In spite of alerts, the fake calls persist

  Law enforcement has issued warnings to be cautious, yet telephone calls by individuals who purport to represent the IRS continue. The situation frustrates tax professionals and puts a scare into taxpayers who pick up the phone. The caller will say the taxpayer owes money and the police are on the way. They request checks immediately be written or gift […]

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Rosellen Aleguire’s new opinion of Hillary Clinton

The leader of Oconee Democrats has changed her opinion of the candidate considered to be the lead candidate of her party to run for President. Rosellen Aleguire expressed that opinion to 96.3/WGOG NEWS after having met and listened to Hillary Clinton when the former Secretary of State made a campaign stop Wednesday in Columbia. After she and fellow Oconee Democrat […]

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Church near Seneca hit by burglar

Memorial Day morning someone burglarized a church near Seneca.  A deputy learned that a an HP laptop computer, two HP tablets, and a small speaker were taken at 696 Emmnual Church Drive between 12:45 a-m and 2 a-m Monday.  The items taken carry a value of $960, but you can qualify for cash reward if you can help the Sheriff’s […]

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Seneca burglary leads to arrests

A burglary investigation in Seneca has led the police to make two arrests and to charge the men with multiple offenses. The charges grew out of a home burglary between May 21 and 24 on Lakeview Drive. A gun cabinet was found open at the home. Authorities have identified the two men charged as Devin Ian McCrackin, 20 year old […]

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“This little pig went to market….”

A young pig has gone missing near Walhalla, and its owner offers a reward for its return. This is no ordinary piglet. Nicole Justus says not yet 12 weeks old, this bottle-fed piglet has made recent appearances as Oconee’s 4-H mascot pig. Docile in nature, this piglet named “Sheldon” is valuable to its owner, Justus. She will pay a $100 […]

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Lindsey Graham retiring … from the U-S Air Force Reserves

Senator Lindsey Graham announced his retirement today from the Air Force Reserves. Graham has served as a reservist for three decades, but he is turning 60 this summer, and that’s the mandatory retirement age for an Air Force reservist. He goes out as Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to The Judge Advocate General. According to his Washington office, Graham finished a […]

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Walhalla Middle School Band announces awards

Two members of the Walhalla Middle School Band are sharing this year’s band director’s award. Audrey Boyles and Elliot Wechter are considered deserving of the award for their exemplary records in their three years in the school band. Audrey is an 8th grade bassoonist who has won musical awards and is a noted for her accomplishments in the classroom. Elliott […]

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Conservation causes benefit from bike ride

The cause for land conservation was a beneficiary of a bike ride last weekend over rolling hills and through valleys of northern Oconee County. The number of riders for Oconee Forever’s Rally in the Valley has increased the last two years, with this year’s entrants numbering 181. The riders included Greenville resident Martin Remick who is quoted by the organizers […]

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Oconee establishes Adult Drug Court

May is National Drug Court Month, but until yesterday Oconee County missed out on the observance. That changed late yesterday afternoon with an announcement by Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams that the Seneca Magistrate’s Office will be the location for the court-supervised program for non-violent offenders with an alcohol or drug addiction. An adult drug program operates in Anderson County and […]

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