EDC to coordinate with JRSA

Bob Winchester is just the guy that Richard Blackwell is going to confer with when it comes to a couple of potential economic development projects affecting eastern Oconee County near Clemson. Blackwell is the Oconee economic development director and Winchester the director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. This morning Blackwell announced a company is interested in the vacant […]

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Much talked addition at treatment plant

A long-talked about acquisition for the business of collecting Oconee wastewater is about to take shape at the county treatment plant at Seneca. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told the county Economic Development Commission construction is imminent for a septage receiving facility worth $1 million. “The beneficiaries will be the rural residents of the county. […]

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A commitment to gun safety

As far as Oconee Sheriff’s Office is concerned, anyone who keeps a gun should know how to safely handle that gun. Sgt. Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor, takes a frontline position when it comes to gun safety and ensuring that no one is shot by accident—whether that be with a gun held by a law enforcement officer or a […]

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Jail update from Sheriff Crenshaw

After a meeting yesterday, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said about the project to build the replacement jail, “We are still making revisions in the design mainly the interior layout to accommodate our needs. The architects are supposed to have preliminary drawings by the end of next week,” he said.

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Trial switches to the defense

After the prosecution rested, the trial of South Carolina v. Wirtz switched to the defense in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Trial recessed for the day shortly before 5 p-m yesterday while a tape recording was played for the jury during the testimony of a witness called by the defense. The defendant, Walhalla area resident Timothy Ray Wirtz, went on […]

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Coroner discloses autopsy results

The Oconee coroner has announced the results of an autopsy on a man who fell to his death this week in Seneca. “Mr. Harris died had multiple trauma, including head injury,” Addis told 96.3 WGOG NEWS outside his office yesterday afternoon. Tyrome Harris on Wednesday fell face down onto a concrete sidewalk on the grounds of his employer, David’s Heating […]

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Arrest made in fugitive from justice case

  Oconee Sheriff’s Office placed in custody a 22-year woman wanted in her home state of Georgia on a warrant alleging “snatch and grab” robbery at a Wal-Mart in Eastanollee. The Sheriff’s Office reports that under arrest as an alleged fugitive from justice is Bonnie Bleu Alexander of Martin, Georgia. Officers say they found Alexander at an address on Wintergreen Court […]

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OSD named in “John Doe” lawsuit

A former Walhalla teacher and coach sent to prison for sexually abusing two students is being sued on behalf of one those students, now a young adult. Last June, Richard Trey Gardner III received a suspended criminal court sentence requiring him to serve 20 years. Last week an attorney, representing a Greenville County man, filed suit against Gardner alleging assault/slander/libel. […]

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CU power restored

All power has been returned to the parts of Clemson University campus affected by an outage this morning. It made several buildings dark. A spokesman said the facilities section of the university traced the problem to a squirrel–proving, once again, that rodents on electrical lines  don’t mix.

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