School Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

School District of Oconee County has announced prices for school lunches for Academic Year 2014-2015. The District will again participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. All students who are registered with the school district are eligible to participate in the program. Benefits are awarded on the basis of family size and income. The reduced […]

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Pickens Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

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 presented at the trial established […]

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No Charges in Tamassee Shooting

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 homeowner. The homeowner retrieved a […]

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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 in Westminster. Oconee County Coroner […]

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Three Arrested in CU Equipment Theft

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 grand larceny, value $10,000 or […]

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Tamassee Shooting Under Investigation

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 a verbal argument between two […]

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Clemson Man Found in Lake Hartwell

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 an autopsy is planned.

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Westminster Homicide

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 which is located in the […]

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Summary Judgment Expected in Seneca PD Case

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 2011. During Monday’s hearing, the […]

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Chamber Sponsors Small Business Resource Fair

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 with other entrepreneurs and small […]

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