WESTMINSTER MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL GUN CHARGE

United States Attorney Beth Drake announces that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville returned an indictment against 43-year-old Matthew Blake Sosby of Westminster. He was charged in a one-count indictment with felon in possession of a firearm. The maximum possible penalty Sosby could receive is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of 10 years. This case was investigated by agents […]

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C Fund Committee approves exit

The Oconee County “C Fund” committee, charged with approving and dispensing state funds for local road projects, this morning approved $425,000 to create an exit at the property off U.S. 123 purchased by the county for a planned agriculture center, fair ground and farmer’s market. Oconee County administrator Scott Moulder, in making the county’s request said the actual cost could be […]

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SHERIFF CRENSHAW ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF SMART911 SERVICE

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the E-911/Communications Center has launched the Smart911 service and the service is available for residents to go online and register. Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an […]

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CLEMSON STUDENTS ELECT NEW GOVERNMENT LEADERS

Killian McDonald of Columbia was elected Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government president and Jaren Stewart of San Diego, California, was elected vice president. The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that McDonald is a political science and women’s leadership double major and Stewart is a justice studies major. The pair ran on a platform that includes ideas for improving student […]

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MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER SHOOTING IN WALHALLA

A man was airlifted to the hospital following a shooting in Walhalla, explains Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “Deputies with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a report of shots fired around 7:30pm Wednesday. Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Oconee Creek Road and found a man with a gunshot wound to his midsection. […]

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THOMPSON NAMED NEW PRINCIPAL OF FAIR OAK ELEMENTARY

At Monday night’s work session meeting of the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), the board accepted the recommendation of David W. Thompson as the new principal of Fair Oak Elementary. The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2017. Thompson has 13 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He is currently […]

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WESTMINSTER ANNOUNCES 100AMP LOAD CONTROL SWITCHES ARE HERE

A number of Westminster electrical customers last year were unable to take advantage of the City of Westminster’s load control program because their individual air conditioning units had electrical loads greater than 40amps. Westminster City Administrator Chris Carter announces that the city via its membership within Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) took delivery of 54, 100amp load control devices. This […]

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