OC Sheriff’s Office celebrates Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Week

Last week, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office wrapped up activities in observance of Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Week. On May 15, which was Peace Officers Memorial Day, the Annual Schuck Memorial Blood Drive 2017 was held at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. According to preliminary figures, around $500 has been raised for the Schuck Memorial Scholarship fund in t-shirt […]

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Westminster Man arrested on Multiple Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man Thursday, May 25, 2017, on multiple charges, including a charge of grand larceny. Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center was 21-year-old Austin Thomas Woodard. He was also charged with two counts of second degree burglary and one count of petit larceny. Deputies received reports on two separate occasions, on March […]

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Pack the WCA to honor OC’s Fallen Heroes

Oconee County honors the memory of 210 military heroes who lost their lives in the service of our country on Monday, May 29, 2017, at noon in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium (WCA), tells Jerry Dyar of the Oconee County Veterans Affairs Office. “Pastor Randy Keasler of Westminster will serve as the keynote speaker for this […]

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Visitors flocking to OC for Memorial Day Weekend

With numerous activities planned, thousands of visitors are flocking to the Golden Corner of South Carolina for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, says Oconee County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism director Phil Shirley. “Of course Seneca Fest kicks off today and there are a whole weekend full of activities. We have the Long Creek Music Festival going on this weekend, so […]

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Give thanks on Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. The National Day Calendar reports that this day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed […]

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PC Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying Suspected Auto Burglar

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating thefts from unlocked vehicles that occurred from residences in the Liberty area during the nighttime hours on May 22, to May 23, 2017. Five vehicles that had been left unlocked by the owners were entered by an unidentified person. Personal property to include several financial transaction cards were taken from each vehicle. […]

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Visit OC Parks this Memorial Day Weekend

When one thinks of county parks, they rarely envision ones as beautiful, well-maintained and full of attractions as those of Oconee County. High Falls and South Cove County Parks, on the shores of Lake Keowee, have an endless variety of lake-centered activities, including lakeside camping and boat access on a deep-blue body of water that’s legendary for fishing and recreation. […]

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Senator Scott reintroduces Body Camera Legislation

On Thursday, May 25, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the bipartisan Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act, which will help provide body-worn cameras to state, local, and tribal police departments to keep law enforcement officers and communities safe. The bill is cosponsored by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). “Studies across the nation have consistently proven that body cameras can serve […]

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Graham questions Mulvaney on Trump Budget

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), member of the Senate Budget Committee, Thursday, May 25, questioned Director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Senator Graham said, “But here’s what the president needs to do. He needs to look people in the eye and […]

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Duncan introduces Canada Resolution Supporting Bilateral Partnership

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, introduced H.Res.357, a bipartisan House Resolution reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada. Representatives Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Kevin Cramer (ND-At-Large), and Bill Huizenga (MI-02) joined Chairman Duncan as original cosponsors of the resolution. Regarding […]

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