All road patrol officers wear body cameras

February 3, 2015

During the year 2014, every deputy in the road patrol division of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, along with two officers from the warrants division, were equipped with body cameras. It was May 2013 when the Sheriff’s Office began equipping deputies with the TASER AXON Flex body cameras. They can be clipped to the officers’ clothing…

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West Union mail thefts

February 3, 2015

An 83-year old man was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for allegedly taking mail from two road side boxes at West Union. Roy Englannd Norvell of Franklin, North Carolina was placed in the Oconee Jail Sunday on the charge of simple larceny after he was approached by plainclothes officer Scott Arnold on West Union’s…

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Animal Shelter to benefit from wine-tasting event

February 2, 2015

An event Valentine’s Day at Keowee Key will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Oconee County Animal Shelter near Seneca. A group that helps the shelter sponsors a wine-tasting at the Keowee Key Activity Center Saturday, February 14 beginning at 5 p-m. Tickets are $20 and should be purchased in advance. Forl tickets, call…

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Parties agree to dismissal

February 2, 2015

The civil lawsuit Bartee versus Blackwell is no more. The parties have signed a stipulation of dismissal, and an officer of the Oconee Common Pleas Court says it’s a dismissal “with prejudice”—meaning the case cannot be brought back. In 2012, James Bartee waged a campaign for Oconee Sheriff, only to see that campaign collapse when…

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“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

February 2, 2015
“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

 The South’s most famous ground hog emerged shortly after 7:30 this morning and he did not see his shadow which is a portent that, perhaps, there will be an early end to winter in these parts. The conditions were cloudy and blustery this morning when “General Beauregard Lee” came out at the Yellow River Game…

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Fire last week remains under investigation

February 2, 2015

Fire that nearly destroyed a Walhalla home last week remains under investigation. Chief Doug Kelley this morning said his department suspects that last Thursday night’s fire at 6 Keowee Street was an electrical fire, but will turn to an insurance company for its evaluation. Those who lived there received help from the Oconee Chapter of…

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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