Missing Hiker Located

Officials with the Oconee County have located a missing hiker. Oconee County Emergency Services began a search yesterday when the man failed to show up at an appointed time. He had been hiking in the northern part of the county and was separated from his hiking party. Officials say he showed up at the appointed destination this morning.

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New Fee Structure for Public Lottery Hunts

In an effort to become more efficient and provide better customer service, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has decided to charge a non-refundable participation fee for the drawing hunts.  These fees are less than the refundable fees charged in the past years.  The fees are based upon the last three years of application and selection data.  The DNR […]

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NTSB Investigation Continues

The NTSB says a stalled engine may have been the cause of a plane crash Sunday which killed two Greenville families.  NTSB board member Earl Weener says stalling can happen when an aircraft’s airspeed drops too low or if the slope of the plane becomes too extreme to maintain lift. He said the plane’s position on impact is consistent with […]

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Hiker Missing in Northern Oconee

Oconee County Emergency Services is participating in the search for a 45 year old hiker who is reported missing in the Salem area.  Oconee County Responders searched searched trails, access roads and old logging roads in the Mustard Grounds  Area with in Oconee County.  Oconee County Emergency Services in conjunction with Pickens County until nightfall last night.  The last units […]

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Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Walhalla woman who has not returned her four daughters. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants against 44 year-old Laverne Marie Bennett of Fairfield Road, Walhalla. Bennett is accused of failing to return each minor female child to the father, Bruce L. Bennett who has primary custody of the children. The […]

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Election “Glitch” Fixed

The election “glitch” which disqualified a number of candidates in South Carolina’s 2012 elections has been fixed.  That’s according to State Senator Thomas Alexander. Alexander addressed the Oconee Alliance Thursday afternoon. He said the changes in the state law now separate the requirement of filing economic interests statements and election filing. The responsibility for filing those economic interests now fall […]

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Clemson Gets ROI Rating

Clemson University has been named one of the top 50 public U.S. colleges in the return on the investment in a degree. The ranking, provided by the college database, reported the 30 year return on investment in a Clemson degree is $409,200.  Neil Burton, executive director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Clemson says the return on […]

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Warrants Obtained Against Burdette

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants yesterday afternoon against 34 year old Shane Adam Burdette in the Tuesday morning shooting death of James Evan Tyner. The two warrants charge Burdette with murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. The murder warrants allege that Mr. Burdette killed the victim Mr. Tyner by “shooting him with a […]

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Potential Dangerous Weather for Golden Corner

National Weather service has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 10 am this morning through late tonight. A cold front will approach from the Tennessee Valley today, and that will increase the coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia. The national weather service says storms may be particularly severe this afternoon […]

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Answers to Veterans Administration Benefits

A representative from the Veterans Administration will be available next week to answer questions regarding benefits for Military Veterans in Oconee County. Mia Temple will be available Tuesday July 16 at 6 pm at the Seneca American Legion Post on North Fairplay street. Temple is a Veterans Administration medical representative from the Dorn VA Medical center of Columbia. Ms. Temple […]

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