Call for school resource officers in all elementary schools

A Westminster man says he realizes there’s a large cost involved, but he thinks there should be school resource officers assigned to all Oconee County elementary schools.  Frankie Pearson made his call during last night’s County Council public comment session.  Pressuring one elected body to do something that another elected body wants raised a legal question, but Pearson said the […]

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Revised bond issue to help make Tech campus a reality

Oconee County will spend up to four million dollars to prepare land for the county’s campus of Tri-County Technical College.  The decision last night to issue bonds in the amount of $4 million followed an executive session and a civil engineer’s presentation of what it will take to prepare 30 acres inside the Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  […]

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The check is practically in the mail

All paperwork is now said to be complete for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to obtain from Oconee County a financial settlement to the dispute over a long-running financial payment.  It’s going to mean $1.9 million to the JRSA which, in turn, according to Executive Director Bob Winchester, will deposit the money into the authority’s depreciation account.

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Real estate deals keep deed workers busy

The registrar of deeds for Oconee, Anna Davison, says her office and staff were kept busy by an upswing of real estate deals during September.  No specific numbers were made available today to 101.7/WGOG NEWS, but one of the players in the Oconee county housing market, Lorraine Harding, says, “I’ve definitely seen an increase in sales and foot traffic, people […]

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Samuel Thomas Bryant

Walhalla, SC— Samuel Thomas Bryant, 2, of 1915 Westminster Highway, Walhalla, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may […]

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Troopers return to fatal accident scene

At this hour, state troopers are back at the scene of the Sunday accident in which a two-year old boy was struck fatally on the Westminster Highway.  The troopers appear to be taking measurements at the scene where Samuel Thomas Bryant died.  The accident scene is SC 183, the Westminster Highway, about one-half mile south of WGOG.  The state patrol […]

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New trial date for SC v. Drotning

Atop the trial docket for the next term of Oconee General Sessions Court is South Carolina v. Drotning.  The prosecutor’s office plans to call for trial four charges against Jacob Daniel Drotning, Utica resident.  Drotning was arrested in 2014 on the charge of attempted murder of Catherine Cook.  He is accused of pouring gasoline onto Cook and setting her afire. […]

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SC Water Resources Conference next week

Water scientists and federal and state policymakers meet next week in Columbia to share and discuss new information to protect and provide water resources for South Carolina’s growing economy and population.  The 2016 SC Water Resources Conference comes almost exactly one year after South Carolina’s agricultural, suburban and urban infra-structures were overwhelmed by a deluge brought on by the remnants […]

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Case of stolen guns leads to arrest

The theft of guns from a home near Seneca landed a 25-year old man in the Oconee County jail.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Michael Lewis Perro (right) on charges of grand larceny.  Two hometowns are listed for Perro:  Seneca and Honea Path.  Perro is accused of taking guns, worth $3,300, on May 17 from a home […]

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