Voters asked to return to the polls

Voters in Oconee County and the rest of South Carolina are being asked to return to the polls next week to decide run-off elections. Primary run-off elections take place Tuesday, June 24. Democratic voters get to choose between Shelia Gallagher and Tom Thompson for State Superintendent of Education. Republican voters will select their nominees between Mike Campbell and between Henry […]

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Home fire in the Wexford subdivison

Fire has taken a heavy toll to a home in the Wexford subdivision, between Seneca and Clemson. Multiple fire departments responded to the address on Beacon Ridge Drive and found fire consuming the house.  No injuries reported.  All members of the family made it to safety.  It took about one hour to put a stop to the fire.  The first […]

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Holdup in Clemson

An armed robbery occurred this morning at a Clemson convenience  store.  Jimmy Dixon, the police chief, says information will be released this evening on what happened at the Sunoco station on U-S 76 near the 123 traffic lights. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Indoor aquatic center pins hopes on November ballot

The project to build Oconee County’s first public indoor swimming pool combined with a general recreation center is headed for this year’s General Election ballot. It’ll be a referendum vote November 4—a proposition in which Oconeeans are being asked to accept an extra penny of sales tax in exchange for a variety of improvement projects countywide. One of them is […]

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Crenshaw to neighbors: “Bear with us.”

Oconee County officials have been receiving inquiries this week from concerned Walhalla residents that the height of the new jail will actually be higher than they’ve been led to believe. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking patience from those residents because, the sheriff says, he is getting assurance from the contractor that the finished building will actually be lower than […]

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Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

 Princeton University basketball player Clay Wilson’s Oconee County relatives have received the news that the rising senior is getting the chance to compete this summer in international competition. He’s Clay Wilson, son of former Walhallan Dean Wilson Owasso, Oklahoma and nephew of 96.3/WGOG account executive Ann Anderson of Walhalla. Clay Wilson has an invitation to join the Global Sports/All Star […]

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Software solution found in South Dakota

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw believes he has found the solution to his office’s software needs in the state of South Dakota. At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council is scheduled to consider a recommendation that Zuercher Technologies of Sioux Falls, South Dakota be awarded a sole source contract for a public safety software solution, at a cost of […]

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Senecan offered full-time job by BMW

A Tri-County Technical College graduate from Seneca is one of four recent graduates who have been offered full-time employment by the car maker BMW. Jeremy Davies was among 28 students from Tri-County and Greenville technical colleges who graduated June 5 from the BMW Scholars program. It was the third and largest class of scholars to graduate since BMW launched the […]

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Arrest made in theft of water heater

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 35-year old man in Utica—charged with stealing a neighbor’s water heater. The Sheriff’s Office jailed Benjamin Thomas Price of Lonsdale Street on charges of petty larceny and burglary third degree. An arrest affidavit accuses Price of taking a 40-gallon water heater, valued at $705 dollars, on May 25 from a home on […]

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