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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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Snakes are Out!

July 9, 2013
Snakes are Out!

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is advising South Carolinans and visitors to be aware of the snake population while enjoying the outdoors. While hiking, fishing, picnicking or just working in the yard, you will be sharing the outdoors with these common South Carolina reptiles. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources provides a website to assist…

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Westminster Shooting Victim

July 9, 2013

Oconee County Sheriff’s officers are investigating an early morning shooting which has left one man dead.  Around 7:00 am this morning, officers responded to a shooting at 108 Mount Pleasant Road in the Blackjack Community. The Sheriff’s Department says a white male was shot.  The Oconee County Coroner was called to the scene.  Lt. Greg…

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Lake Hartwell Approaching Record Level

July 9, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for most of the Golden Corner and Northeast Georgia.  According to the weather service, an automated gauge on Lake Hartwell read 665.02 feet at 6:10 am this morning. Flood stage is 665 feet. Forecasters expect the water levels on Lake Hartwell will slowly rise through Wednesday…

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Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

July 9, 2013
Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Walhalla man on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt say deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Seneca area early Monday morning. Deputies spotted a dark colored SUV leaving Halfway Branch Road. The vehicle matched the description of…

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Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

July 9, 2013
Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

In another drug arrest, a Salem woman was taken into custody and is facing drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Beverly Road in Salem late Sunday evening. Deputies encountered individuals who claimed to be removing a water heater from a house…

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Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

July 9, 2013
Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

A Westminster man is facing drug charges following a weekend arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s department.  According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt Deputies noticed two suspicious vehicles parked at the intersection of Highway 59 and Feltman Road in Fair Play.  One of those vehicles left as the deputy approached a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.…

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