Correction: Link added for Worst Drivers Study

CORRECTION Link to Study added:The Palmetto State ranks number one in the nation for the worst drivers. CarInsuranceComparison.com did the rankings based on five categories: fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, fatal crashes involving drivers who didn’t obey certain traffic laws, drunk driving, speeding and careless driving which included bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities. Only Montana ranked as poorly as South […]

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Area Closings/Cancellations

Updated 3:00 PM Tuesday (scroll to the bottom for the most recent additions to the list.) *Tonight’s Guardin ad Litem training session at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center has been cancelled. *Oconee Heritage Center has postponed its meeting scheduled for Tuesday night. The meeting will beheld Tuesdy, Febuary 4 at 6:00 PM. *Clemson University is closing at 3:00 PM. *Tri-County Technical College […]

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Company to invest $1 million in Seneca

A company will invest $1 million  and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for the support we have received […]

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Autopsy confirms drowning

An autopsy today confirmed the cause of an Easley man’s death in Lake Keowee was drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Charles David Keeney fell from a boat yesterday afternoon at Fall Creek Falls near Salem. A statement by the coroner says, “No traumatic injuries were found and no pre-existing conditions were found to have caused him to have a […]

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Apparent drowning in Lake Keowee

A 35-year old Easley man fell from his boat to his death late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee. Coroner Karl Addis says the body of Charles David Keeney will be autopsied to assist with the investigation of what’s presumed to have been a drowning death. Oconee County 9-1-1 was activated at 4:05 p-m by a report of a man “had […]

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Arrest Made in Connection with Bomb Threats

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca woman in connection with a recent series of bomb threats in Oconee County. Melissa Ann Griggs, 38 of 300 Carter Street Seneca was arrested Thursday on charges of trespassing at Wal-Mart. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Griggs was established as a viable suspect earlier in the week, suspected of […]

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Seneca Books Charlie Daniels Band

Officially the announcement came today. On 96.3/WGOG Seneca’s Riley Johnson announced that the city’s featured act for this year’s Memorial Day Weekend Fest will be the legendary singer Charlie Daniel and band. Johnson says the Charlie Daniels Band will take to the stage at Gignilliat Field Saturday night, May 25. Tickets will be $5 dollars and a portion of the […]

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