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Evan Smith
August 05, 2019 - 5:53 pm
Following a major drug bust, the last wanted man has turned himself in. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Trenton Michael Thomas has surrendered himself to the county’s detention center. This occurred Monday afternoon at around 3 pm, acording to a statement from the sheriff's...
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July 25, 2019 - 9:07 am
Press Release from the Oconee County Sherriff's Office: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Warns the Public About Duke Energy Scam The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that we have received a multitude of calls throughout the last week pertaining to a phone scam from an automated...
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June 28, 2019 - 11:25 am
After a several months-long investigation, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 10 drug dealers as a part of our continuing Operation Infinity warrant round-up. On June 26th, 2019 Operation Infinity was executed, which led to the arrests of the following suspects with warrants pertaining...
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Evan Smith
June 24, 2019 - 5:15 pm
After officers in Oconee County came together for a large-scale grid search of an area where the bones of an adult woman were found earlier last week, we can now confirm that more remains were found. This time, they found the upper torso and the head of the woman. The remains are reportedly in a...
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Power outage
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May 31, 2019 - 4:11 pm
The City of Westminster says local residents should expect to lose power on Saturday night, June 1st, starting around 11pm. The Oconee County city will begin servicing three transformers serving the "low voltage" portion of the city's system. They say this work is necessary to maintain the...
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May 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will soon have a new male explosives and tracking dog and are asking for help with a name for the new canine. This special contest is open to all elementary school students in grades K-5 in Oconee County. Even homeschooled kids can participate. Image: Oconee...
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people removing litter trash
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April 25, 2019 - 11:32 am
The Third Annual Great Oconee Cleanup is scheduled to happen this Saturday starting at 8:30am. The event objective is to remove litter from the roadways in Oconee County. The roadways that volunteers will focus on this year are from the area of Wells highway from highway 123 (Sandifer Blvd) to the...
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Lee Rogers
April 04, 2019 - 11:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Horton Holding, Inc., a premium provider of engine-cooling solutions, today announced plans to locate new operations in Oconee County, creating 125 new jobs. Horton Holding manufactures and markets fan drives, fans and related components for the on-highway, off-highway and...
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Evan Smith
April 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Darrian Skylar Smith was a firefighter with the Fair Play Fire Department, having worked to put out fires in the Upstate since September. But now Smith is charged with being on the opposite side of things, as he now faces jail time for arson. Smith is accused of setting fire to an abandoned mobile...
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Evan Smith
February 28, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Pamela Faith Roach, a 26-year-old mother, was last seen on February 4th in Walhalla. Now, nearly a month after she went missing, deputies are still stumped as to her whereabouts, while the mystery surrounding the story continues to deepen. Family members of Roach say an anonymous person dropped her...
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