Traffic Fatality – Victim’s Name Released

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Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has released the name of the Seneca man who was killed Friday afternoon in a near head-on collision near Strawberry Farm Road, south of Seneca.  Addis says the victim’s name is David B. Owens. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Deputy Coroner Greg Long. Addis says Owens died from blunt force […]

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Suspect in Clemson Shooting Captured

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The suspect in a shooting last Saturday in Clemson has been captured. The search for 23 year old Jaron Lamot Gibbs led US Marshals to an apartment complex in the Atlanta. According to the City of Clemson Police department, information was received Tuesday as to Gibbs whereabouts. That information was relayed to the US Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task […]

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Westminster Man Faces Larceny Charges

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A Westminster man has been arrested in connection with a July 26th larceny case in Seneca.  Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Department spokesman says 28 year old Dewayne Scott Brooks of Morton Drive, Westminster, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center Wednesday.  A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a complaintant on the morning of July 26th regarding a larceny […]

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Seneca Business Burglarized

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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving an August 3rd burglary that occurred at a Seneca area business. A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Palmetto Spirits located on the Highway 123 by-pass around 3am on the incident date.  The deputy met with the complainant who told the deputy that an alarm call […]

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AT&T Awards Money to TCTC

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Tri-County Technical College has a $5,000 award from AT&T to support the Connect to College Program. The Connect to College program is a program for students who, for a variety of reasons, have faced difficult challenges in traditional high school setting. The program meets the needs of area students by offering academically compatible youth between 17 and 20 the opportunity […]

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Seneca Woman Facing Child Neglect Charges

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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca woman Wednesday on charges of Unlawful Neglect of a Child. Jimmy Watt, Spokesman for the Oconee County Sheriff’s department says the arrest of 28 year old Stephanie Lament Jones of Gallo Way came after a  Narcotics Agent from the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an employee of the Department of Social Services.  […]

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Bartee Misses Parole

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A former candidate for Oconee County sheriff did not get the needed two out of three votes needed for parole. James Bartee, who was imprisoned for trying to kidnap a judge, missed the first chance for parole when he faced the state parole board on Wednesday. According to Peter O’Boyle with the SC Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon service, […]

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Seneca Leaders address “Destination Oconee”

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Seneca City Leaders are focusing on future marketing plans for the County of Oconee, in which Seneca will have a key role. The marketing plan, “Destination Oconee” is a plan prepared by the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor based on a month long study.  During Tuesday’s Seneca City Council meeting, Phil Shirley, director of the Oconee County Parks, Recreation & […]

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Walhalla Couple Accused of Neglect

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A Walhalla couple faces unlawful neglect charges.  Oconee Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 32 year old James Morgan Underwood and 34 year old Stephanie Mize lee were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on Monday. According to warrants, the address listed is Stribling Shoals Road. According to Watt, on July 9, an agent from the Narcotics Division met […]

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