sex offenders

On Monday and Tuesday of this past week, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the U-S Marshal’s Service carried out a joint operation to verify the addresses of 156 registered sex offenders who are believed to live in Oconee County. After a briefing held at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center, the deputies paired with a marshal to begin to verify the addresses. […]

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