High Winds and Power Problems

Late into the night, crews worked diligently to correct problems caused by yesterday’s intense high winds. Fire Chief Charlie King of Oconee County Emergency Services says the winds brought down trees, sparked brush fires, and blocked roadways late Saturday night. Multiple incidents were reported in Keowee-Key, Newry, Westminster and Seneca. As of 2:45 Sunday afternoon, power had been restored to […]

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Lake Keowee Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the Keowee Fire Department responded to a residential fire around 7:30 Sunday morning. The Keowee Fire Department, along with units from Keowee Ebeneezer Fire Department, Corinth Shiloh Fire Department, Salem Fire Department, and Station 21 responded to the fire at the residence located at #2 Calm Sea Drive, located inside the North Entrance […]

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Wind Increasing and Are Power Outages

This evening’s wind is causing more than chilly temperatures. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander says the City of Seneca is experiencing a number of outages. There are a number of traffic lights which are not functioning, at a number of major intersections. Severe winds are expected to plague the area throughout the night with wind chills expected to fall well below […]

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County Staff Attorney On Hold

Oconee County’s move toward hiring a staff attorney is being put on hold for the time being, as council members assess information provided to them. That was the decision made during Tuesday’s county council meeting. Two weeks ago, the council asked County Administrator Scott Molder to create an estimate of the savings and the cost of hiring a staff attorney […]

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Weekend Drug Arrests

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested six individuals and seized a variety of drugs during routine road patrol operations over the weekend.  A quantity of prescription drugs and around 67 grams of marijuana were seized between early Saturday morning and Monday morning. Those arrested include 48 year old Raymond Clay, Jr of Seneca. He’s charged with simple possession of marijuana. He […]

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Homicide Victim Identified

WGOG has learned the identity of the man found dead inside a Walhalla home early Tuesday morning. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says the man was identified as 27 year-old Jeremy Lee Little, a former Pickens County resident, who recently resided near Seneca. The Walhalla Police department with assistance from the Oconee County Sheriff’s department is investigating the incident. Early […]

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Easley Man Arrested on Weapons Charges

Oconee Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 21 year Easley man early Sunday morning on weapons charges. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 21 year old Tyler Joseph Crutchfield of Wallace Drive, Easley was booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Watt says deputies were dispatched around 1 am December 28 to an Owens Road address in Seneca, in response to reports of […]

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W8 to TXT is now Law

It’s now illegal to text and drive in South Carolina. If you get caught texting while driving in South Carolina you will now get fined. Lance Corporal David Jones of the SC Highway patrol says the law went into effect in the middle of the year, but there was a six month grace period for motorists to become familiar with […]

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Christmas Day Crash Claims Easley Man

A 24 year old Easley man is dead following a Christmas day accident. Pickens County Corononer Kandy Kelley says Jordan Robinson of Booker T Circle, Easley, died from blunt force trauma to the head following an accident Thursday afternoon at Breazeale Road, in Easley. Kelley says the victim was unrestrained in the single vehicle accident and was pronounced dead at […]

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Put Those Christmas Trees to Good Use

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife. In rural areas, discarded Christmas trees can be put to good use as erosion control or as brush piles to provide resting and escape cover for […]

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