Areas to avoid!

State troopers are busy trying to handle Oconee County traffic accidents on an icy morning. Among the mishaps: 505 Shiloh Road at Brentwood Drive; Martin Creek Road at Meldau; and Seed Farm Road. Injuries were reported in an accident on the West-Oak Highway and Greenfield Road.

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Responder in wreck on way to call

Sections of two Oconee County roads south of Seneca have been described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as examples of the worst iced-over roads in the county. And one of those roads, the Martin Creek Road, was the scene late last night of a one-car accident that injured the driver and required his transport to a Greenville hospital. The injured driver has […]

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No formal order, yet

96.3/WGOG NEWS learned this week that a formal written order to settle an Oconee County zoning dispute has yet to be submitted for the signature of the presiding judge. Once it’s signed by Judge Lawton McIntosh, the case of Jennings, McMahan and others against Oconee County will be final—unless there’s an appeal. McIntosh ruled late last month in favor of […]

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1″ snow!

One inch of snow doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s enough to bring smiles to those who enjoy the scenery. While some areas apparently received up to three inches, the gauge read in Walhalla by Barbara Wilson, official weather observer, showed 1” of the white stuff. But there remain a couple of more months of winter.

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The continued drop in patient stays

December and the influenza that accompanies the month often means higher patient volumes at the Oconee Medical Center. But not this past December. “We averaged 58 patients per day in the hospital during December, which is unusually low for a winter month when we typically see more illness related to influenza and respiratory ailments in particular,” said Hunter Kome, chief […]

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Public’s help needed to solve burglary

If you have the right information, you can help Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve a business burglary now two months old. It happened Tuesday, November 26 at the State Farm Insurance office at 1701 Sandifer Boulevard. In the early morning hours, a deputy found a back door pried open. Several office drawers were found open and money stolen. A vehicle was […]

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4 a-m UPDATE from SC DOT

The storm moved from the upstate and midlands, but will affect the upper coastal plains and the Pee Dee until mid day. Snowfall accumulated 1 to 3 inches and freezing rain fell near the coast. Most roads this morning remain hazardous, and the state recommends no travel unless necessary. Among Oconee accidents reported are Coneross Creek Road and Friendship Road. […]

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For govt., it’s a shutdown Wednesday!

Be careful if you are out there! The first snowfall of the season has led to a spate of closings for today affecting non-essential services of local and area government. Oconee County Dispatch reported a few accidents over night and several vehicles left by the road sides. The primary roads and highways, for the most part, have been cleared, but […]

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Lots of questions to be answered, says Hudson

A retired Oconee hospital administrator says, considering the climate of health care today, he’s not surprised that his former place of work is interested in banding with an out-of-county organization. But like a lot of things you hear, Ham Hudson says the Devil’s in the details, and there are many questions to be answered before Oconee Medical Center and the […]

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Young girls testify for the prosecution

Two girls—8 and 11 years old—testified at the start of an Oconee trial in which a 22-year old man is accused of multiple sex offenses. Testimony in the Jessie Wayne Davis trial opened this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Davis was arrested in January last year. One of the girls clutched a small stuffed animal while she testified.  

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