Two hours in: OC’s first 2014 tragedy

Post-mortems take place today to help the coroner’s office document the fatal injuries suffered by two Oconee County children in yesterday’s accident in which their mother was the driver. According to the highway patrol, the driver was Melissa Cassandra Patton. The Dodge Durango driven by Patton hit a Utica Baptist Church sign on the Wells Highway and overturned. Patton, along […]

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Rare home development in the works!

The hard right that the country’s housing industry took during the Great Recession five years ago was a near knock-out punch for home sales and home building. But at the start of 2014 word comes of a new home development destined for Lake Keowee in the Ebenezer Community. It’s there this morning at the 4-way stop on 188, under a […]

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Probe to determine whether fire was arson

Fire heavily damaged a former home near Seneca. Today’s fire occurred nearly one year to the date of a case of murder-suicide at that mobile home, so the Oconee Sheriff says investigators want to know if arson caused today’s fire. The fire was reported around 5 this morning at 220 Steve Nix Road in the Return Community. It was there […]

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Lawsuit alleging slip and fall in OC jail dismissed

Court records show that the parties involved in a case of alleged slip and fall in the Oconee Detention Center have ended their legal proceeding. A document on file in the Common Pleas Court show the attorneys involved in Randolph against Oconee Detention Center have agreed to a stipulation of dismissal “with prejudice”—-meaning the conclusion of each party’s rights as […]

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Greer man charged with arson in Oconee

A 41-year old Greer man has been charged with arson third degree—the result of a truck found burned in June in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office identified Coy Shane Wilson as having been booked yesterday afternoon into the Oconee Detention Center. As part of an investigation that involved Pickens County authorities, Wilson is accused of setting fire to a 2006 […]

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Governors make friendly wager

The governors of South Carolina and Wisconsin have a friendly wager in place, on the eve of the Capital One Bowl game. If the Wisconsin Badgers win, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must provide some of her state’s famous barbecue and beer. If the Gamecocks win, however, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is obligated to give Haley some Wisconsin beer, brats […]

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Powell’s eyes widen open for 502 E. Main

If Oconee County winds up putting 502 E. Main in Walhalla on the market, realtor John Powell says he would consider acquiring the old house. Powell has a history of preserving what’s old in that particular neighborhood. A few years ago, he saved a former Methodist church parsonage from the wrecking ball, renovated it, before it was eventually sold to […]

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