Countywide drug sweep

The ninth version of “Operation Infinity” continues across Oconee County. By yesterday afternoon, law enforcement had corralled 18 of the 41 people for whom arrest warrants allege violations of the drug laws. The police did not have far to arrest some of the 18. Some already were in jail facing other charges. The Sheriff’s Office and all five municipal police […]

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So far, 15 arrested!

By 1 this afternoon, 15 of 41 people targeted in Oconee’s ninth “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Officers across the county and inside the five towns are serving warrants charging a variety of drug offenses. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “We are working to make Oconee County a safe place for our citizens to live, work and play.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Unified effort against drug dealers

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the county’s five police departments are working together today to try to sweep the streets clear of drug offenders. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it a unified law enforcement effort. Crenshaw said, “We are most effective when we work together and share our resources toward our continued efforts to get the drug dealers off our streets and […]

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ITECH South expands in Oconee

The official announcement that an Oconee manufacturer is expanding arrived today from the offices of the Governor and the Department of Commerce. The announcement follows an Oconee County Council meeting last night when the county tied ribbons to a financial package for the company and its promise over the next five years to make a $6 million investment and create […]

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Senator calls video “horrific” and “troubling”

U-S Senator Tim Scott, a Charleston native and resident, calls the video that has surfaced in the shooting death of a black motorist in nearby N. Charleston as “horrific” and “deeply troubling.” A white policeman has been charged with murder. In a statement, Scott said, “It is clear the killing of Walter Scott was unnecessary and avoidable, and my prayers […]

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Vandals leave incriminating evidence

Vandals marked up Walhalla’s main playground with sidewalk chalk, but they left enough incriminating evidence behind that the police were able to make arrests within two days. Capt. Paul Harris says what happened Sunday afternoon at Sertoma Field has cost the city $500 dollars, including the bill for a pressure wash of the picnic shelter and concession stand at the […]

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Oconee student seeks national office

An Oconee County student seeks an executive office in the national student organization DECA, Inc. She’s Katelan Hudson, senior at Seneca High School and a student at the Hamilton Career Center. Both Katelan and her advisor, Amy Welch, are hopeful that members of the public will contribute to a fundraising effort to allow Katelan to attend the national DECA meeting […]

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Walhalla water project draws interest

Walhalla’s plans to replace its 1963 water treatment plant have drawn interest from three out of county companies. Yesterday was the deadline for companies to respond to Walhalla’s RFPs—requests for proposals. Three companies made known their interest to City Hall: the Harper Corporation of Greenville, Crowder Construction of Apex, North Carolina and State Utilities Contractors of Monroe, North Carolina. Scott […]

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Floating platform suggested to curb drownings

Last Friday’s drowning in an upper section of Lake Keowee is a reminder to the Oconee County council member who represents the area that swimming in the vicinity of “The Rock” can be dangerous. And last night, in an effort to help swimmers who are overcome while attempting to swim out to the popular area, District One’s Edda Cammick suggested […]

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