Jobless claims on the rise!

July 19, 2013

Jobless claims increased in June in both Oconee County and South Carolina. The statewide increase was reported slight by the Department of Employment and Workforce. Oconee County, however, saw a full one percentage point increase in the numbers of those filing new claims. The Oconee rate rose from 8.3% in May to 9.3% in June.…

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Crash fatal to motorcycle passenger

July 19, 2013

A Pickens County crash took the life yesterday of a motorcycle passenger. Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the deceased as a 30-year old Six Mile woman, Sylvia Crain. According to the coroner, Crain was not wearing a helmet. State trooper Brent Kelley reported the accident on 133 involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle and occurred…

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Home fire in the Cleveland Community

July 19, 2013

Fire has broken out in a home in the Cleveland Community near the Georgia line. Rural Fire Control reports “a working fire” at 928 Cleveland Pike Road. The Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the first call at 5:05 this morning. Several other fire stations are providing aid, including at least one from nearby Stephens…

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Maryland woman speaks for her jailed sister

July 18, 2013

A sister of an Oconee County woman jailed in Idaho says she wants the public to know that her sister is a loving mother. Maryland resident Kathy DeAngelis called 96.3/WGOG NEWS and asked if she could put in a good word for Laverne Bennett, the sister now held in a jail in Cour d’ Alene,…

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Heavy fire damage on Elizabeth Street

July 18, 2013

Fire fighters put a stop to a West Union home fire this morning on Elizabeth Street—behind the former Dairy Queen and not far from the Walhalla city limit. Capt. Mark Hollifield said an investigation as to the cause of that fire is underway. At the time, no one was in that trailer home. According to…

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CATV truck hits tree, then house

July 18, 2013

A Northland cable television truck driver was left shaken when his truck rolled down a Walhalla hill this morning and struck a house. The Ford F-150 had just been pulled from a muddy surface when it began to roll and get away. Lt. Paul Harris of the Walhalla Police say the driver, Elton Parker, ran…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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