209 new cases, 10 more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control  Sunday announced 209 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 10,096 and those who have died to 435. Nine deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Clarendon (1), Greenville (2), Kershaw (1), Lexington […]

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46-year old man killed in Richland community

Authorities say a 46-year old Westminster resident, Gary Wyman II, died in the crash of a U-haul truck at 8:55 this morning on the Richland Road not far from the Oconee Country Club.  Trooper Matt Southern said Wyman was partially ejected from his truck, and Coroner Addis said death was due to blunt force traumatic injuries.  At the time, Wyman […]

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Fatal accident in the Richland Community

A 9 o’clock hour single-vehicle accident this morning has taken a life in Oconee County.  At the scene, Coroner Karl Addis, along with the highway patrol, has begun an investigation.  The accident was reported on two-lane Richland Road at Hickory Nut Drive, not far from the Oconee Country Club. From what Addis learned at first, it appears the vehicle left […]

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Rock Quarry will observe Memorial Day as holiday

On a number of holidays, the Oconee County Rock Quarry remains open, delivering piles of crushed rocks to the many contractors that do business there.  But not this holiday weekend.  Mickey Kerr, quarry manager, wants all quarry customers to know that the quarry is closed through Memorial Day and will resume at regular time Tuesday morning.

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245 new cases (one for Oconee), three more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control  Friday announced 245 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 3 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 9,638 and those who have died to 419. The three deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Spartanburg (2) and Jasper (1) counties. […]

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Two in the hospital after Walhalla fire

An early Saturday morning Walhalla fire placed two people in hospitals. Chief Brandon Burton describes what happened on Morningside Drive (near Moore Ave) as a cooking fire that was reported to the fire department at 1:42 am.  Fire fighters discovered a male with 30% burns.  He wound up in a Greenville hospital.  Sent to the Oconee hospital was a female […]

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Announcement ahead on stolen car case

The public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office plans an announcement today on what’s believed to be the recovery of a stolen car.  Master deputy Jimmy Watt said this morning the announcement will come later today.  Apparently the investigation of the theft of a car brought county officers to a Westminster neighborhood.  One man, who appeared to be handcuffed, […]

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Stolen car case brings county officers to Westminster

Oconee sheriff’s officers, working a stolen car case, descended on a residential neighborhood last night in Westminster.  At the 5 o’clock hour, there was police action at the corner of Highland Avenue and Riley Street.  Westminster Chief Rory Jones says county officers retrieved a stolen car.  No other details were immediately available to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.

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Concerns for the 2020 Apple Festival

Westminster City Council wants officials of Music on Main and Apple Festival to be given copies of the state guidelines for events that attract large crowds.  Councilman Reid Adams brought the issue to the table during last night’s meeting and quoted Dr. Billy Campbell, the city’s only physician, as saying he has COVID-19 concerns for event that draw large crowds.  […]

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