Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

September 30, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports a scam that involved the IRS…and later Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Sheriff’s Office quotes a West Union woman as saying she received a call from someone with a foreign accent claiming to be from the IRS and telling the woman that she owed $4,500. The woman later received a second call—this…

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Operation Infinity Nabs Three More

September 29, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office “Operation Infinity” continues as a total of 19 people have been taken into custody since the operation began last Thursday. Three of those were placed into custody since Thursday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s department spokesman Jimmy Watt, authorities apprehended Jason Lee Trammel of Trammel drive in Seneca on charges of…

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Washington State Man Taken into Custody

September 29, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Washington state man on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant for a violation of Community Custody. The man, 24 year old Zachary Joseph Hirst of 4202 Quail Drive in Lacey, WA was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center Saturday.  Hirst received a $25,000 surety bond during a…

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Two Arrested in South Carolina-Georgia Manhunt

September 29, 2014

A manhunt at the South Carolina-Georgia border has landed two people in jail. WSGC Radio’s David Stephens reports a man, described only as a shirtless white male with tattoos, was taken into custody at approximately 8:30pm Sunday evening by authorities in Elbert County, Georgia. Another suspect, a female, was also arrested as a result of…

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Fraternity says it has found no evidence of hazing in student death

September 28, 2014

A statement issued Saturday by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Clemson University says the group has found no evidence of hazing in the death of 19-year old freshman Tucker Hipps. Hipps’ body was found last Monday after he was reported missing following an early morning run with members of the fraternity. According to the…

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To promote from within

September 27, 2014

Walhalla’s next second-in-command of the police department likely will be an officer already on the force. That’s what Chief Ronald Wilbanks indicated Friday when asked about whom he will choose to succeed the retiring Curtis Rogers. Capt. Rogers officially calls it a career on Tuesday. He will have completed 25-years in law enforcement. At a…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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