OMC wins Cooking Contest

A team from Oconee Medical Center’s dietary department won a hospital food cooking challenge called the Cooking Well Invitational held last week at the Culinary Institute of Charleston.  The Oconee Medical Center team comprised of a chef, two dietitians and an accountant; beat out nine other teams from other South Carolina hospitals. The purpose of the invitational was to demonstrate […]

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Safety Agencies partner during Gratifly Event

Area law enforcement agencies recently partnered to provide safety and security for the four-day Gratifly event in South Union.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “Due to the large numbers of people expected at the Gratifly event over the weekend in Oconee County, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office partnered with other law enforcement and emergency […]

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Drug Arrests over Weekend

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office made three drug arrests over the weekend during normal road patrol and enforcement operations, explains Jimmy Watt, public information officer with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  “One arrest occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday.  According to deputies, a dark color 2010 Mitsubishi Gallant was traveling north on Highway 11 and was observed by […]

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Office Building begun at ONS

Sister station WGOG reports that a contractor has begun work on a multi-story office building within the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station. It is a project that the county’s recently issued builder’s permit values at $16.2 million. B.J. Gatten at the World of Energy says though the building will rise five stories, it won’t be nearly as high as […]

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Pickens Co EMS seeking Info

Pickens County Emergency Management is asking that anyone who lives in Pickens County and was impacted by the recent rain events that resulted in uninsured damage or underinsured damage including policy deductibles please report those losses to Pickens County Emergency Management at 864-898-5946.  Please include your name, address, and telephone number along with an estimated dollar amount loss.  Meetings to […]

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Arrest made in Townville Stabbing

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a stabbing incident that occurred Monday afternoon in Townville.  According to investigators, dispatchers received a call around 5:27pm reporting that a man had been stabbed at a location on Peartree Lane, near the town of Townville. When investigators arrived on the scene, the man was transported to Oconee Medical Center […]

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Highway Fatalities down in Tri-County Area of Upstate

Highway fatalities are down in the tri-county area of Upstate South Carolina through the first seven months of the year.  Oconee County lists one highway death in 2013 compared to nine in 2012 at this same time.  Pickens County reports ten highway fatalities in each of the past two years at this time.  Anderson County has experienced 15 highway deaths […]

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School Meal Prices announced for 2013-14

With less than a month before the start of a new school year, the School District of Oconee County announces its meal prices for 2013-14.  Adult meals now cost $2 for breakfast and $3.45 for lunch.  For elementary students, meal costs are $1.20 for breakfast and $1.85. At middle and high schools in the School District of Oconee County, students […]

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