Home invasions are random

December 11, 2012
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Though you seem to hear more and more about home invasions, the victims of such crimes are still considered to have been chosen at random, in the estimation of Mike Crenshaw, the Oconee County Sheriff-elect. After his talk to the Walhalla Rotary Club, Crenshaw fielded a question from an audience member concerned about the violence…

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Crenshaw’s commanders

December 11, 2012
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Three weeks before taking office, Oconee Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has revealed his staff of command officers. Five of them were introduced during a meeting last night in South Union of the Voice of Southern Oconee. Appearing together were Chief Deputy Kevin Davis; Capt. Travis Tilson, 911 and communications director; Capt. Greg Reed, who will continue…

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Arrest in late night explosions

December 11, 2012
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Campus police at Clemson have arrested a student in connection with three dry-ice bombs that exploded Sunday night in Thornhill Village on campus. A university announcement states that Kaleb Donald Williams, 21-year old junior from Woodruff, was charged with manufacture and use of a destructive device. The crime is a felony. Williams was arrested late…

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Three arrests in CU student’s murder

December 11, 2012
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Three arrests in CU student’s murder

Sheriff’s investigators in Pickens County arrested three men in the investigation of the home invasion, robbery and murder that occurred Saturday at the Chimney Ridge subdivision in Central. A fourth man is being sought. A 23-year old Clemson student, Steven Gregory Grich, was victim to a fatal gun shot. Charged with murder, armed robbery, burglary…

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Two students hurt in bus wreck

December 11, 2012
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A bus carrying 15 students turned over off the road in an after-school accident near Walhalla. Authorities say two students suffered apparent minor injuries on Pond Road near Poor Farm Lake. At the time, the road was slick from yesterday’s rain. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of Oconee public schools, says the district will follow…

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Oconee School Bus Overturns

December 10, 2012
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Oconee School Bus Overturns

An Oconee County School District bus overturned Monday afternoon near Walhalla.  School District officials say the bus was carrying students from West-Oak High School and West-Oak Middle School.  Two students were injured, according to authorities.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and no further details are available at this time.

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