Judge declares end to trial

The trial of a Walhalla area man ended when the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Judge Eugene Griffith declared a hung jury last night in the Oconee General Sessions Court in the State’s case against Bruce Alan Wilson Sr., charged with resisting arrest. Deputies answered a domestic call to Wilson’s home on Rooster Drive on August 2, 2013.

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Crenshaw in rally against domestic violence

 Sheriff Mike Crenshaw of Oconee County joined Attorney General Alan Wilson and others yesterday for a Domestic Violence Call to Action Rally in the lobby of the State House. That rally took place just minutes before the 2015 legislative session was gaveled to order. Crenshaw has made the fight against domestic violence a priority. He signed a letter to the […]

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Crews respond to winter weather

Improving conditions have allowed the South Carolina DOT to wind down its response this morning to the winter weather. Crews treated 13 bridges and overpasses on primary and interstate routes with salt and brine in areas such as the Pee Dee and parts of the Upstate. In several counties last night, crews monitored and patrolled bridges, overpasses, intersections and steep […]

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Fire in Westminster

In Westminster, fire fighters had little trouble this morning putting the stop to a small fire inside the bedroom of a home at 209 E. North Avenue. Chief Chris Smith of the Westminster Fire Department said the homeowner stood outside his home and greeted the fire fighters on their arrival. They were unable to immediately determine why the fire started.

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Wednesday morning Oconee accidents

An ambulance has just left the scene of a Walhalla accident, without transporting any of the individuals involved.  The accident occurred at the intersection of S. Broad Street and Tugaloo–diagonally behind the Oconee Courthouse.  Involved were a car and a small pick up truck.  The driver’s side of the car sustained heavy damage.  The police are investigating.  Earlier traffic was […]

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Traffic backup on U-S 76

 An accident on U-S 76 in the vicinity of the bridge over the Chattooga River left traffic backed up both ways. The accident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  96.3/WGOG NEWS was told that two cars were involved in the accident and one person was sent to the hospital.

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Seneca to showcase industrial park

Plans are in the works for Seneca to showcase its industrial park project off Shiloh Road—the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant. And it is to stage a ceremony featuring two top-level federal officials. City Administrator Greg Dietterick announced last night that arrangements are being attempted to land Senator Lindsey Graham and U-S Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as the ceremony […]

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Basic military training completed

A 2014 graduate of Seneca High School, Dylan Bolger, has completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. And he’s now Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Bolger. He completed an eight-week program. Those who finish basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. […]

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Mountain Rest mystery!

Months after approval was received, a Mountain Rest communications tower stands 250 feet into the air—but still no service. And the lack of cell phone service from that tower has prompted inquiries to the office of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower sits along Morehead Place Road behind the Mountain Rest Post Office. Josh Stephens, zoning administrator, says […]

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New airport director to be introduced

The newly-hired director of the Oconee Regional Airport, Sam Carver, is to be introduced at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Oconee Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners meet at 5:30 p-m at the airport near Clemson. After introductions, the commissioners will hear from Carver, hear his report on airport business, elect officers, and take up the airport focus for 2015.

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