Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

April 1, 2013
Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

An arrest last Wednesday afternoon has landed two Georgia men in the Oconee Detention Center.  Deputies arrested 25 year-old Javier Francisco Farfan  and 22 year-old Jaime Flores , both of Lawrenceville, Georgia last Wednesday.  The two men are charged with trafficking methamphetamine.      The drug charges against Farfan and Flores were the result of an earlier investigation…

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Violent Crime Down in SC

April 1, 2013

Violent Crime in South Carolina is on the decrease.  That’s according to a report released today by  the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says the rate of violent crime decreased 2.2 percent in 2011 compared to 2010.  Keel says while the rate has decreased overall, some categories of violent crime have increased.  Murders…

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DOR Steps Up Security

April 1, 2013

As the deadline passes for South Carolinians to enroll in free identity protection, the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s new Chief Information Office and Chief Information Security Officer began their new jobs today.  The Department has not had a permanent employee in either position since last year’s security breach in which 3.8 million taxpayer’s social…

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Zero Tolerance for Litter

April 1, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has announced participation in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign during the month of April. The Sheriff’s department public information office, Jimmy Watt, recently participated in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” information and communication workshop in Columbia.  Watt says the Oconee Sheriff’s office will be part of the campaign’s news…

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Graham pens bill on background checks

April 1, 2013

South Carolina’s Senior Senator Lindsey Graham has written a bill that will improve background checks before gun sales, but it differs from one currently on the table from New York Democrat Chuck Schumer. That bill is set to be offered within the next two weeks. Schumer’s bill would require background checks at nearly all points…

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Immigration reform bill should now pass House, says SC’s Graham

April 1, 2013

Business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a temporary worker program, a final major sticking point in negotiations over a draft comprehensive immigration reform bill. The AFL-CIO and the US Chamber of Commerce had been tussling over wages for temporary workers authorized to work in the United States in industries such as construction and…

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