Construction job death autopsy

An autopsy shows Jerry Wayne Kelly of the Pickens County town of Central died yesterday near Salem as the result of blunt force trauma due to Kelly’s 22-24′ fall at a home under construction at  156 Blue Water Lane–near the Oconee-Pickens line.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says although pre-existing medical conditions existed, the autopsy found no medical problem that contributed […]

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Cain swearing-in at 5 o’clock

Magistrate Will Derrick will administer the oath of office this evening to Paul Cain, Oconee’s newest county councilman. The swearing-in is set for 5 o’clock at council chambers—an hour before the start of the first Tuesday council meeting. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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GOP leader registers views on ballot questions

Chairman Bob Skipp weighed in today on the two ballot questions that the state’s Republican Party will pose next week to those who vote in its primary election. Those questions cover right-to-life issues and whether South Carolina should eliminate its income tax. Skipp’s comments are being re-played today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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OMC incident leads to Townville man’s arrest

An incident in the labor and delivery section of Oconee Medical Center has resulted in the arrest of a Townville man. The arrest by the Sheriff’s Office of James Clayton Webb took place yesterday based, in part, to an alleged incident a year and a half ago. An arrest affidavit charges the 46-year old Webb with assault and battery third […]

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Oldest pending lawsuit appears settled

Oconee County’s oldest civil lawsuit appears to have been settled, or at least is approaching a resolution, according to indications received today by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. It’s the case of members of the McMahan family who first went to court against Crescent Resources and others in 2007—alleging fraud and misrepresentation. Charleston attorney Thomas Wills has filed notice of an arbitration report, […]

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A new fix-up at Martin Creek

The commissioners who set the policy for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority remain dissatisfied with the results of a multi-million dollar upgrade for new lines, new pump stations and a one million gallon equalization tank. The work, covering the Martin Creek basin between Seneca and Clemson, was undertaken to ensure adequate capacity in the future for home developments. Last […]

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First to use “Mobile Watch” app

Oconee Sheriff’s Office now uses an app that enables its sex offender registrar to upload and update current information on registered sex offenders in the county. At last count, 154 Oconeeans had registered as sex offenders. “Mobile Watch” was purchased last year after Deputy Kelly Winchester, the sex offender registrar, realized the technology can help keep tabs on the offenders. […]

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Manholes to be replaced on Wells Highway

At a cost of $85 thousand, 14 manholes are to be replaced on the Wells Highway near Seneca—from Friendship Road to the vicinity of the county Solid Waste complex. The Joint Regional Sewer Authority approved the project last night, after Executive Director Bob Winchester blamed a sulfuric acid for severely deteriorating the manholes’ concrete. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Death at a home building site

The name of a Pickens County man who died yesterday at a home construction job near Salem is to be released today—once Oconee Coroner Karl Addis has additional time to locate and notify family members. So far, Addis has described the deceased as a 56-year old Central resident who worked as a self-employed painter. He died yesterday afternoon at 156 […]

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