July 4 events in Oconee

You can catch July 4 fireworks in Seneca. But if you can’t wait for tomorrow night, there will be a fireworks display during Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration starting at 9 tonight at soccer field—a block off Main Street. Here are some July 4 activities: Gates open at 4 tomorrow afternoon atSeneca’s Gignilliat Field. The Tams will perform and fireworks begin around […]

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I-85 accident

 A car overturned on I-85 this morning at Fair Play. Responders say there were two adults and four children inside a Grand Prix that wound up in the woods—just south of the highway 59 exit. No injuries reported to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. State troopers logged this morning’s accident at 6:10. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Civil judgment tacked onto criminal sentence

A circuit judge has entered a civil judgment and lien against a Westminster woman who took campaign and personal money belonging to U-S Senator Lindsey Graham. In a ruling last week in the case of Mary Jennifer Adams, a former office worker for the senator, Judge Alex Macaulay said, “After hearing the evidence, I find that no cause was shown […]

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Chance for Clemson residents to run for City Council

Residents of Clemson have the chance this year to run for their city council. The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission will hold the City of Clemson Municipal Election November 4, 2014, and three non-partisan seats on city council are available. Those who wish to file as candidates may do so between noon Friday, July 18 and noon Friday, August […]

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11-year old warrants served on drug suspect

A check with the National Crime Information Center enabled sheriff’s officers to serve arrest warrants on a 40-year old OconeeCounty man.  Those arrest warrants naming Chad Tyron Lee of the Campbell Bridge Road date back to the year 2003.  According to the arrest announcement, Lee had gone to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to change his address—a requirement of those […]

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Traffic accident in front of the fire station

The state patrol investigated an accident this morning in front of Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department. Authorities say the accident involved a private vehicle and an Oconee County spare fire engine whose driver was stopped to make a turn into the station. No one reported injured. County Fire Chief Charlie King described the damage to the fire engine as […]

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Chase from Oconee ends in Georgia crash

An early morning chase that started in Oconee County ended with the crash of the suspect’s car three counties away inside Georgia on I-85. And the driver of that Chevy Blazer is reported to have required a medical airlift around 1:30 this morning from Banks Crossing to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital. He has been identified in police reports as Kenneth […]

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Oconee’s July 4 weather varies year-to-year

Oconee County enjoyed weather in the 90s yesterday, if enjoy is the appropriate word. The official Walhalla high reading reached 92 degrees—as recorded by Weather Observer Barbara Wilson. Oconee’s July 4 weather has varied for at least the last three years. Hot this year, soaking wet last year, and so hot in 2012 that the county back then baked in […]

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