Noon hour acciddent with injuries

State troopers reported injuries in a pair of accidents during the noon hour today in Oconee County. At least one car was left badly smashed as the result of an accident on highway 28 at Halfway Branch. A second accident with injuries occurred on the Sandifer Boulevard near Sheep Farm Road.

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Ronald Wilbanks indicted

The former Walhalla police chief, Ronald Wilbanks, has been indicted by the South Carolina State Grand Jury on three counts of misconduct in office. The indictments were announced at the noon hour today by Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General. According to the announcement, “Count One of the indictment alleges that from January 2010 until December 2017, Wilbanks asked for […]

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Home fire in Crossroads

A home fire this morning south of Seneca in the Crossroads Community. A fire service source says heavy smoke was reported thru the roof at a home on Cedar Lane Road near highway 24. Fire fighters required the medical help of EMS to provide on-scene fire rehab.

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Glenn Buddin gets political in Anderson

A former Oconee County banker, Glenn Buddin has entered the political world in Anderson County. Buddin says he’s one of three Republican candidates for Seat Four, Anderson County Council.  The others running are Brett Sanders and Frank Pressley.  The three are competing for a seat to be vacated on the retirement of Tom Allen.

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An improved Oconee job picture

In the month of March, Oconee County recorded lower unemployment rates than did South Carolina and the rest of the country. Joblessness among county residents dropped to 4%, from February’s 4.5%. The numbers show that out of a potential workforce of nearly 35 thousand, about 33 and half thousand Oconeeans are gainfully employed. Across South Carolina the March jobless rate […]

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Oconee lawmakers vote no on a referendum for Greenville

Oconee’s two members of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Bill Sandifer of Seneca and Bill Whitmire of Walhalla, voted with the majority this week to defeat a bill that would have set up an advisory referendum to allow Greenville County voters to weigh-in on whether GHS—the Greenville Health System—may go thru with its planned affiliation with Palmetto Health of […]

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Woman who ran naked was crime victim, police say

Neighbors near Seneca say they saw a woman run naked apparently in terror. An Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of a Pendleton man, 28-year old Marcus Allen Greenlee, accused of stealing the woman’s clothes and cell phone. The Sheriff’s Office reported the crime of common law robbery April 8 at an address on Mike’s Trail near […]

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Award for Ripple of One founder

One of Oconee’s hardest working social workers was awarded last night during a meeting held at the Seneca Presbyterian Church. Stephanie Enders, founder of the Ripple of One program, received the Hometown Hero award, as presented by Denise Rozman, a member of the Seneca City Council. Rozman said the award recognizes Enders for selfless work in bettering the lives of […]

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Seneca to make counter offer

A counter proposal by Seneca is headed for the city’s wholesale water customer Pioneer Rural Water District. Seneca leaders held most of their comments about an apparent snag in the negotiations for their closed-door meeting last night that stretched one and a half hours. Part of the reason for meeting privately dealt with the search for a new administrator. In […]

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National School Walkout tomorrow

Another National School Walkout is planned tomorrow, on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and there are questions whether any Oconee students will participate.  So far, Dr. Michael Thorsland says, he is unaware of any Oconee students who plan to leave classes.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has received word of a school improvement council meeting where disappointment was registered […]

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