Salem man dies in lawn mower accident

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says an 82-year-old Salem man died Tuesday of an apparent drowning with contributing blunt force trauma following a lawn mower accident. Emergency responders say it happened near 246 Cross Creek Road in Salem. The first call to 911 was placed at 11:41 am. Addis says Earl M. Rowland, who lives near the accident scene, was […]

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CHIUSANO SAYING GOODBYE TO WCA

After six and half years, Bill Chiusano is saying goodbye to the Walhalla Civic Auditorium (WCA) as executive director. “I’m going to hang it up so to speak and let someone else have all the fun. I’ve had just about as much fun as I can handle in one lifetime, so yeah, June 30, 2017, I will be leaving the […]

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OC MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT CHARGES

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Oconee County man Wednesday evening on multiple charges related to a criminal sexual conduct with a minor case. 36-year-old David Leon Moore was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on a temporary custody order until warrants were obtained by Sgt. Tim Rice, the Child/Elder Abuse Investigator, of the Sheriff’s Office. Arrest warrants […]

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SENECA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man Thursday on two drug warrants. 38-year old Ronnie Joe Patterson, Jr. of Curtis Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:52 pm. Patterson, Jr’s arrest comes as a result of the execution of a high-risk search warrant that was executed at the Curtis Drive address. The search warrant […]

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WALHALLA MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL GUN AND DRUG CHARGES

A Federal Grand Jury in Greenville returned an indictment against 38-year-old Matthew Vinson Leopard of Walhalla this week. United States Attorney Beth Drake says he was charged in a four-count indictment with possession of firearms by a prohibited person, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The maximum penalty […]

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WESTMINSTER MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL GUN CHARGE

United States Attorney Beth Drake announces that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville returned an indictment against 43-year-old Matthew Blake Sosby of Westminster. He was charged in a one-count indictment with felon in possession of a firearm. The maximum possible penalty Sosby could receive is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of 10 years. This case was investigated by agents […]

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C Fund Committee approves exit

The Oconee County “C Fund” committee, charged with approving and dispensing state funds for local road projects, this morning approved $425,000 to create an exit at the property off U.S. 123 purchased by the county for a planned agriculture center, fair ground and farmer’s market. Oconee County administrator Scott Moulder, in making the county’s request said the actual cost could be […]

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SHERIFF CRENSHAW ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF SMART911 SERVICE

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the E-911/Communications Center has launched the Smart911 service and the service is available for residents to go online and register. Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an […]

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