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Hiker Missing in Northern Oconee

July 12, 2013

Oconee County Emergency Services is participating in the search for a 45 year old hiker who is reported missing in the Salem area.  Oconee County Responders searched searched trails, access roads and old logging roads in the Mustard Grounds  Area with in Oconee County.  Oconee County Emergency Services in conjunction with Pickens County until nightfall…

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Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

July 11, 2013
Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Walhalla woman who has not returned her four daughters. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants against 44 year-old Laverne Marie Bennett of Fairfield Road, Walhalla. Bennett is accused of failing to return each minor female child to the father, Bruce L. Bennett who has primary…

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Election “Glitch” Fixed

July 11, 2013

The election “glitch” which disqualified a number of candidates in South Carolina’s 2012 elections has been fixed.  That’s according to State Senator Thomas Alexander. Alexander addressed the Oconee Alliance Thursday afternoon. He said the changes in the state law now separate the requirement of filing economic interests statements and election filing. The responsibility for filing…

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Clemson Gets ROI Rating

July 11, 2013

Clemson University has been named one of the top 50 public U.S. colleges in the return on the investment in a degree. The ranking, provided by the college database, reported the 30 year return on investment in a Clemson degree is $409,200.  Neil Burton, executive director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at…

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Warrants Obtained Against Burdette

July 11, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants yesterday afternoon against 34 year old Shane Adam Burdette in the Tuesday morning shooting death of James Evan Tyner. The two warrants charge Burdette with murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. The murder warrants allege that Mr. Burdette killed the victim Mr. Tyner…

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Potential Dangerous Weather for Golden Corner

July 11, 2013
Potential Dangerous Weather for Golden Corner

National Weather service has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 10 am this morning through late tonight. A cold front will approach from the Tennessee Valley today, and that will increase the coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia. The national weather service says storms may…

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Answers to Veterans Administration Benefits

July 11, 2013

A representative from the Veterans Administration will be available next week to answer questions regarding benefits for Military Veterans in Oconee County. Mia Temple will be available Tuesday July 16 at 6 pm at the Seneca American Legion Post on North Fairplay street. Temple is a Veterans Administration medical representative from the Dorn VA Medical…

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Former Clemson Student Sentenced

July 11, 2013

A former Clemson Student has been sentenced to 20 years following a guilty plea in the case of a DUI involving a death. 21 year old Patrick Michael McCool of Vienna, VA entered a guilty plea in the case involving an October 2012 accident which claimed the life of 22 year old Clemson Senior Tyler…

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Autopsy Report Released –Tuesday Shooting Victim

July 10, 2013

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has released the results of the autopsy performed on 21 year old James Evan Tyner.  According to Coroner Addis, Tyner died a result of cervical spinal cord trauma due to a gunshot wound to the neck. Tyner’s death has been ruled a homicide.    After responding to the report of a…

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Anderson Roads Closed-Detours

July 10, 2013

The heavy rains have caused officials in Anderson to close two roads in Anderson County.  Hattons Ford Road and Gerrard Roads have been closed and traffic will be detoured. Hattson Ford Road lost a 30 x 72 inch corrugated metal culvert.  Traffic will be detoured onto Old Dobbins Bridge Road and Cromer road.  Gerrard Road…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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