An early word from the OC superintendent

We have early word from the Oconee superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas says some schools have moved athletic and other after-school activities to tonight, to assure conditions for safe travel. Lucas says, “The weather forecast for tonight is much better, and the weather is expected to deteriorate in the early AM hours (Tuesday morning.)”

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“Really pleased but not happy”

What is the attitude of Oconee’s first-term sheriff as to how his first year in office went down?  Well, Mike Crenshaw is “really pleased, but not happy.”  In a 2013 year-end report to local reporters, Crenshaw gave an accounting of his first-year administration—with statistics that covered everything from routine type crime all the way through homicides, of which there were […]

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OMC invites “all questions and comments”

Oconee, your hospital wants to hear from you. Oconee Medical Center recently approved a memorandum of understanding that’ll lead to talks with how it can work more closely with Greenville Health Systems. The action has sparked concerns and comments about the potential for an outside health care organization, such as GHS, to takeover. OMC’s chief operating officer, Hunter Kome, says, […]

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“Elbow Grease” production moves ahead

Technology courtesy of the internet is allowing the assembling of all that was filmed in Oconee last summer into what’s hoped to be a big screen production. We spoke last week with Shelby Henderson, casting director and association producer of Elbow Grease. “We are in the post-production phase. We’ve done two rough cuts, working on the third, hopefully the final,” […]

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Bracing for the event!

Oconee and the Upstate, along with north and northeast Georgia, are bracing for a significant weather event. A winter storm watch has been issued beginning at 6 tomorrow morning through 7 Thursday morning. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quotes meteorologist Harry Geripetritus of the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg as saying this is going to be a two-part storm with flurries […]

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OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

Oconee played host over the weekend to a leadership institute sponsored by the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Charle King, Oconee fire chief, says it was a special opportunity to help develop future leaders in the fire and emergency service fields. Participants, instructors and supporting staff spent the weekend at Oconee State Park and visited several venues in the area. Among […]

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I-85 accident

A car headed southbound on I-85 went out of control and struck a safety rail. No one injured in yesterday morning’s accident that occurred 50 feet before the bridge to Georgia. Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has placed additional charges against a 17-year old man charged Saturday with involuntary manslaughter. Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a homicide early Saturday near the Oconee-Pickens line. A 21-year old North Carolina man, Rashean Parker II, was found on the ground with what appeared to be a gun shot wound to […]

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Weekend Oconee homicide

The Oconee coroner has classified the death early today of 21-year old man as a homicide. And, he says, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Rashean Parker II, of Gastonia, North Carolina and former Pendleton resident. According to Addis, Parker died of a gun shot to the chest and was pronounced dead at the […]

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