Holly Springs to be Oconee’s next fire department

A small, rural community between Long Creek and Westminster is organizing its own volunteer fire department.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, this week announced Holly Springs is next in line to join the countywide system of rural fire protection.  The community is home to a fire substation.  King said this morning, “Members of the Long Creek and Cleveland stations began […]

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Chainsaws stolen Saturday, arrest made Tuesday

Chainsaws were stolen Saturday evening near Walhalla, and the Sheriff’s Office made an arrest three days later.  Arrest warrants charge Rodney Lee Camp with third degree burglary, grand larceny, and malicious injury to personal property.  A deputy investigated the theft Saturday of several chainsaws from a building on Nectarine Circle and damage to the building during the burglary.  

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Oconeean arrested in stolen car investigation

A 37-year old Oconee man has been arrested in a one-month investigation of a stolen car near Seneca.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the charge of possessing a stolen vehicle has been placed against Earles Grove resident Matthew Flint Patterson (right).  Patterson was arrested Tuesday.  The investigation started when a resident of the Martin Creek Road returned home from hunting […]

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Hospital officials address department store urmor

At least for now, officials of Oconee Memorial Hospital are shooting down a rumor that acreage on hospital grounds is being made available for a department store.  The rumor that reached 101.7/WGOG NEWS this week was a department store would build on 12 hospital acres.  But Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Memorial campus of GHS, said, “We’re looking at […]

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Home invasion at Townville

An early morning home invasion was reported today in Townville, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says there are two suspects—both of whom wore bandanas and kicked the door in.  The crime was reported on Peachtree Lane where, at gunpoint, cash and electronic items were stolen.  The victim believes the robbers were in a red car.  No one was hurt in […]

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Rotarians to hear about influential FDR aide

At its meeting tomorrow, Seneca Rotary Club will hear from an author who chronicled a woman who served as the personal secretary for four-term President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Journalist Kathryn Smith will be guest speaker and will talk about her biography of Marguerite LeHand.  Known as “Missy”, LeHand worked for FDR for 20 years and was quite influential in the […]

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Edith and Kimberly Clark

    Westminster – Mary Edith Clark, 78, of 106 Richland Creek Drive passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 and her daughter, Kimberly Ann Clark, 53, of the home, died on Saturday, January 21, 2017. A service to celebrate the life of both, Mary & Kimberly, will be held 2 pm, Friday, January 27, 2017 from the Chapel of […]

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Work on main highway to Anderson

  A contractor announces  work is being performed on US Hwy 76 Clemson Blvd on Thursday 1-26-17 between Sandy Springs and Pickens County line. Ashmore Brothers, division of Rogers Group, requests drivers to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment working in the road. Please take alternate routes to avoid this area if at all possible. Please use caution and […]

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