Boil water advisory repealed

Water samples taken in Clemson were found to be safe, and the city has repealed a boil water advisory that covered customers in four areas of the city.  Those water customers who live on Berkeley Court, Hill Pine Court, Evergreen, and Berkeley Drive between Evergreen and Hill Pine Court no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking […]

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An appeal to help solve a case of shoplifting

Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to identify two people as part of a shoplifting investigation late last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  A deputy quotes a Wal-Mart employee as saying two people, a black male and a white female, pushed a shopping cart full of laundry detergent out of the store around 7:30 Thursday morning, January 28—past all […]

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Stolen 4-wheeler found, arrest made

A vehicle identification number helped Oconee County officers determine that a stolen 4-wheeler turned up at a home near Walhalla.  A 26-year old man, Johnny Matthew Robinson, was arrested near Walhalla Monday and charged with receiving stolen goods.  On December 29, a 2003 Yamaha Grizzly 4-wheeler was reported by its owner to be missing.  As part of the Oconee Sheriff’s […]

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Hendricks appointed interim administrator

Tom Hendricks is returning to Pickens County government as interim county administrator.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that Hendricks was the choice last night of the Pickens County Council as interim county administrator.  A Liberty resident, Hendricks worked as county administrator in both Oconee and Pickens counties and is a former Oconee County Planning Commission executive director. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Arrest made in thefts on Clemson campus

Campus police at Clemson have arrested an Anderson woman on charges arising from thefts of personal property from two university buildings.  Shawanna Christina Wright was charged Monday with three felony counts of financial transaction card theft, six misdemeanor petty larceny counts, and trespassing after notice.  The 26-year old Wright is neither a Clemson student, nor employee.  Police say debit and […]

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Investigation clears local authorities

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a state police investigation into the death of an inmate has cleared his office and the county Detention Center of any criminal wrongdoing.  Crenshaw further says the office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has issued a letter stating that the investigation into the death of Ernest Lee Smalley Jr. should be closed.  To avoid a […]

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Three-plus accidents every day

Preliminary data collected by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety show there were more than three Oconee County traffic accidents for each day of 2015.  For the whole year, more than 12-hundred accidents were investigated countywide—including inside the corporate limits of the county’s municipalities.  Most traffic accidents occurred outside the town limits and were investigated by the highway patrol.  […]

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Sidewalk work continues today

Workers continue today to pour sidewalk on the south side of Main Street, between Spring and Catherine.  And once that block of sidewalk is completed, Hutch ‘N Son will proceed to the next block.  Once the sidewalk is finished, next will be new street lights.  Mayor Edwards last night expressed the hope that the work will be done in the […]

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Local healthcare programs receive funding

Community support and the success of the annual golf classic staged by the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation have put money into the hands of those who run three local health care facilities.  Receiving checks for $28 thousand last week were Safe Kids Upstate, Lila Doyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Mountain Lakes Access Health Dental Clinic.  The golf tournament has […]

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