Tips for Dealing with Ice Storms

With the possibility of ice accumulations in the forecast, it is important to know some tips for dealing with ice storms. This is especially true in our area, where storms of this magnitude are rare. The National Weather Service and Emergency Officials warn residents to take immediate steps to prepare for power outages. The outages may be prolonged, due to […]

Read more

Road Conditions deteriorating

WGOG’s has received word of a number of accidents in Oconee County as the road conditions continue to deteriorate this afternoon. Around 4:30 this afternoon, the Highway Patrol was reporting accidents on Long Creek Highway, Dr. Johns Road, Highlands Highway and Highway 11. Details of the accidents were not immediately available. The Highway Patrol also is also reporting ice and […]

Read more

Murder Victim was Beaten

The autopsy on a Westminster man missing since December reveals he died of blunt force trauma. That’s according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. The body of 61 year old Richard Alan Marszalek was found Friday in the rubble of a burned mobile home. He was reported missing by his niece a week earlier. Coroner Addis performed the autopsy Sunday […]

Read more

Long Creek Woman Facing Drug Charges

A Long Creek woman faces drug charges following an early Thursday morning arrest. Sheriff’s department spokesman Jimmy Watt says deputies responded to a call late Wednesday to reports of suspicious vehicle in the are of Damascus Church Road in Long Creek. Watt says deputies found a subject outside of the vehicle and two people in the car. Watt says officers […]

Read more

Operation Smurf Nabs 3 more; seeking others

Arrests continue in what the Oconee County Sheriff’s office calls “Operation Smurf.” The operation, which began Monday, has resulted in the arrests of 29 people as of Wednesday afternoon. Two people were arrested Tuesday: 31 year old Jennifer Beth Hippensteal and 35 year old Ernest Wayne Hippenstal, both of 112 Triangle Drive, Seneca were both charged with Consipiracy to Manufacture […]

Read more

Early Friday Accident Claims Teenager

A Seneca teenager is dead after a single vehicle collision which occurred at approximately 3:30 am on Friday morning, November 29, 2013. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the collision which occurred on SC Highway 24 (West Oak Highway) in the Oakway Community near Westminster. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says Jesse Logan Hannah, 14, of 322 Rodgers Road, Seneca, […]

Read more

Information Sought in Brutal Beating Death

Oconee County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of what has been called one of the most brutal murder cases in the county.  Sometime between May 11 and May 13 of 2010, 82 year old James “Bunk” Carver was beaten to death inside his home at 755 James Carver Road in Seneca. The body was […]

Read more

Mental Illness Training Program for Deputies

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies, as part of ongoing training, recently completed training on dealing with mental illness.  The “Crisis Intervention Training” program was taught by Fred Riddle, a former law enforcement officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s office. Riddle is a veteran of the Vietnam War. The program, which is required for all certified officers, focused on showing officers the […]

Read more
1 11 12 13 14 15 45