Red Flag Alert lifted

The statewide Red Flag Alert is now lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Fire conditions have abated with rain, higher relative humidity, decreased winds, and cooler temperatures coming through the area. The conditions also alleviate some of the strain on Forestry Commission equipment and personnel. Preliminary statistics for the weekend from the Forestry Commission’s dispatch centers show three Oconee […]

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Clemson Student drowns on Lake Jocassee

Oconee County rescuers  found the body of a boater who disappeared after his kayak capsized on Lake Jocassee. Oconee County Fire Chief Charles King said rescuers found the man’s body Sunday morning.  Chief King said a husband and wife were together when their small kayak capsized Saturday. Although both wore life jackets, the husband was unable to swim.  The two […]

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Tractor Rollover kills Westminster Man

The Oconee County 911 system was activated at 10:57pm Saturday night with the report of a person found crushed beneath a tractor.  The man was discovered dead by family members who went searching for him when he was not found at home.   This incident occurred on property near the decedent’s home on Rufus Land Road in Westminster and is […]

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Tornado Safety Poster Contest Awards presented

A fifth grader from Walhalla Elementary School is this year’s grand prizewinner in the School Tornado Safety Poster Contest conducted by Oconee County Emergency Services.  In addition to a cash award, Jack Moore, received a weather alert radio. First place winners from each grade level received awards of $45 each and were as follows: 1st grade Michael Foster of Tamassee-Salem […]

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OC Sheriff launches New Website

Three months on the new job and Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is already making visible changes to better inform residents about crime in the county.  The sheriff recently launched a new website, explains Oconee County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt.  “The website for the Sheriff’s Office is www.oconeelaw.com and any time I issue a press release from […]

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Man arrested for having Gun on Clemson Campus

An Anderson man sits behind bars charged with having a gun on the campus of Clemson University.  The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reports 19-year-old Brandon Tyler Lowe was arrested when a weapon was found in his car while on campus.  He stands charged with one count of carrying or displaying firearms in public buildings or adjacent areas.  The Clemson Police Department […]

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Unity Church Road Bridge reopens

The South Carolina DOT has announced that Unity Church Road Bridge near Westminster has once again been re-opened to traffic. The bridge spans Toxaway Creek. DOT maintenance engineer Mike Smith said, “We have temporarily placed maintenance stone on the approach of the bridge and plan to replace it with asphalt early next week. The bridge is now open for passage.”

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Clemson Police warn about Counterfeit Money

The City of Clemson Police Department is warning residents about counterfeit money circulating in the area.  Police report several incidents within the City of Clemson and surrounding areas where individuals have passed counterfeit bills.  The City of Clemson Police Department has photos of two suspects believed to be using counterfeit bills on its website. Residents are advised to examine any funds […]

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Protect My ID Enrollment deadline

The March 31 deadline to enroll with Experian’s Protect My ID credit monitoring service is fast approaching, and the South Carolina Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers to either sign up online or by phone for the one-year, free service. You can do that by visiting www.protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code “SCDOR123” or by calling 1-866-578-5422. “We encourage consumers to take […]

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Clemson University Students use Spring Break to serve

The Media Relations Department at Clemson University reports that instead of resting and relaxing for spring break, many Clemson University students will be heading to locations across the country and around the world to spend the week of March 18-22 helping others. Wherever they go, all of these students have one goal in common: to dedicate their time and talents […]

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