Man killed in West Union accident

A West Union man died from injuries he sustained in an accident Friday afternoon.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis reports that 42-year-old Jackey Lee Moore of Hidden Springs Farm Drive, near West Union was found pinned beneath his truck.  Oconee County Dispatchers received a 911 call at 5:38pm Friday.  Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.  His wife, teenage daughters, […]

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Chattooga River Death

A 64-year-old Madison, Georgia man drowned Monday evening on the Chattooga River.  The Oconee County 911 system was contacted at 6:04pm reporting the incident on Section III of the river above Sandy Ford near Mountain Rest.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis pronounced the man dead at 8:20pm after his body was removed from the river.  According to witnesses, the victim, […]

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Teen killed in Pickens Motorcycle accident

A teenager was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon in Pickens County.  Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol report that the teen was driving north on Highway 133 at 4pm when he went through an intersection at Lakeside Drive and crossed the centerline.  Then the motorcycle sideswiped a truck.  The teen was transported to Connan Hospital but later […]

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Three Weekend Highway Deaths

Three people lost their lives on state roads and highways over the weekend.  The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces the three deaths occurred from Friday, July 12, at 6pm until Sunday, July 14, at midnight.  As of July 14,  363 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 451 highway deaths in this same time period in […]

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Gas Prices holding steady

Gas prices are holding steady, heading lower by just a drop since June. Lundberg Survey Author Trilby Lundberg gives details.  “The average price of gallon, regular grade, is $3.59.  It slipped nearly a penny over the past three weeks and it is down nearly seven cents over the past two months.”  Better get ready to pay more though as Lundberg […]

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Kids’ TV Habits mirror Parents’

A new study shows that the best way for parents to get their children to turn off the TV is by setting a good example. Amy Bleakley is the study’s lead author and she suggests this connection.  “The best predictor of a child’s’ TV time is the amount of time their parents spend watching TV.” Bleakley says that television time […]

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Assault and Battery at OC Convenience Center

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to find an individual who committed an assault and battery at a manned convenience center near Seneca.  The manned convenience center is the Metromont Manned Convenience Center.  The victim told deputies that the suspect brought some items to the convenience recycling center.  The victim then asked the suspect to place […]

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OHC to offer Writing Workshop

“If all that you know about your family history are “the begets,” that is boring,” declares Jeannie Simms Dobson.  She will be presenting workshops entitled Capturing Family Stories Before Time Whisks Them Away at the Oconee Heritage Center on July 20 and 27 from noon until 2pm.  In Session I, students will learn to weave the details of a family […]

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OC Worklink Location changing

There is now a new way for employers and job seekers to access employment and training services through the SC Works Work Link Employment Centers in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.  The Work Link Workforce Investment Board announces that as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor sequestration and budget cuts, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce […]

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