Medical call at the river

Responders gave a child medical treatment late yesterday afternoon at the Chattooga River, in the vicinity of Burrell’s Ford.  A report from county Emergency Services stated that limited information indicated the child fell a short distance from a waterfall in the wilderness.  Family members provided quick care to the child until help arrived.  The child was taken by GHS EMS […]

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Weekend accidents


An adult and three children escaped injuries this morning when their pickup truck hit a guard rail on I-85 in Oconee County.  This morning’s accident, around 8:30, occurred just east of Exit 4.  According to a report from Fair Play Fire/Rescue, the four were on their way to Maryland.  In Pickens County, a businessman was killed near Easley yesterday when […]

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Crowd calls for justice for Hammond


Cries of justice for Zachary Hammond were heard this afternoon in Seneca.  By a rough 101.7/WGOG NEWS count, about 100 people attended a rally in downtown Seneca organized by the group “Put Down The Guns Now Young People Organization.”  Group leader Jack Logan called for criminal charges against the Seneca policeman who fatally shot Hammond the night of July 26 […]

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Man charged with burglarizing Hammond home

Nicholas Blake Garland

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a 21-year old man charged with burglary and larceny at the home of Angie and Paul Hammond—the parents of Zachary Hammond, who was shot fatally in a police shooting last month.  The Sheriff’s Office identified the man arrested and charged as Piedmont resident Nicholas Blake Garland.  He was booked into the county […]

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Hipps’ attorney takes issue with Solicitor


  The attorney for Tucker Hipps’ parents took issue this afternoon with the conclusions drawn by the circuit solicitor of the credibility of a man who came forward to offer information that might pertain to the Clemson student’s death.  Attorney Jennifer Spragins Burnett said, “We could not disagree more with Ms. Adams’ opinions regarding the credibility of the new witness […]

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Be alert, allow for delays as schools start

Any time schools go back into session it’s good advice to stay alert around school zones and allow for delays.  The opening of Oconee public schools on Tuesday carries special attention for a section of n. highway 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, where a new $54 million dollar Walhalla High School will open its doors.  For the first time […]

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First community meeting held, more to follow


The first in the series of Oconee County community meetings for the public to sound off on the county’s comprehensive plan took place last night in Fair Play and went well, according to one of the county employees who helped stage the meeting.  County planner Matthew Anspach said there was sufficient interest among Fair Play residents last night for the […]

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