1st graders perform anti-litter skits

In advance of “The Great Oconee Cleanup,” first graders in Westminster are raising awareness about the problem of litter, with the hope that everyone will do their part to keep the county’s roadsides clean.  Students from Mrs. Nelson’s 1st grade class at Orchard Park Elementary School performed four skits at the start of last night’s city council meeting.    

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“Energy Saver” program headed to Walhalla

More than 1,100 Duke Energy customers in Walhalla will be asked next month to participate in a voluntary energy saver program designed to conserve energy and lower the electric power bills of Walhallans.  The program will be available at no cost to Duke’s Walhalla customers.  Crews of Duke representatives will fan out across the city’s service territory and target homes […]

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Special source credits ahead for developer

Oconee County will welcome a developer and his plans to build a housing development designed for college students at the eastern end of the county near the Clemson campus.  County Council approved on first reading an ordinance and passed a resolution last night for a fee-in-place-of tax agreement and special source credits for the developer who has yet to be […]

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Adding agriculture zoning districts dead for now

The creation of a pair of zoning districts designed to protect farm land failed during last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council.  Edda Cammick, the chairwoman, joined the side of Glenn Hart and Wayne McCall to make for a one-vote margin.  In the 3 to 2 vote, Paul Cain and Julian Davis voted in favor.  The agriculture zoning districts […]

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Symposium today addresses deadly drugs

Clemson holds a symposium on deadly drugs in South Carolina at 5:30 today in the Hendrix Center’s McKissick Theatre. “Deadly Drugs in the Palmetto State: Opiates—an Epidemic?” will explore the effects of opiate drugs and what campuses and communities can do to respond. Faculty and student speakers will join health care professionals and recovery therapists to address the rising death toll in […]

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Life-saving drug now in the hands of Oconee deputies

Oconee deputies have now been equipped with a drug that can help counter-act someone who has overdosed on opioids.  The deputies trained April 7 how to administer Narcan.  The medication was provided at no cost to the Oconee County taxpayer.  Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, “The distribution of Narcan to our deputies will not totally reverse the effect of […]

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AT THIS HOUR, hiker found safe

A hiker is safe after she and three companion pet dogs were forced to spend the night in the wild in the vicinity of the South Carolina-North Carolina line.  Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services says the 43-year old woman and her dogs, except for the elements, were found unharmed around 10:30 this morning in the vicinity of Bad Creek. […]

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Cause pinpointed for Townville home fire

  A cause for a home fire Sunday night in Townville has been pinpointed.  Shane Gibbs, the Oconee County Fire Marshal, says a stovetop eye had been left in a cooking-related accident.  Two people made it safely away from the fire on Rawleigh Street.  According to Gibbs, the structure consisted of two storage units that had been pulled together and […]

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Midnight fire at The Reserve

Word reaching 101.7/WGOG NEWS of a serious fire that struck the restaurant at The Reserve home development on Lake Keowee.  Apparently it was a midnight hour fire, to which Oconee County’s Keowee fire Department sent resources, including a ladder fire truck.  We are attempting to learn more information from Pickens County’s Keowee Vineyard Fire Department thru its chief, Phil Black.

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