Anonymous tip leads to Westminster man’s arrest

An anonymous tip led Oconee sheriff’s officers to arrest a Westminster man in the investigation of a stolen Jeep Comanche. Officers arrested Joshua Wayne Griffin Tuesday at an address on Mize Avenue. The Jeep Comanche has been returned to its owner. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 33-year old Griffin faces charges of larceny, malicious injury to personal property, possession […]

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Wanted Fair Play man arrested in Georgia

A Fair Play man wanted on nine charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Oconee County was arrested Wednesday night in Georgia. The accused, Donnie Lane King, is 65 years old and, according to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, some of the alleged offenses took place between 2006 and February of this year and others date back to 1985. […]

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Coffee makers shoplifted from Wal-Mart

At the Seneca Wal-Mart, a shoplifter ditched his cart in the parking lot and ran to a car to make his get-away. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to come forward with information that’ll solve the theft around 10:30 Monday morning of two coffee makers, valued at nearly $200 dollars. An employee chased the thief who was dressed in […]

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Twenty-seven jobs promised at Pendleton

A California-based agriculture company will make an investment in Pendleton and create 27 new jobs. The Governor’s Office today announced Fox Farm Soil and Fertilizer. The family business specializes in garden products, potting soils, along with natural and organic dry and liquid fertilizers. A 60 thousand square foot facility is to be built at 1001 Lebanon Road. Hiring for the […]

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Filling area’s seat on the South Carolina DOT

Seneca’s Eddie Adams resigned 11  months ago from the policy-making arm of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. As explained by a DOT spokesman, the process to choose Adams’ successor is an involved process, with the end still months away. In the meantime, Oconee County residents and those South Carolinians from other Third District counties have no direct representation when […]

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Walhallan’s research bright to light Great War hero

A Walhalla man’s research has spotlighted a long forgotten American serviceman from the First World War and helped lead to the Spartanburg native’s name being added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor. The name of Carlos Golightly Harris recently became the 485th on the Scroll of Honor reserved for Clemson alumni who died on active military service. Harris died in […]

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Hartwell native search for missing airliner

A naval flight officer from Hartwell, Georgia was among the early searchers for the still missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the southern Indian Ocean. Lt. Joshua Mize, who graduated from Hart County High School in 1998, serves with Patrol Squadron Sixteen, known as the “War Eagles.” He and his fellow sailors aboard the P-8A Poseidon are varied. About 60 officers, […]

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