Guilty verdict draws 25-year sentence

A 71-year old man has been ordered to prison for 25 years, after being convicted this afternoon of sex crimes against an elementary school age girl in Seneca.  The Oconee General Sessions jury found Jaimie Sabio Obregon guilty on all charges of criminal sexual conduct, first and second degree.  Obregon did not testify in his defense and said very little […]

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How do long-range plans address Clemson traffic?

Clemson will be the location for one of 10 meetings across the upstate that will address the draft of a long-range transportation plan covering the Greenville-Pickens area.  The “GPATS” Horizon 2040 plan contains recommendations on how state and federal transportation money is spent in places such as Clemson, Pickens, and Greenville, and public comment is requested.  The meetings will follow […]

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2nd hearing set in Pioneer legal battle

  A trial in August will decide whether Pioneer Rural Water gets to build a treatment plant.  Meantime, however, sources and court records indicate a second hearing in the case is set next week in Anderson.  On Thursday morning, May 25 in Anderson, Pioneer attorneys will argue for writs of mandamus that would require Oconee County to issue a building […]

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Testimony underway in sex crime trial

A guidance counselor took the stand first in an Oconee trial, in which the defendant is accused of criminal sexual conduct with an elementary school girl.  On trial at the Courthouse is Jaimie Sabio Obregon, who was described to the jury as a friend of the girl’s family.  The Blue Ridge Elementary guidance counselor began to explain how she and […]

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Trial opens this morning at the Oconee Courthouse

Judge Thomas Hughston has instructed the parties involved in South Carolina versus Obregon to be ready for the start of trial at 9:30 this morning in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  Defendant Jaimie Sabio Obregon is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree.  The prosecutor indicated during pre-trial proceedings yesterday that she will call as her first […]

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15-year term meted out in Oconee court

  A Greenwood man was allowed to plead guilty this afternoon to reduced charges and received a 15-year prison term to resolve the shots fired, one of them fatal, during a party two years ago near Seneca.  Dw’Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  The 32-year old Campbell had […]

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Tip of the cap to Bob Brock

A retiring Oconee County election leader is being credited with a smooth hand to help guide the election process over decades.  Oconee Democrat Mike Evatt expressed his appreciation today for what Bob Brock, chairman of the county Election Commission, has done in his roles over the years.  Brock was often the go-to individual for questions and help in correcting the […]

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