West Union policeman resigns

A West Union policeman is resigning effective the latter part of the month. Trey Federici’s resignation will leave the small Oconee town with one officer only, Police Chief Mike Eppes. Mayor Linda Oliver says it’s her understanding Federici is leaving for personal reasons. He had been a West Union policeman since June and, according to a source, had recently completed […]

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A new low in relations between OC and the JRSA?

“Like a poison pill” is the phrase used today by the chairman of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to describe the JRSA’s reaction to finding out about an ordinance scheduled to be introduced at tonight’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. That ordinance, to be read on first reading, calls for detailed invoices from the JRSA as a condition […]

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North Carolinian arrested at accident scene

The Walhalla police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol combined to place five charges against a Greensboro, North Carolina man who allegedly stole a car from a motel and wrecked it a short distance away. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla Police said James Samuel Sams is accused Friday morning of taking a parked car at the Walhalla Motel and […]

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An alliance for Oconee tourism

The two employees of Oconee’s Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, as the result of tonight’s County Council meeting, could be on their way to being official Oconee County employees. The council is to receive a recommendation from staff for CVB Director Ken Sloan and Marketing Director Charlotte Waters to become county employees of the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. […]

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Extreme U-S adventure recounts Deliverance

The Englishman known for alligator wrestling and cliffside climbing has sent word from across the Atlantic of the indelible part that his return played last summer to Oconee County, as part of his latest U-S adventure. The video product for another in a series of Charley Boorman’s USA Adventure touches on Boorman’s return to Oconee County and the Chattooga River […]

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“COPS” sponsors drive for the holidays

Westminster Chief of Police Dean Awalt is announcing a community drive to collect toys and canned goods for some of the neediest individuals during the holidays. The drive is being sponsored by the police department as part of “COPS”—Community Outreach Proactive Solutions. “We’re going to be at all of the special events for the holiday season in Westminster,” Awalt said. […]

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Pickens state senator recognized by MADD SC

Mothers Against Drunk Driving in South Carolina has included State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens as one of its legislative champions for his role as an advocate for Emma’s Law. MADD named Martin as one of seven South Carolina state lawmakers for promoting effective DUI countermeasures—such as ignition interlocks for all convicted drunken drivers. Martin is credited with helping advance […]

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Two lawmakers decry SC’s roads

State Senator Thomas Alexander has raised the question of whether his colleagues have the fortitude to adequately address South Carolina’s worsening roads and bridges—-a job which, according to an estimate, will require $20 billion. In front of the Walhalla Rotary Club yesterday, Alexander said he thinks it’s going to take an outpouring from the people to get the legislature to […]

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Additional details on Friday night’s homicide

Additional details are being provided on Friday night’s shooting death near Seneca of a Salem man. The man arrested, Seneca area resident Joshua Randall Ferguson, remains jailed and awaits his first court appearance, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Oconee County Sheriff provided additional details during an interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS—which is being replayed today on the air.  

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