Deer-vehicle accidents

At least three accidents involving deers and motor vehicles have occurred since 8 o’clock last night in Oconee County.  The first one was in front of the Long Creek Fire Department. Two other deer-vehicle accidents occurred around the 6 o’clock hour this morning on highway 11.

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Betty Blocher

Betty Ruth Poskey Blocher, age 84 of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Fair Play, South Carolina, died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Searcy.  A Graveside Service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Gardens in Seneca, South Carolina. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy, Arkansas (www.powellfuneralhome.net) and Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster, South Carolina www.sandiferfuneralhome.com). […]

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Vonda Cobb-Huber

  Canton, GA-Vonda Kaye Cobb-Huber, 50, wife of Henry Robert “Robbie” Huber, of 274 Carrington Way, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA. Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Friday, November 25, 2016 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1-2 PM […]

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Robber was in one minute, out the next

The police are looking for the male who held up a highway 11 store this morning at West Union.  Chief Charles Sanders says video surveillance shows the suspect walking inside the BP station/convenience store before he left, returned, and committed the criminal deed. Sanders says the robber showed a handgun and demanded the clerk fill a bag with money. No […]

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West Union robbery

A law enforcement source tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS an armed robbery occurred this morning at the West Union BP Station on highway 11.  Crime scene tape was seen at the station/convenience store around 6:30 this morning.  We are attempting to reach West Union Chief Charles Sanders for details.    

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Ranger stations closed on Thanksgiving

All Sumter and Francis Marion nation forest ranger stations will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and resume regular business hours Friday.  The forests stretch across the state from Walhalla to McClellanville and offer recreation opportunities such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating hunting, fishing, camping and picnicking–or simply a chance to enjoy the scenery.

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Grandfather clause issue for Oconee planning commissioners

The clause that creates an exemption based on previous circumstances was addressed last night by the Oconee planning commissioners.  Specifically, the extent to which a grandfather clause should be recognized by county zoning.  The commissioners strived last night for a recommendation to the county council that’ll recognize the rights of a property owner who bought a lot but had yet […]

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