Pickens Man Dead, Two Injured

October 14, 2013

A Pickens county man is dead following a two car accident Saturday morning in Liberty.  The SC Highway Patrol reports 45 year old Preston Calvin Batson, Jr died Saturday morning when his car entered into the oncoming lane on Highway 93 and collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the…

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Sheriff’s Deptartment Stresses Gun Safety

October 14, 2013

Gun safety has been a topic of discussion around the country over the past several years. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to gun safety not only for the citizens of Oconee County, but among the deputies and personnel who work at the office. Sergeant Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor with the Oconee…

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HS FOOTBALL: Oconee teams lose Friday night

October 12, 2013

All three Oconee County high school football teams saw defeat in action Friday night. In WGOG’s broadcast game from Williamston, Palmetto gets its first Western AAA win of the season with a 29-13 win over Walhalla. The game was close until the fourth quarter, the start of which the Mustangs led by only a 16-13…

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Man who threatened Graham sent to prison

October 12, 2013

A Pickens County man who admitted he wrote a letter threatening to kill Senator Lindsey Graham drew a near seven-year prison term when sentenced Friday in U-S District Court at Anderson. As ordered by Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr., 32-year old Easley resident Simon Peter Long was sent to federal prison for 87 months for…

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Missing swimmers OK!

October 12, 2013

On a morning when the water temperature apparently is warmer than the surface air, three boys decided to go for a swim in Lake Keowee. They created concern for adults who feared they might have drowned. But all’s well that ended well this morning in the Ebenezer Community. Shane Gibbs of Oconee Emergency Services says…

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Movie scenes anticipated at High Falls

October 11, 2013

Filming for “Elbow Grease” moves to Oconee’s High Falls Park next week, giving rise to the belief that it’ll be there, at Lake Keowee, where Hollywood’s Burt Reynolds will join the shooting. The stars seem to be aligning for just that, as we learned today in an interview with Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks,…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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