Breach of trust arrest

An employee of a certified public accountant firm near Seneca has been arrested and charged with taking money from one of the firm’s clients. The arrest of Lisa Amanda Greer, 43-year old Pendleton resident, on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent was announced this afternoon by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The arrest followed an audit that made […]

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Arrest made in Salem store burglary

A broken window at Salem’s Dollar General Store, found early Wednesday morning, has led to the arrest of a 19-year old man. Police Chief Dave Poulson says his department used video evidence to help charge Randal Hugh Ramey of the Wander Road with burglary second degree and petty larceny. After finding the store front window broken, Poulson says the police […]

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Multiple charges against 37-year old Oconeean

With the help of the Seneca police, Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested Timothy Howard Elrod at a Seneca apartment complex on multiple charges. Those charges against the 37-year old Elrod, resident of the Old Clemson Highway, include burglary, larceny and weapons. According to the Sheriff’s Office, they arose from a burglary this month at a home on the S. Alexander Road, […]

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Drug crackdown in the Upstate

Announcements in Pickens and Columbia today of arrests and indictments in a couple of drug trafficking operations across Upstate South Carolina counties. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced 35 people indicted in marijuana and prescription drug trafficking operation and 17 in a methamphetamine operation. Among those indicted by the state grand jury are four Oconee County residents. Jennifer Christine Young, 31, […]

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Inabinet pulls out!

Andy Inabinet announced late this morning his withdrawal from this year’s elections to decide the next Oconee County councilman from District Three. He released this statement: “It is with much heartache and sorrow that I announce I am resigning from my campaign for Oconee County Council District 3 seat. Over the past few weeks my wife Mary and I have […]

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Amenity added to the Foothills Trail

South Carolina’s first long-distance hiking trail has a new amenity that’s going to be helpful for many of the hikers who set out for a mountain walk between the Oconee and Table Rock state parks. State leaders, state park officials, and several hiking enthusiasts turned out for a ceremony to cut the ribbon to an asphalt parking lot at what […]

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Corbeil: Cammick jobs plan not needed

Paul Corbeil says the jobs plan that Edda Cammick says she’s working on is not needed by Oconee County. At last night’s forum Corbeil, the incumbent from Council District One, said the county has a strategic plan which addresses the need for economic development which creates jobs. But his opponent, Cammick, said Corbeil’s attitude about her jobs plan is exactly […]

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Does Oconee County Council really listen?

Oconee County Council holds regular listening sessions with its constituents. But does the council really listen? The challenger this year in District One, Edda Cammick, claims when she sits in the audience she detects “a bunch of blank stares.” But the man she seeks to unseat says it’s not so. And, for his part, incumbent Paul Corbeil says he spends […]

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