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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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Four Children Missing

July 10, 2013
Four Children Missing

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating four children who were last seen in the company of their mother. The  four girls, 10 year old Lillian Marie Bennett, 9 year old Minnie May Blanche Bennett, 8 year old Carolina Amaryles Bennett, and 6 year old Emily Grace Bennett live with their father…

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Shooting Victim Identified

July 9, 2013

A Seneca man is dead after being shot in the neck.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 21 year old James Evan Tyner of Bolick Street, Seneca was found dead along the shoulder of Blackjack Road at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road. Witnesses reported seeing the subject running away from the incident location at…

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Lake Levels Lowered

July 9, 2013

Heavy Rains have prompted the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing stored floodwaters from Hartwell, Russell & Thurmond lakes.  Inflows from the recent rainfalls has pushed the levels into the flood stage. Water managers have directed the release of water through the spillway gates at Hartwell dam to lower the reservoir to below…

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Seneca Stabbing Victim Hospitalized

July 9, 2013

A Seneca man is in the hospital after he was stabbed.  According to the sheriff’s department investigators, a deputy responded to a call at 905 Shiloh Road near Seneca around 4 pm Monday. The deputy found a black male with multiple stab wounds to the upper right part of this body. The victim told the…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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