Police officer placed on leave

July 28, 2015

The Seneca police officer involved in Sunday night’s fatal shooting of a 19-year old man has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the state police investigation. Yesterday’s announcement by Chief Covington states the name of the officer is not being released at this time. Meantime, according to its spokesman, the South Carolina…

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Sex Offender Registrar takes training

July 27, 2015

Sgt. Kelly Winchester of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office took part last week in sex offender training near Arlington, Virginia—just outside the nation’s capital.  Winchester attended a program hosted by the U-S Marshals Service, a program open by invitation only.  She received a certificate for three days’ training.  It acknowledges that the officer successfully completed the…

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Airman completes training

July 27, 2015

Air Force airman Jesse Franks graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas.  He’s the son of Terri and Rodney Franks of Seneca and is a 2011 graduate of West-OakHigh School.  

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The police to make announcement

July 27, 2015

Chief John Covington of the Seneca Police says the department will issue an announcement this afternoon on the officer-involved shooting last night in the parking lot of a By-Pass 123 restaurant.  The deceased in that shooting has been identified by the coroner as a 19-year old Seneca resident, Zachary Hammond.  The state police are investigating…

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Burglary thwarted at Hamilton Career Center

July 27, 2015

A 36-year old woman has been arrested and charged in an incident of burglary during the weekend at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter in Bountyland.  According to law enforcement authorities, Jennifer Lesley Brake has been charged with burglary second degree, among other offenses.  Sheriff’s officers say they found Brake in the vicinity of a school cafeteria shortly after…

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Request to arm

July 27, 2015

In the opinion of Oconee County Council, all South Carolina National Guard members should be armed as the result of the murders of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Last week the council directed its chairman to urge the governor to enact the policy.  Chairman Wayne McCall’s letter to Governor Haley reads, “Additional safety measures,…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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