Committed Oconeean escapes mental health facility

January 2, 2014
Committed Oconeean escapes mental health facility

Police in Oconee County have been notified of the escape of a man who was committed to a mental health facility after being found incompetent to stand trial in the 2006 murder of his mother and stepfather. Law Enforcement throughout the state are on the lookout for 39 year-old Jason Mark Carter. He is described…

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First born is Hunter Patrick Smith

January 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s first baby born in 2014 arrived at 1:46 this morning. The hospital has identified the newborn as Hunter Patrick Smith, son of Megan Pruitt. The boy weighed in at six pounds, 15.6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.    

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Two hours in: OC’s first 2014 tragedy

January 2, 2014

Post-mortems take place today to help the coroner’s office document the fatal injuries suffered by two Oconee County children in yesterday’s accident in which their mother was the driver. According to the highway patrol, the driver was Melissa Cassandra Patton. The Dodge Durango driven by Patton hit a Utica Baptist Church sign on the Wells…

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Rare home development in the works!

January 2, 2014

The hard right that the country’s housing industry took during the Great Recession five years ago was a near knock-out punch for home sales and home building. But at the start of 2014 word comes of a new home development destined for Lake Keowee in the Ebenezer Community. It’s there this morning at the 4-way…

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“Persons of interest being interviewed at this time”

January 2, 2014

Two people are believed to have been involved today in the shooting and killing of a  man at a home this morning near Seneca, inside the Utica community. First indications, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, are that what happened on Ames Street was a home invasion whose purpose was robbery. A woman at that home…

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Probe to determine whether fire was arson

January 2, 2014

Fire heavily damaged a former home near Seneca. Today’s fire occurred nearly one year to the date of a case of murder-suicide at that mobile home, so the Oconee Sheriff says investigators want to know if arson caused today’s fire. The fire was reported around 5 this morning at 220 Steve Nix Road in the…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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