Late night home fire

A late night home fire inside the protection service territory of the Oakway Volunteer Fire Department. The fire occurred on Grove Creek Drive and no one was reported injured. The call came at 10:22. Fire fighters from Oakway, Westminster, South Union and Fair Play responded. The last set of fire fighters remained at the scene until shortly after 12:30 a-m.

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President’s Day is official holiday

The observance of President’s Day is an official holiday today, meaning regular county and state offices are closed. That includes the county’s libraries and the courthouse. Public schools are running on regular schedule, and the county school board of trustees holds its regular February meeting beginning at 6 tonight at district headquarters.

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Arrest Made in Connection with Bomb Threats

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca woman in connection with a recent series of bomb threats in Oconee County. Melissa Ann Griggs, 38 of 300 Carter Street Seneca was arrested Thursday on charges of trespassing at Wal-Mart. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Griggs was established as a viable suspect earlier in the week, suspected of […]

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Another River Sweep planned in OC

Over 2,000 pounds of liter was recently removed from the Tugaloo arm of the Chattooga River and now another river sweep is planned for next month this time on the Chauga and Chattooga rivers.  Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District manager Eddie Martin gives details.  “March 2, we will have another river sweep.  It will go on from 8am until […]

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Seneca Rec offering Flag Football

A new sport is coming to the Seneca Recreation Department.  This spring, flag football is being offered to kids ages 7-14.  Shannon Knight, Athletic Director for the Seneca recreation Department gives details. “It is a new sport that we are offering at the Seneca Recreation Department.  Sign ups are going on now until February 22.  We are offering flag football […]

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County Leaders hold Sanctuary Pointe Meetings

Sister station WGOG reports that the project seen as a “game-changer” for southern Oconee County has prompted meeting between county officials and the Sanctuary Pointe developers. At the recent meeting of the Oconee County Economic Development Commission, County Administrator Scott Moulder announced a series of ongoing meetings with those who intend to develop the Lake Hartwell peninsula at I-85 into […]

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Jail named Defendant in Slip-Fall Case

The Oconee County Detention Center in Walhalla has been named in a lawsuit alleging a slip and fall incident at the jail.  The lawsuit was filed this week in the Common Pleas Court.  The plaintiff, Undre Randolph, alleges that on July 14, 2011, he tripped and fell on water in the hallway of the defendant, which is the detention center. […]

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Jocassee Shoreline Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Duke Energy’s plan to manage the Lake Jocassee shoreline. The 24-page long order to modify and approve was accepted by FERC on February 4. A spokesperson for Duke Energy anticipates little change to the way the expansive body of water above Lake Keowee will be managed in the future. Based on the shoreline […]

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Duncan returns Funds from Operating Budget

South Carolina Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan announces that he would be returning a significant portion of his office budget to the taxpayers for the second year in a row. Duncan’s wish is that the returned funds be used to pay down the national debt. Duncan announced that his office would be returning around $200,000 or 15.2% of his overall […]

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Former Judge sentenced for Tax Fraud

A former Municipal Court Judge in Central will spend the next 24-months behind bars for tax fraud.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that 48-year-old Janet Reese of Central was sentenced by United States District Judge Timothy Cain to 24 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $472,000 in restitution.  Reese had earlier pled guilty to filing false tax claims. Evidence […]

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