Blog Archives

Monday’s “Steak in Oconee” moved indoors

September 26, 2014

A dire forecast is chasing Oconee’s annual farm-to-table dinner on Monday from being an outdoor event to the indoors. Jillian Lusk of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce this morning announced that the forecast of 90 to 100% rain Monday has prompted organizers to find an alternate location. Those who have tickets for the dinner should…

Read more »

Transit Task Force makes recommendation

September 26, 2014

Five seats at the table were empty, but a lack of attendance last night did not stop other members of Oconee’s Transit Task Force from recommending the county push forward with passenger bus service. After receiving a feasibility study from an outside consultant, the advisory task force committee agreed to ask County Council to establish…

Read more »

Dual celebration Saturday of the outdoors

September 25, 2014

In the wilds of Oconee County there are special places to savor. And that’s why the Forest Service and its partners on Saturday invite everyone to outdoor activities in the Sumter National Forest, at Oconee State Park, and at Chattooga Belle Farm. Mike Crane, the Andrew Pickens District ranger, draws attention to a pair of…

Read more »

“Operation Infinity” drug sweep #7

September 25, 2014

A drug sweep round-up led by Oconee Sheriff’s Office is underway today in Oconee County. It’s the seventh sweep as part of “Operation Infinity. By 3 o’clock this afternoon, 12 people had been arrested. Nineteen are being sought on drug distribution charges. Four people were being sought on warrants charging unlawful neglect of children. The…

Read more »

Do or die for Warpath project?

September 25, 2014

An organization that monitors Lake Keowee developments believes a decision will be made next month whether to move forward with a long-talked about project on the Pickens County side of the lake. Jack Lewis, president of FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee, referred today to the Warpath Landing project which developers have been pursuing for more than…

Read more »

Sheriff issues new statement

September 25, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued a new statement about the investigation of the death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  And this time Crenshaw notes that, as speculation continues about the death, his office has released all information that it can without compromising the integrity of the investigation.  He says, “With that in mind, the sheriff’s…

Read more »

Friendly reminder on the way from county government

September 25, 2014

As many as 74 thousand Oconee County tax bills are to be placed in the U-S mail in two weeks. A delay in receiving a revised assessment covering Duke Energy, Oconee’s largest taxpayer, accounts for a two-week delay in mailing the 2014 bills, according to County Auditor Ken Nix. The bills hit the mail on…

Read more »

Second arrest in Shrine Club theft

September 25, 2014

A second man has been arrested in the investigation of a theft this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club near Seneca. Oconee sheriff’s officers last night arrested Andrew Lane Carver Jr. on charges of grand larceny and burglary third degree in the theft of a smoker valued at $2 thousand. Last month a second…

Read more »

Hipps’ death probe continued thru the night

September 25, 2014

Investigators from Oconee Sheriff’s Office were out last night–furthering investigating the myterious death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he’s aware that the investigators were out until at least 1 o’clock this morning, perhaps later.  Crenshaw promises an update shortly.

Read more »

Anchors aweigh for area sailor

September 25, 2014
Anchors aweigh for area sailor

 Hartwell, Georgia native Willie Keese is serving aboard the USS John S. McCain, living and work at a Navy base in Japan.  Only 20 years old, seaman apprentice Keese finds himself with lots of responsibilities, but he considers it a great experience and has told the Navy he plans to make his service a career.…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
AEC v1.0.4