Mudslide damages Pickens County Road

The South Carolina Department of Transportation expects that a quarter-mile stretch of US 178 in Pickens County near the North Carolina line will remain closed until early next month while repairs are made. A mudslide damaged part of the road. An approximate 30-minute detour has been posted in cooperation with the North Carolina DOT. That detour, which includes a portion […]

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Missing Girls and Mother found

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the four missing Oconee County girls and their mother have been found in Idaho.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “According to investigators, the girls and their mother were found by Idaho State Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which is near the Washington and Idaho state line.  The […]

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Wickliffe wins Talent Competition at Miss SC Pageant

For the second year in a row, Clarka Wickliffe has won the talent competition at the Miss South Carolina Pageant.  Wickliffe is a native of Oconee County and graduate student at Clemson University pursuing a master’s degree in bio-medical engineering.  She lives in Greenville County and is this year’s Miss Spartanburg.  Wickliffe took home the talent award with her vocal […]

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Clemson contributes to Digital Public Library

Clemson University is now sharing its knowledge and resources with the rest of the world.  Clemson University Libraries has been recognized as a contributor to the creation of The Digital Public Library of America, a portal that delivers millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars and the public. Clemson Libraries provided […]

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Anderson Man steals Police Car after Forgery Arrest

Authorities have arrested a man, who they say stole and crashed a police vehicle.  The South Carolina Radio Network reports that 26-year-old Kenneth Franklin Tollison of Anderson now faces multiple charges. An Iva police officer arrested Tollison around 11:15am Wednesday for attempting to cash a forged check at the Peoples Bank. After Tollison was placed in the back seat of […]

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Missing Hiker located

The search for a missing hiker in Table Rock State Park has ended with positive news, the man walked out on his own.  Oconee County Emergency Management director Scott Krein gives details.  “This morning we were searching and one of the search teams was at Table Rock State Park when our subject did walk out on his own power and […]

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Search for Overdue Hiker

A search is underway for an overdue hiker in Table Rock State Park.  Oconee County Emergency Services is searching for a missing 45-year-old male.  Oconee County Emergency Management director Scott Krein reports that responders searched trails, access roads and old logging roads in the Mustard Grounds area within Oconee County. Oconee County Emergency Services working with Pickens County was able […]

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Register for Alert Oconee

Oconee County has a new tool to alert residents about emergencies in their area.  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications/E-911 Division, in partnership with Oconee County Emergency Services and Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Oconee County impacted by, or in […]

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