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Pickens Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

July 31, 2014

A Pickens man is facing 32 years behind bars following his conviction on sex crimes. According to 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins, 56 year old Gary Cliffton Hamilton was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor-Victim Under 11 years of age-First degree, and Lewd Act on a Minor. According to 13th Circuit Solicitor, evidence…

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No Charges in Tamassee Shooting

July 31, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s department investigated the Tuesday shooting incident in the Tamassee Area. Investigators say the incident was self defense. According to witnesses, 41 year old Bradley Payne of Walhalla was standing outside the front door of the home at 105 Burrell Drive, in Tamassee. According to the Sheriff’s department, witnesses say Payne was threatening the…

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Westminster Couple Face Murder Charges

July 31, 2014
Westminster Couple Face Murder Charges

A Westminster couple, suspected in the death of a Westminster man, is being held in a Georgia jail. Warrants were issued for John Murriel Black, Jr, 49 and his wife Christine Davis Black, 46.  They are suspected in the murder of Mrs. Black’s father. Donald Lee Davis, 71, was found dead at 105 Jefferson Drive…

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Three Arrested in CU Equipment Theft

July 30, 2014

Clemson University police have arrested three men in connection with the theft of a piece of equipment from a campus building. Police arrested 57 year old Ronnie Dale Young of Central, 48 year old Elmer Eugene Garner of Clemson, and 25 year old Tyson Urian Reese of Clemson. The three men each face charges of…

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Tamassee Shooting Under Investigation

July 30, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s department is investigating a shooting in NorthernOconeeCounty. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies responded to a shooting at 105 Burrell Drive in Tamassee around 4:15 Tuesday. Officers found one gunshot victim who was treated by EMS and flown by helicopter to Greenville Hospital System. A preliminary investigation indicates the shooting resulted from…

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Clemson Man Found in Lake Hartwell

July 30, 2014

Authorities in are investigating the death of a 50 year old Man whose body was discovered in Lake Hartwell. The body of Clemson resident James Davis was discovered near the Highway 123/76 bridge around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. Davis was last seen around 10:30 Monday walking near that bridge. Mr. James death is under investigation and…

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Westminster Homicide

July 30, 2014

Oconee County Sheriff’s department is investigating the death of a 71 year old Westminster Man. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 71 year old Donald Lee Davis of 105 Jefferson Drive, Westminster was found dead at his home. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the body was discovered around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at the residence…

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Summary Judgment Expected in Seneca PD Case

July 29, 2014

The lawsuit against the Seneca Police Department is expected to be decided in the next several days. The case of Lloyd Lash against the Seneca Police Department was filed last year. Lash was arrested in 2009 as a suspect in the 2004 murder of a Seneca cab driver. Lash was acquitted of those charges in…

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Chamber Sponsors Small Business Resource Fair

July 29, 2014

If you are interested in starting your own business or growing your existing business, the Small Business Resource Fair will provide a valuable learning opportunity. The Small Business Resource Fair takes place today (july 29) from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The fair provides an opportunity to connect…

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First Responders answer Call for Memorial

July 29, 2014
First Responders answer Call for Memorial

Four of Oconee County’s first responder units have answered the call to build a memorial to honor the fallen first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recently the Salem, Oakway, and Mountain Rest Fire Departments along with Keowee Rescue Squad #22, contributed more than $1,500 for the project. The 9-11 Committee Chairman Brandon Shirley says…

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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