Arrests made in four-month old case

August 13, 2013

Two Oconee County men are charged in a four-month investigation of a drive-by shooting near Seneca. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr., has been charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into a vehicle. The 35-year old Patterson currently is…

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Mountain top home fire

August 13, 2013

Fire fighters battled a mountain-top home fire last evening in the Holly Springs Community of Pickens County, off highway 178. Several Oconee fire fighters, trucks, and equipment were deployed to give assistance to the effort to stop the fire. Charlie King, Oconee County Fire Chief, said the contingent from his county were there for about…

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Need a job?

August 13, 2013

Those in need of a job may find one, or at least a lead toward gainful employment, during today’s Job Fair and Training Expo for residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. It takes place 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College. Among…

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Watering restriction lifted

August 13, 2013

Out of the drought, Duke Energy says it has lifted the restriction limiting lakeside residents to watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. A spokeswoman for the utility said, however, “We encourage prudent watering practices to protect this valuable shared resource.”

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New Reward In Oconee Cold Case

August 12, 2013

A new, anonymous, reward is being offered to help solve a near-27 year old Oconee County cold case. The Sheriff’s Office says someone has put up $10,000 for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of Marcus Lee in December 1986. The case is the oldest of Oconee’s cold…

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Arrests Made In April Drive-by

August 12, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged two people in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred in April in Seneca. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Watt says 35 year-old Ronnie Joe Patterson, Jr., of Lonsdale Street has been charged with attempted murder and additional weapons charges. Police say Patterson fired a gun at a residence…

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