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Part of Westminster Highway Closed-Not Weather Related

February 10, 2014

Part of highway 183/Westminster highway is closed tonight as responders handle a natural gas like break. The location is between the Ulbrich Plant and Bennett Road.

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Oconee Schools-Decision Made

February 10, 2014

WGOG has learned, there will be no school in Oconee County tomorrow.  

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Road Conditions deteriorating

January 28, 2014

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…

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Murder Victim was Beaten

January 20, 2014

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…

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Long Creek Woman Facing Drug Charges

December 20, 2013

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…

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Operation Smurf Nabs 3 more; seeking others

November 29, 2013

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…

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Early Friday Accident Claims Teenager

November 29, 2013

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,…

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Information Sought in Brutal Beating Death

November 11, 2013

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…

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Mental Illness Training Program for Deputies

November 11, 2013

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,…

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Two Arrested, One Being Sought

November 1, 2013

Two men have been arrested and authorities are searching for a woman, in connection with a search warrant executed Wednesday.  Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 39 year old Tony Keith Benson of 812 Shiloh Road in Seneca was arrested and charged with distribution of ice from a drug sale back on September 17th and for…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
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