Seneca Stabbing Victim Hospitalized

A Seneca man is in the hospital after he was stabbed.  According to the sheriff’s department investigators, a deputy responded to a call at 905 Shiloh Road near Seneca around 4 pm Monday. The deputy found a black male with multiple stab wounds to the upper right part of this body. The victim told the deputy that he had been […]

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Snakes are Out!

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is advising South Carolinans and visitors to be aware of the snake population while enjoying the outdoors. While hiking, fishing, picnicking or just working in the yard, you will be sharing the outdoors with these common South Carolina reptiles. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources provides a website to assist with general information and identification of […]

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Westminster Shooting Victim

Oconee County Sheriff’s officers are investigating an early morning shooting which has left one man dead.  Around 7:00 am this morning, officers responded to a shooting at 108 Mount Pleasant Road in the Blackjack Community. The Sheriff’s Department says a white male was shot.  The Oconee County Coroner was called to the scene.  Lt. Greg Reid of the Oconee County […]

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Lake Hartwell Approaching Record Level

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for most of the Golden Corner and Northeast Georgia.  According to the weather service, an automated gauge on Lake Hartwell read 665.02 feet at 6:10 am this morning. Flood stage is 665 feet. Forecasters expect the water levels on Lake Hartwell will slowly rise through Wednesday and is expected to peak […]

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Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Walhalla man on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt say deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Seneca area early Monday morning. Deputies spotted a dark colored SUV leaving Halfway Branch Road. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle reported in connection […]

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Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

In another drug arrest, a Salem woman was taken into custody and is facing drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Beverly Road in Salem late Sunday evening. Deputies encountered individuals who claimed to be removing a water heater from a house on the property. Deputies searched […]

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Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

A Westminster man is facing drug charges following a weekend arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s department.  According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt Deputies noticed two suspicious vehicles parked at the intersection of Highway 59 and Feltman Road in Fair Play.  One of those vehicles left as the deputy approached a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The driver informed the deputy […]

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Burglary Suspects In Custody

Two Hendersonville, North Carolina men wanted in connection with a robbery in Salem on Wednesday Night are in custody today according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  James Michael Estes II, 30, of Locogap Road, Hendersonville was booked into the Oconee County Detention center this morning.  Estes surrendered to Oconee County Officials.  According to warrants, he is charged with Grand […]

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Holiday Weekend Fatalities

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six people being killed on South Carolina roadways during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, from Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 7, at midnight. The six traffic deaths were during a 102-hour reporting period, compared to five fatalities reported during a 30-hour period in 2012.  […]

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Above Average Rainfall-More Predicted

Last week’s rain-fall has the total for July almost twice the average rainfall for the month. Forecasters are predicting more rain in the coming week. Walhalla’s official weather observer Barbara Wilson reports the total rainfall so far for July is 8.26 Inches. The average July rainfall, based on totals reported between 1981 and 2010, is 5.09 inches. The total rainfall for […]

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