Campus arrest alleges felony drug violations

Campus police at Clemson have announced an arrest of a man found asleep in a running truck on the Avenue of Champions. The university identified 24-year old Alabama resident Christopher Michael Cooper as having been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within proximity of a school, resisting arrest, and driving […]

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Helicopter flew ill patient

On Friday Fair Play Fire Department members assisted Oconee Medical Center paramedics and a flight crew to load a patient onto a medical helicopter. The highway 182 landing zone near Feltman Road was chosen because of the proximity to the patient’s home. For sick and injured patients, this is often the fastest way to transport patients to hospitals that can […]

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Home fire displaces family of five

An Oconee family of two adults and three children must start the task of rebuilding their lives as the result of yesterday’s fire that gutted their home near Westminster. The fire heavily damaged their mobile home on Sandy Lane in the Clearmont Community. Tim and Trista Littleton and their young children have been receiving replacement clothes, but the family needs […]

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Cell Tower Ok’d Near Westminster

The Oconee County Board of Zoning appeals has granted a special exception for a new cell tower in Westminster. The new 180 foot tower will be located on Oakmont Road. Attorney Gary Pennington of Columbia says the applicants have addressed concerns regarding the possibility of the property containing Indian gravesites. The tower will initially be used by Verizon Communications but […]

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Bail set at $1 million

The Seneca judge this afternoon set bond at $1 million for the woman accused of confining two children to a dog house and storage building. Even if Mattie Brooks were able to make bail, she’ll have to abide by conditions imposed by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton—such as no contact with the alleged victims or any children under the age of […]

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Home fire near Westminster

Word has reached 96.3/WGOG of a fire this afternoon in a home on Sandy Lane in the Richland-Clearmont area near Westminster. It’s believed that a family of as many as five people are going to require assistance to rebuild their lives. Once we get details of how the community and the general public can help we will pass that information […]

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Seneca woman arrested on child abuse charges

A Seneca woman faces a bond hearing this afternoon, as the result of her arrest in a three-month investigation. Chief John Covington says Mattie Brooks, arrested this morning on South Walnut Street, is accused of unlawful conduct toward a child and criminal sexual conduct first degree. According to Covington, investigator Mike Terramano has put together a case that alleges the […]

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Moulder defends job-creation progress

The Oconee County administrator said this week the county takes no back seat to neighboring Pickens County when it comes to strides made to create and attract new jobs. Scott Moulder, the Oconee administrator, gave the County Council an earful of job gains recorded by both counties. He said they show Oconee’s efforts, led by the county Economic Development Office, […]

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Camping fees rising

The Army Corps of Engineers announces camping fee changes at campgrounds at both lakes Hartwell and J-Strom Thurmond. All camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased two dollars a night. All other campsite fees remain the same. At Lake Hartwell, fees to single sites with electricity and water hookups cost $24-$26 a night; double sites cost $48 a […]

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