Stolen dirt bike returned to its owner

The owner of a stolen dirt bike has been reunited with his property as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation that sent an Anderson man to jail charged with three offenses. The Sheriff’s Office identified Justin Brent Kirby as the operator of a dirt bike spotted shortly before 1:45 Tuesday morning on Louie Lane near the J-P Stevens Road. […]

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“Greatest Snowman in the Land”

Oconee Emergency Services is hosting the “Greatest Snowman in the Land” contest. It’s an effort to promote fire safety and to urge Oconeeans to stay at home and off the roads during this weather. According to Charlie King, county fire chief, “We want residents to send us pictures of their family’s snowman.” Submissions will be judged on sheer size and […]

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Overnight–Wednesday!

Other than a couple of trees down on lines, no major emergencies reported during the night in Oconee County. We’re told that county residents, for the most part, avoided getting out onto the still dangerous roads. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues across much of the state. DOT describes interstate conditions as “passable. Primary and secondary routes […]

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Legal difficulties mount for two Pickens County men

Additional charges have been placed against two Pickens County men for their alleged involvement in incidents last weekend that cost the life of a third man. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central and Tavis Savon Campbell have been charged with first degree burglary. The 19-year old Campbell faces the additional charge of […]

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Anticipating a new round late this afternoon

A new round of the wintry mix is anticipated to arrive in Oconee County by late afternoon. It’s a sign more weather trouble lies ahead–even though there has been some melting between morning and early afternoon. Don’t let that fool you, according to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Management. Krein makes a special appeal. If you have a friend […]

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So far, power companies hold their own!

We’ve had no reports of power outages in Oconee County. Duke Energy reported a handful of outages in Anderson County. At last report, Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op had experienced no loss of customer service in its multi-county service district. And Bob Faires of Seneca Light and Water reports, so far, all is good–meaning Seneca’s electric power customers are staying warm […]

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Noon UPDATE from SC DOT

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall and accumulate. Upper and central areas of the state have snow accumulation of varying amounts. The lower state has been pelted by sleet and freezing rain. State crews are plowing interstates and primary routes with all available plows. Temperatures are well below freezing statewide except for coastal counties which […]

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Roads slick in the Westminster area

The police chief at Westminster is re-enforcing today’s message of, if at all possible, stay off the roads. Chief Dean Awalt says Westminster roads and streets are slick—making driving a slippery proposition. And that includes 123—the main highway through town. For their driving safety, the police are operating a Hummer and stand ready to answer calls where they are needed. […]

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