US ACOE recognized for Lake Hartwell cleanup

The Lake Hartwell project of the Army Corps of Engineers earned recognition from Georgia for the project’s efforts during the annual lake cleanup campaign. Rivers Alive, an outreach program led by the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources presents the Government Partner of the Year Award to recognize the government entity that holds the most successful […]

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Distracted driving law signs to be posted

In the week since a no distracted driving law took effect in the un-incorporated areas of Oconee County, sheriff’s officers have yet to stop someone for violating the law requiring hands-free cellular devices. But that, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, is by design. Crenshaw is insisting that before any of his officers make cases, they make sure that they are […]

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ONS projects to be highlighted at meeting

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow night to hear Scott Batson, site vice president at the Oconee Nuclear Station, talk about the latest on major projects underway at the nuclear plant. Batson will speak at 6:30 at the World of Energy in a meeting arranged by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee Society. You can enjoy refreshments and light conversation beginning at 6 […]

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Capt. Underwood “Office of the Year”

The road patrol captain in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Underwood, is the county’s Officer of the Year.” Underwood was so awarded this week during the Ninth Annual Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw praised Underwood for departing from conventional thinking to accomplish goals and tasks. The officer was recognized for his efforts to secure […]

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Tech governing board elects officers

The governing board for Tri-County Technical College has in place a new slate of officers for the year 2014. At the head of the table is Anderson resident Leon “Butch” Harris III who was elected chairman. Harris, an Anderson County representative on the Tech commission, is project manager for new business growth at Koyo Bearings, USA (formerly Torrington and later […]

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Motorist charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol

Road patrol operations by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office netted the arrests of a driver and his passenger—one of whom was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol. Jackie Lee Webb Jr., 26, of Mitchell Drive, Seneca was charged with the gun offense as well as traffic charges including driving under suspension. Webb’s passenger, 28-year old Hollie Michelle Henderson of the […]

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Judge: “Evidence was compelling”

An Oconee jury returned quick verdicts this afternoon against a young man arrested in a drug store burglary near Seneca. The verdicts were guilty to the charges of burglary second degree and theft of a controlled substance. And the judge’s sentence sends Josh Toney to prison for 18 months. Toney is 32 years old. The crimes occurred in May 2011 […]

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48-year old man implicated in burglary near Seneca

One man is the accused burglar. A second is the man who authorities believed helped orchestrate the crime. Two Oconeeans have been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office and charged as the result of a burglary two weeks ago near Seneca—on Sugar Hill Road. Arrest warrants charge Kevin Wayne Maler, 48, of C-Avalon Drive, Walhalla with second degree burglary and petty […]

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Prosecution rests, trial turns to defense

A trial at Walhalla resumes at 1:30 this afternoon, and the defense will get a chance in front of the jury. Joshua Toney, early 30s in age, is standing trial on charges of burglary second degree and theft of controlled substance—having been arrested in 2011 within one month of a burglary at the Drive-Thru of America pharmacy at Seneca. The […]

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Woods and porch fire at the Cliffs

Salem Fire Department is trying to determine which fire started first—the woods fire or a fire on the porch of a home. The fire fighters were called early last night to 2608 Edgewater Point in the home development Cliffs at Keowee Falls. 96.3/WGOG NEWS incorrectly placed the location for last night’s fire on Longshore Drive. Salem Fire Marshal Joe Nichols […]

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