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OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - School board members in Oconee County met Monday night to discuss a plan that would allow certain school staff members to carry guns. As many as 50 school employees, with the proper training, could be armed if it were to pass. The meeting on Monday was an open ...
The woman's abandoned Jeep Cherokee was found about 12:30 p.m. Sunday by an Oconee County Sheriff's Office deputy on the roadside of Highway 183 near the Oconee Nuclear Station in Oconee County. Detectives are canvasing area businesses and residents for potential witnesses and any ...

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged kidnapping and seeking information about a suspect after a woman was found stranded near an Upstate highway on Sunday. Pickens County deputies were called around 12:30 p.m. Sunday by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office in reference to ...
Deputies said the alleged carjacking happened in Pickens County and the car drove into Oconee County. Deputies said security at the nuclear station alerted them to the vehicle around 11:51 a.m.; the driver's side door was open, the lights were on, and the vehicle was empty. During the investigation a ...
Ann Stoneburner said she was motivated to help set up a program at the Oconee County Library late last month by a concern with the rewrite of the county's Comprehensive Plan and its impact on development in the county. The centerpiece of that program—sponsored by the Oconee County Democratic ...
More school security may be on the way in Oconee County ... Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and School Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland, want to arm as many as 50 school employees in the county's 19 schools. Advertisement. They would supplement 9 School Resource Officers in an active ...

“Oconee County has had strong momentum along the economic development front over the last few years, and this partnership with Santee Cooper will be a huge catalyst to ushering in a new wave of progress for the southern part of our community,” said Christine Tedesco, board chairwoman of the ...
OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Oconee County Sheriff's Office is warning community members to be mindful when picking up litter around their property. According to a news release, a deputy recently responded to Johnny Cox Road near Westminster and met with two people who were picking up trash ...
The team of former Clemson football players behind a luxury condo and hotel development on Lake Hartwell will be keeping their tax dollars in the county. Oconee County Council on Tuesday voted 4-0 to give Lakeside Lodge investors a $2 million infrastructure rebate to keep the project from annexing into ...
SALEM — A man and a woman were killed early Saturday along with a dog in a fire on Crestwood Drive that completely destroyed a mobile home. The names of the victims were uncertain Sunday, according to a news release from Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. The fire had burned so intensely that ...
JEWELRY STOLEN: On Jan. 4, a Bogart woman reported she returned home from a flight overseas only to find that someone had been in her luggage and stole $7,520 worth of jewelry. The jewelry included a wedding ring and a heirloom ring. The woman said she called the airline and it confirmed her ...
Burnette's appearance in military court is the only incident that showed up when checking his criminal history, said Oconee County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lee Weems. Non-fingerprintable offenses, such as failure to appear for a traffic citation or local ordinance, do not show up on criminal histories.
Oconee County Emergency Services isn't a single building, he said. “It's a family of response organizations that are positioned throughout the county, delivering an absolutely excellent service to our citizens,” King said. OCES includes 18 fire stations, seven rescue squads and three specialty teams.
An 80-year-old Morgan County man was killed Thursday morning in a one-vehicle wreck just south of Bishop in Oconee County, authorities said. Oconee County Coroner Ed Carson said Bobby Alan Ray apparently lost control of his Nissan pickup at about 8:45 a.m. on a curve of U.S. Highway 441.
A consultant hired by the Oconee County Commission following the 2015 spills found numerous problems at the plant and at a smaller land application treatment plant. Commissioners replaced the plant's operators, including the director of its utility department, now called the Water Resources Department.
Those dropping off trees will receive a free tree sapling in Clarke and Oconee counties, or seed packets as long as supplies last in Oconee County, Keep Oconee County Beautiful Director Cindy Pritchard said. Trees may also be dropped off at Oconee County recycling collections sites during normal ...
TRESPASSING: On Dec. 20, a deputy was dispatched to Lily's Nails on Capital Avenue, where a rear window to the business had been damaged and a glass jar of pickles was shattered in a parking space next to the building. This is the second act of vandalism at the nail business as on Dec. 15 someone ...

