Two students hurt in bus wreck

December 11, 2012
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A bus carrying 15 students turned over off the road in an after-school accident near Walhalla. Authorities say two students suffered apparent minor injuries on Pond Road near Poor Farm Lake. At the time, the road was slick from yesterday’s rain. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of Oconee public schools, says the district will follow…

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Oconee School Bus Overturns

December 10, 2012
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Oconee School Bus Overturns

An Oconee County School District bus overturned Monday afternoon near Walhalla.  School District officials say the bus was carrying students from West-Oak High School and West-Oak Middle School.  Two students were injured, according to authorities.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and no further details are available at this time.

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Quake “barely detectable”

December 10, 2012
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An earthquake, centered on the Pickens County side of Lake Keowee, was “barely detectable,” according to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services. The quake was felt at 5 a-m Saturday, Krein said, eight miles east-north-east of Salem.

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Sheriff-elect to introduce command officers

December 10, 2012
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At tonight’s meeting of the Voice of Southern Oconee, Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has invited four individuals whom he has chosen to serve as part of his command staff. Speaking to the Walhalla Rotary Club this afternoon, Crenshaw declined to name the four, saying it’s his intent for them to accompany him tonight to the South…

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BREAKING: Marcus Lattimore to go pro

December 10, 2012
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South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft, according to a source close to the player speaking with ESPN’s Joe Schad. An official announcement is expected this week, possibly Wednesday.  Lattimore sustained an extensive injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and has been vigorously…

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“Clandestine” drug lab in Seneca

December 10, 2012
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The police in Seneca have taken down what they called a clandestine meth lab in a residential area. The police say they arrested two people at 214 Hopkins Road and dismantled a methamphetamine lab inside a storage building . The police say they acted Friday afternoon on a complaint. Hours later, nearby, they arrested the…

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