Turn Around Don’t Drown

The Upstate of South Carolina is under a flood watch through Tuesday morning. Residents are encouraged to plan accordingly for the weather, says Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Emergency Management and Special Operations Scott Krein. “Give yourself a little more time and give yourself a little more distance. The roads are wet and we have some puddling on […]

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Over 140 Volunteers participate in 2nd Great Oconee Clean Up

Over 140 volunteers helped put the shine back on the Golden Corner this past Saturday, April 21, during the second annual Great Oconee Cleanup. This was a partnership of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, the Oconee Economic Alliance, the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, the School District of Oconee County and Oconee County Solid Waste. Emily Hodge, Economic Development Specialist with […]

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Guns to be locked in Safes at School

A change has been made to the Armed School Alliance Program being proposed in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), explains Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “I would like everyone to know that this is a secondary school safety proposal. Our first goal is to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) is every school. That is one thing that I […]

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Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins 2018 Riley Award

The School Improvement Council (SIC) of Walhalla High School in the School District of Oconee County has been named the recipient of the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. The award was presented Saturday afternoon during the SC School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) Annual Meeting at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. The annual Riley […]

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PC Sheriff’s Office investigating Kidnapping

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged kidnapping of a woman from her residence on Holly Springs School Road that occurred at approximately 9:30am on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Pickens County was notified at approximately 12:30pm Sunday by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an abandoned Jeep Cherokee registered to a Pickens County resident. The vehicle […]

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Fair Play Man arrested for Burglary, Kidnapping and Domestic Violence

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fair Play man this week on multiple charges, including first degree burglary, kidnapping and domestic violence in the first degree. Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center after being transported from the Anderson County Detention Center was 46-year-old Timothy William Mathis. He was also charged with one count of petit larceny in relation […]

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