Votes to be tallied and announced

The results of the Oconee County vote in this Saturday’s Republican Presidential primary election will be announced, once they are tabulated, by the staff of the county elections office.  Joy Scharich, elections director, says interested members of the public may come to the county’s Pine Street office complex for both the tabulation and the announcement of the results.  Voting will […]

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Fire near Seneca

A midnight hour fire last night near Seneca.  According to the fire department, a fire burned in the garage of a home on Brentwood Drive in the Dorris Heights subdivision.  Minor damage is believed to have resulted. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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State of Oconee will have an education focus

  Education matters is the slogan and focus of this year’s State of Oconee Luncheon.  The event this Friday will take place at Oconee’s newest school, the first-year Walhalla High in the Picket Post Community.  The event is presented by the county’s three chambers of commerce to highlight why “education matters” for the continued growth of the community.  The luncheon […]

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“SWAT” deployment ends with man’s surrender

David Michael Brown

The deployment of the Oconee “SWAT” team ended with the surrender of a man who sheriff’s officers say barricaded himself inside his home early yesterday near Seneca.  David Michael Brown was arrested and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on S. Stonegate Drive near the Wells Highway.  Officers say the wife of the 31-year old Brown […]

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Missing man died of gunshot wound

A post-mortem exam has confirmed that a man who went missing in Oconee County died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  A search team with a cadaver dog on Friday found the body of Canton, North Carolina resident Jeffrey Scott Turner off the “Blue Tail” trail near Big Bend Road north of Mountain Rest.  Coroner Karl Addis says the result of […]

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Collete Dawn Preiss

Collette Dawn Preiss, 43, of 1228 Stillwater Drive, Seneca, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, prior to the service […]

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Monday’s weather worries

With the second winter storm of the season possibly on the horizon, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is making preparations and stands ready to respond. “Monday is President’s Day and will be a county holiday with all county governmental offices closed,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “However, the Sheriff’s Office is making preparations now for a weather system where […]

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