Hartwell Lake Campgrounds to open May 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will open the following campgrounds and day-use areas for the 2013 recreation season on May 1: Oconee Point Campground in Oconee County will be open May 1 through September 30. The campground offers 70 sites and all are waterfront locations. All sites are equipped with electric and water hook-ups. Shower and restroom […]

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Six Prescribed Burns in 2013

A wet winter and early spring this year curtailed the number of prescribed burns on U.S. forest land in Oconee County. In 2013, a half dozen burns were conducted, including the sixth and final one Monday near Salem.  The U.S. Forest Service normally tries to burn around  4-5,000 acres each winter and spring.  According to the U.S. Forest Service, benefits […]

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SC is Drought Free

For the first time in nearly three years, South Carolina is free of drought. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee voted Wednesday to remove drought designations for all 46 counties because of above-normal rainfall for the past five months.  Prior to that, 22 counties had been under “moderate” drought, while the rest of the state was considered to be under […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office makes Two More Drug Arrests

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office made two drug arrests Wednesday afternoon.  Deputies charged 46-year-old Steven Gregory Brock of Westminster and 31-year-old Barbara Lynn Morgan of Townville with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the Sheriff’s Office, narcotics agents assisted by the Seneca Police Department executed a search warrant at GB Automotive Shop on West-Oak Highway.  Deputies and officers […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office locates Missing Teen

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office located a 16-year-old girl who had been missing since the end of February. According to Investigators with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Katherine Lidey was found at a location on Quail Drive, which is located near Mountain View Road and Flat Shoals Road just outside of Salem.  Katherine, who goes by Katey, was reported missing […]

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OC Sheriff makes Meth Manufacturing Arrest

Another arrest has been made in the war on illegal drugs.  On Tuesday, deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Bobby Jay Eugene Shead of Seneca.  He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and with possessing miscellaneous chemicals and cooking equipment used in the manufacturing of meth at his residence on Village Creek Circle in Seneca. According to deputies, […]

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OC Sheriff’s Deputies make Drug Distribution Arrest

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man yesterday on drug distribution charges.  Tuesday around 8pm, deputies arrested 19-year-old Austin Blaine Myers of Westminster.   Myers is accused of selling marijuana to undercover agents on April 3 and April 22.  Agents of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office followed the undercover agents to a pre-determined location where evidence was […]

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Data Center coming to OC

The Oconee County Economic Development Commission announces a data center plans to locate in Oconee County and invest $1.5 million.  Technology Solutions of SC, Inc., a managed information technology company serving Upstate customers, will locate a new Tier III data center in Oconee County. The $1.5 million investment is expected to generate seven new jobs with plans to triple employment […]

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NGA TOUR ready for Mountain Lakes Classic in Seneca

The best young golfers in the world are in Seneca this week competing in the Mountain Lakes Classic presented by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau at Cross Creek Plantation.  The Classic will feature a slew of the best up-and-coming talent in the country battling for the lion’s share of the $150,000 purse.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander is excited […]

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