Missing Person Found Safe

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reports that William Tanner Phalen, Jr., 23, has been found and is safe. Previously, the Missing Person’s Unit of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office had issued an urgent request for information about the missing man from Westminster. A family member filed a Missing Person’s report after last seeing William at his Meadow Lark Drive residence […]

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Charges Dropped Against Clemson’s Defensive Tackle

Clemson Athletics confirmed that charges against defensive tackle DeMonte Capehart were dismissed. The charges stemmed from a traffic stop where Capehart’s vehicle was seen speeding and spinning its tires. Upon stopping the vehicle, officers found a loaded magazine in the glove compartment and a 9mm rifle in the trunk. Capehart was charged with carrying firearms on school property and failure […]

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Late Night Arrests in Rural Retail Store Parking Lot

Following a late-night inquiry, deputies from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office made two arrests over the weekend in a rural retail store’s parking lot.  Officials said charges were filed against Crystal Dewyna Baker and Kevin Eugene Jackson, following a deputy’s suspicion of a car parked near the Dollar General on Ebenezer Road. Baker, aged 44, faces charges including resisting arrest, meth […]

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SC GOP Chair Advocating for Closed Primaries in the Future

The South Carolina Republican Party Chair, Drew McKissick, is advocating for closed primaries, limiting voting to party members only. This follows the super PAC “PrimaryPivot” encouraging Democrats and Independents to vote in the Republican primary for Nikki Haley. A bill at the State House proposes allowing voters to register with a party or remain independent, but restricts primary participation to […]

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Danny Fulmer’s Candidacy for 10th Circuit Solicitor

Danny Fulmer, a prosecutor from Anderson, has declared his candidacy for the 10th Circuit Solicitor, which serves both Oconee and Anderson counties. Fulmer, a conservative Republican, said he is the only candidate in the race who has a track record of incarcerating criminals in Anderson County. His campaign announcement portrays him as a firm supporter of conservative principles, including the […]

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VA Announces Healthcare Expansion

Starting March 5, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide healthcare to veterans exposed to toxins or hazards during service, including those who didn’t deploy but encountered hazards during training. This applies to veterans of all conflicts post-Vietnam War. The new policy allows veterans to access VA healthcare up to eight years earlier than the PACT Act. VA […]

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Voter Turnout for SC’s GOP Presidential Nomination Close to 800k

The South Carolina Republican presidential primary this year witnessed an impressive turnout, with nearly a quarter of the state’s electorate casting their votes. The total number of ballots cast was 756,922, marking a slight increase from the 2016 GOP primary. Most counties reported a turnout above 10%, with three counties even exceeding 30%. Greenville County led the pack with just […]

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Another Arrest in Second Drug Sweep of 2023; More Suspects Still At Large

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office conducted its second drug round-up of 2023, starting on September 28th. Arrest warrants were issued for 26 individuals based on controlled purchases of various narcotics. As of February 23, 2024, 22 subjects have been arrested. The latest arrestee is Monica Marie Swafford, charged with two counts of heroin distribution. She was released after posting a […]

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First Drug Round-Up of 2024 Underway by OCSO

On Feb 23, 2024, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announced additional arrests in their first drug round-up of the year. The operation began with a briefing on Wednesday morning, resulting in 41 arrest warrants for 27 subjects. The warrants were based on controlled purchases of narcotics, including Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Prescription Medication. By Friday, 12 subjects had been […]

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Man Jailed in Pickens County on Charge of Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man instigated a car chase, after which he was discovered in possession of a significant amount of fentanyl, leading to charges of “intent to distribute.” Officials noted that this was not the first instance of the suspect being found with fentanyl. On Feb. 6, deputies attempted a traffic stop on Finley Road […]

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