Seneca High School named Palmetto’s Finest

Tuesday afternoon, Seneca High School was named a Palmetto’s Finest for the 2016-17 school year. This was the second year in a row that the school was selected as a finalist, making the award even more special, said SHS principal Cliff Roberts. “This is ten years in the making. Ten years ago we were not a Palmetto’s Finest School and […]

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Sheriff Crenshaw announces launch of Smart911 Service

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the E-911/Communications Center has launched the Smart911 service and the service is available for residents to go online and register. Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office seeks help locating Wanted Man

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help locating a Seneca area man wanted on three outstanding drug warrants. On Wednesday, agents from the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff’s Office along with members of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, the Criminal Investigations Division and the Uniform Patrol Division executed a search warrant at an address on Evatt Road just […]

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OC Firefighters battle Mill Fire

Oconee County firefighters battled a mill fire Wednesday evening that is believed to have started by lightning. According to the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department, firefighters from several county stations were dispatched to a mill fire at Newry Mill in Seneca and around 10:30pm the fire was extinguished. Fire officials says the fire was contained to an elevator shaft at the rear […]

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OC Sheriff releases 2016 Summary

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office offers the following report to the citizens of the county concerning crime and law enforcement activities for 2016. Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw includes the following accomplishments that were realized by the dedicated men and women at the Sheriff’s Office working in partnership with the citizens of Oconee County and other law enforcement agencies. The […]

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Westminster Man arrested on Multiple Charges related to Weekend Shooting

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Westminster man on multiple charges related to a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning. In a press release issued Saturday, Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw released information regarding two shootings that occurred Saturday in Oconee County, including one that involved a Sheriff’s Office Deputy that is currently being investigated by the South […]

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Gene Haas Foundation presents check to HCC Machine Technology Teacher

STEM careers are receiving a lot of attention in the media. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and sometimes elicits visions of scientists in white lab coats. However, almost all career involve STEM disciplines in some way. In fact, Oconee County has many manufacturing facilities and most of those jobs are technical jobs involving STEM disciplines. Mr. […]

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West-Oak High School wins State AAA Wrestling Championship

On Saturday, the West-Oak High School Wrestling Team defeated Battery Creek 34-24 for the AAA State Championship. West-Oak High School Principal Kurt Kreuzberger is very proud of Coach Greg Brewer, his staff and the student-athletes for their victory, which claimed the fourth state wrestling championship in the school’s history. “I was very, very proud of our wrestlers, all season, and […]

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