Blog Archives

Oconee takes hit on new Duke assessment

August 25, 2014

Oconee County appears to be in line for a hit of more than two and a half million dollars in this year’s Duke Energy tax bill. County Auditor Ken Nix this morning announced the state’s 2014 assessment of the electric utility’s holdings in Oconee dropped from $132.5 million in 2013 to 118.6 million for 2014.…

Read more »

Former West-Oak student killed in accident

August 25, 2014

A West-Oak High School graduate has been killed in a car accident in Abbeville County. Authorities have identified Jonathan McClure as the victim of last evening’s accident. Corp. Gary Miller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the highway 178 accident involved a Mini Cooper that hit a utility pole and then a culvert. The…

Read more »

General Sessions Court this week

August 25, 2014

Two charges against defendant Carrie Leigh Tyner top the docket for a term this week of the Oconee General Sessions Court. The docket calls for the state to present armed robbery and assault and battery second degree charges against Tyner. Court opens this morning, with 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh presiding.

Read more »

Welcome Center traffic mishap

August 23, 2014

A van jumped the curb this morning at the South Carolina Welcome Center in Fair Play and damaged the structure for the vending machines. According to responders, the driver was sent to the hospital to be evaluated. A second person was momentarily trapped in the wreckage, but declined medical attention. According to Fair Play Fire…

Read more »

Business publication spotlights new industry park

August 23, 2014

A regional business publication has published an article and a photograph of a new industry park, which is a joint venture of both Seneca and Oconee County. And those city and county leaders in charge of developing Seneca Rail Site are pleased by the attention the project has drawn in the current GSA Business publication.…

Read more »

Where is Faith Gwen McLane?

August 23, 2014

The public is being asked to look out for an Anderson woman reported missing by her family several years ago.  She’s Faith Gwen McLane.  Her last contact with her family came in October 2007 when McLane was at 700 North Murray Avenue in Anderson–possibly in the company of a man who may have been a…

Read more »

I-85 accident involves injuries

August 23, 2014

State troopers are reporting an accident involving injuries at 10:13 this morning on I-85 southbound near the state’s Welcome Center at Fair Play.

Read more »

Setback for effort to keep manufacturing plant

August 22, 2014

A national newspaper reports that complications have arisen over Medtronic’s effort to buy Covidien, and Oconee’s economic development recruiter admits the complications don’t bode well for the county to convince the buyer to keep the seller’s plant operating near Seneca. But Richard Blackwell says it hasn’t stopped Oconee’s effort to hold onto the long-time maker…

Read more »

Moper rider hurt in Seneca

August 22, 2014

A passenger on a moped required emergency hospital treatment this afternoon after an accident at a Seneca traffic light intersection. The police say the accident occurred late this morning when the moped bumped a car that had come to a stop at a red light at Wells Highway and S. Radio Station Road.

Read more »

Fugitive from justice arrest in Oconee

August 22, 2014

A 36-year old man, wanted by the state of Georgia, has been arrested in Oconee County on the charge of fugitive from justice. Walter Bud Shook Jr. was being held last night in the county Detention Center, where Clark County, Georgia had placed a hold for Shook to answer to a charge of probation violation…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
AEC v1.0.4