Woman Charged with Death of Toccoa Man

Police in Georgia have made an arrest in the death of a University of Georgia student. Our sister station WNEG in Toccoa reports that 21 year-old Knox Whiten, who was also a graduate of Oconee Christian Academy, died when hit by a vehicle on Chase Street near the outer Athens loop on March 21st. Athens-Clarke County police said that Virkerria […]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As traffic begins to pick up across the country, with increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions, AAA – The Auto Club Group reminds drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during Distracted Driving Awareness month. According to 2019 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Distracted driving crashes killed 3,142 people […]

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Tax Credit Could Be Attractive for Economic Development

Project Rise” is a code-named Oconee County economic development prospect which, if realized, would locate within Seneca’s utility service area. Last night the mayor and council approved a deal with the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative for a utility tax credit for the project. City Administrator Scott Moulder said he would not identify the prospect and deferred to the county, since […]

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NWS Has Issued Flash Flood Warning for Oconee County Until 3:00 pm Today

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flash Flood Warning for… Habersham County in northeastern Georgia… Rabun County in northeastern Georgia… Southeastern Macon County in western North Carolina… Northwestern Oconee County in upstate South Carolina… * Until 3:00 PM EDT.  At 9:41 AM EDT, locally as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain is expected to accumulate from […]

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B.A.S.S. Announces 2022 Bassmaster Classic Will Be Held At Lake Hartwell

The world’s most prestigious professional bass tournament will be returning next year to the site of some of the best moments in the sport’s famed history. B.A.S.S. officials, along with Visit Anderson and VisitGreenvilleSC, announced today that the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be held for the fourth time at scenic Lake Hartwell, March […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Westminster Man on Fugitive from Justice Charge

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man Monday on a Fugitive from Justice charge. 20 year old Mark Roy Paul Groscope of Coffee Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:25pm. This morning, custody of Groscope was transferred to the Rabun (GA) County Sheriff’s Office after Groscope waived extradition. Yesterday afternoon, the Oconee County Sheriff’s […]

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