Oconee Soil and Water Conservation Commission Attends Conference in Charleston

Oconee Soil and Water Conservation Commissioners recently attended a Partnership Conference in Charleston including SC DNR and the SC Natural Resource Conservation service, a division of the US department of Agriculture. One of the tours on St James Island from DNR proved to be a South Carolina PROUD moment: South Carolina has a 90% oyster bed restoration to our coast […]

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State Legislature to fill PSC Posts

A joint session of the South Carolina Legislature will fill the Public Service Commission representing Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7. District Three includes the counties of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens. So far, two men have qualified, and they are Mike Caston of Clemson and Randy Randall of Clinton. An extended application period that expired Friday added District 3 hopefuls […]

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Woman Becomes Sixth Person Charged In Old Dunlop Plant Burglary

22 year-old Leanna Shyann Green was arrested on Monday by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The Pickens resident was charged with Second Degree Burglary, Petit Larceny and Malicious Injury to Property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the charges stem from the burglary at the old Dunlop Plant in Westminster, making her the sixth person apprehended in connection with the investigation, […]

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Special Election Today in Walhalla

While Georgia and other states are participating in Super Tuesday, there’s a special election happening today in Walhalla to fill a vacancy on the city’s six-member council. Keith Pace is the only candidate on the ballot. Voting takes place from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm today at the EMS Rescue Building on South Church Street in Walhalla.

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Two More Arrested in Old Dunlop Plant Burglary

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more suspects in connection with a February 24th burglary at the old Dunlop plant near Westminster. 43 year-old Kevin Wayne Ballard of a Duncan Road address in Six Mile was transferred from custody in Pickens County to Oconee County on Friday and charged here with Second Degree Burglary, Malicious Injury to Property, […]

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March 2020 Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in SC

Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed March 2020 Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina. Prescribed, or controlled, burning is the skilled application of fire under planned weather and fuel conditions to achieve specific forest and land management objectives. About 500,000 acres are prescribed-burned every year in South Carolina – most of them on private land – but at least 1 […]

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Man Charged with Being Habitual Violator

26 year-old Bobby Justin Peay was arrested on Friday by Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with being an habitual traffic offender, operating an unregistered vehicle, driving on suspended license, an open container violation, third degree assault and battery and other offenses. He remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center pending bond, total amount of which was set […]

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