Five people were displaced due to a fire in Oconee County Thursday night, said Westminster Fire Chief Michael Smith. Smith said the fire happened in the garage of a home on the 100 block of Miller Farm Road. Smith said the home sustained minor damage, mostly in the garage, and that no one was home ...
This New Year's Eve, everyone knows that law enforcement will be out in full force making sure that drunk drivers stay off the roadways. There's no doubt about it, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office won't be joking when it comes to impaired drivers. When they warn their residents to behave, they aren't ...
DAMAGE: On Dec. 17, a deputy was dispatched to Pimlico Lane, Bishop, where a man reported someone drove a vehicle into his yard during the night and damaged the lawn by driving in circles. FORGETFUL WOMAN: On Dec. 16, a 22-year-old Athens woman reported she went to Walmart and went ...
MISSING PHONE: On Dec. 6, Deputy Jamie Elder met with a 63-year-old Crawford woman, who reported that her cell phone went missing while shopping in Walmart. She asked a store employee to call her phone and a Hispanic man answered and offered to return her phone for $5. She agreed, then the ...
5, when an employee confronted the woman as she was trying leave the store with a case of beer in a shopping cart, according to an Oconee County sheriff's report. However, the suspect punched the employee in the face and the pair then ended up on the floor as they fought, deputies said. A second ...
The Oconee County coroner said a moped rider was killed after being struck by a car in Westminster Thursday morning. According to the SC Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Plant Road near Highway 183 around 6:40 a.m.. Troopers said the moped and a 2015 Chevrolet sedan were both traveling ...
No one was injured in a school bus accident Wednesday morning in Oconee County, according to a spokeswoman for the Oconee County School District. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Mars Hill Road and U.S. Highway 78. The bus was in the turn lane when a truck pulled out and struck the bus, ...
Oconee County is in the process of digitizing paper documents that have never made it to the government's website. The BOC received eight proposals in response to an RFP and chose the lowest bidder, Advanced Data Solutions, at a cost of $200,000 for the digital conversion of documents across all ...
30 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County.
30 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County.
After only two years, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for a complete replacement of its inventory. The newfangled Motorola system ...
The incident is being investigated by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, Seneca Police Department, and SLED Special Victims Unit. For years ...
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said a sex offender is in custody after the attempted murder of two victims on Monday. Deputies were called ...
The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce took two busloads of people to three business ventures in the county recently, where old-time ...
THIEF HITS FAST: On Nov. 19, a resident of Limmerick Drive was doing yard work about 12:40 p.m. when he placed his backpack leaf blower ...
Andres Villegas, president of the Georgia Forestry Association, and Chuck Williams, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission, are hosting a ...
22 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County.
OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) – The driver of a moped has died after a crash along Highway 59 in Oconee County, Wednesday evening. Troopers ...
22 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County.
A South Carolina woman was airlifted to a hospital Sunday after her throat was cut, according to authorities. Oconee County sheriff's deputies ...
MAIL BOXES DAMAGED: On Nov. 8, Deputy Timothy Kirkham was dispatched at 9:43 p.m. to Pete Dickens Road, Bogart, where a vehicle went ...
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where they say a woman's throat was cut. Deputies responded to an address on ...
Crime Stoppers of Oconee County has asked for the public's help in tracking down a stolen car and said tipsters may be eligible for a reward, ...
The Oconee County coroner said a Westminster woman has died after a crash Wednesday morning. The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. ...
“I look forward to coming back to the great community where I grew up,” said Bernardi, who grew up in Oconee County. She is the daughter of ...
Peter Scott Le, of Myrtle Beach, was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry east in the westbound lane of U.S. 123/76 early Sunday morning, Oconee ...
According to the Oconee Enterprise, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said evidence from the crime scene suggested that Guthrie's husband, ...
A longtime University of Georgia employee and local church choir director was recently shot and killed by her husband in their Oconee County ...
Oconee County Schools makes a conscious choice to be cagey and vague when it comes to disruptive behavioral and safety issues.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor David R. Wagner said an Oconee County jury convicted Kenneth Strother Collins of murder, kidnapping and ...
Back in 1974, when Oconee County had its first Fall Festival, funnel cakes sold at $1 a piece or $1.50 when topped with strawberries and ...
According to a Facebook post from the Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office, a deputy was struck by a vehicle in front of Oconee Veterans ...
The University of North Georgia's campus in Watkinsville will host a celebration featuring food, drink and entertainment on Thursday at the ...


 

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