“Clandestine” drug lab in Seneca

The police in Seneca have taken down what they called a clandestine meth lab in a residential area. The police say they arrested two people at 214 Hopkins Road and dismantled a methamphetamine lab inside a storage building . The police say they acted Friday afternoon on a complaint. Hours later, nearby, they arrested the driver of a blue truck […]

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US Attorney collects over 100M

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announces that the District of South Carolina collected $102,759,361 in Fiscal Year 2012 in criminal and civil actions. Of this amount, $6,654,883 was collected in criminal actions and $96,104,478 was collected in civil actions. Nettles said, “To put that in prospective it helps to know the total annual budget for this office is approximately $10 million. […]

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Seneca Fire Death

A fire late Thursday afternoon in the Friendship Community near Seneca left one person dead and a second person injured. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the fatality as 55-year old Charles Oglesby. He was found on the floor next to a burned mattress. Addis said 46-year old Linda Kay Christian was airlifted from the residence on Cox Road to […]

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I-85 Fatality indetified

Sister station WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports that Franklin County authorities have identified the man killed late last week in a fiery crash on I-85. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the driver’s name is Mitchell Ray Faulkner. He is from Glencoe, Alabama. The company he was driving for is Dairyman Supply, Inc. out of Gadsden, Alabama. The crash occurred […]

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Country reflects on Pearl Harbor Attack

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor when the United States was drawn into World War II by Japan’s surprise invasion. President Franklin Roosevelt made this famous statement about Pearl Harbor the next day as he spoke before a joint session of Congress. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United […]

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Walhalla Man arrested on Multiple Charges

Sister station WGOG reports that the discovery of a woman in disheveled condition north of Walhalla has led to charges of kidnapping and assault and battery in the first degree against a Walhalla man. A deputy with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department helped arrange medical treatment for the victim, who told the officer she had been beaten and held at […]

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Top Jobs in the U.S.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists have released the best bachelor degree jobs for 2013 based on occupations with the most jobs added since 2010. Occupations requiring bachelor degrees that have produced the most jobs post-recession include software developers, which tops the list, says CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz. “Companies are competing to get to market to first with innovations that will create […]

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DeMint leaving Senate

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint announces that he will leave the Senate at the beginning of January to become the next president of The Heritage Foundation, the largest and most respected conservative think tank in America.  In a statement, DeMint said, “It’s been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in the United States Senate for the past eight […]

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Illness affecting SDOC

An illness is making its way through the School District of Oconee County.  Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas has been bitten by the bug and offers this advice to parents of sick kids.  “First of all it is that time of year and it seems like the flu season has hit us a little early.  I have been hearing from principals […]

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Study Tips during the Holidays

Concentrating on work around the holidays is difficult, but for school children it can be impossible.  The weeks leading up to the holiday break from school are crucial for students, as many will be taking exams.  Seneca High School guidance director Karen Trammell offers this advice.  “Students tend to get distracted with all the activities going on around the holidays […]

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