Upstate Shield 2013

October 4, 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year…

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Shots fired at U.S. Capitol, female suspect killed

October 3, 2013
Shots fired at U.S. Capitol, female suspect killed

The United States Capitol was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a woman tried to ram a car into the White House gate, was chased by Secret Service and exchanged shots with police, sources said. The suspect — who sources said had a child in the car — was shot and killed, and a shelter-in-place order…

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“High risk” drug bust near Salem

October 3, 2013

Three people have been arrested near Salem in what Oconee Sheriff’s Office refers to as a high-risk drug bust. Besides the arrests, the operation carried out by SWAT, vice and narcotics officers late Wednesday afternoon netted the seizure of guns and what the Sheriff’s Office says a tool box that contained meth, marijuana and prescription…

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Plea agreement settles tax evasion case

October 3, 2013

A Pickens County man walked into an Oconee courtroom charged with failing to pay state taxes for five years. He walked out of that courtroom, having admitted his guilt. But he was not sent to jail. A plea agreement Thursday settled the state’s case against Central resident Valentino Oglesby, 62 years old. While working for…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Shaw to start Saturday; Furman looks for third win; HS volleyball

October 3, 2013

*South Carolina senior Connor Shaw will be the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback Saturday night, head coach Steve Spurrier announced after practice on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 13/12 Gamecocks are continuing their preparations for Saturday’s SEC Eastern Division matchup in Columbia with the Kentucky Wildcats. The game is set for 7:38 p.m. *Coming off a 24-17 road…

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N. Carolinian who fought extradition in OC custody

October 3, 2013

A 25-year old North Carolina man who fought extradition is now in Oconee County custody, where he’ll stand trial on charges from a summer time home burglary near Salem. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Hendersonville resident Joshua Dale Estes is being held in the county detention center. Estes is charged with burglary first…

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