Gov. McMaster Hopeful “Shelter In Place” Order Will Remain Unnecessary in SC

Questions from Palmetto State residents abound regarding Governor McMaster’s orders about crowds, and whether or not a “shelter in place” order is coming due to COVID-19. Late Thursday afternoon, the Governor addressed those issues and said he has faith in South Carolina’s citizens to keep following the guidelines that are in place, so that a stay at home order will […]

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South Carolina Announces Two Deaths Related to COVID-19, 32 Additional Cases

From SCDHEC… The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to nine. One patient was an elderly person from Kershaw County who had underlying health conditions. The second patient was an elderly person from Sumter County who also had underlying health […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Issues Update on Law Enforcement Operations in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office… The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a release today to update our citizens on law enforcement operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The safety of our citizens in the county continues to be our top priority.  I have also placed an emphasis on keeping our staff healthy as we continue […]

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Oconee County Shooting Suspect Caught In Stephens County, GA

UPDATE: 27 year-old Devan Chavis Bennett was apprehended in Stephens County, GA near the Toccoa Airport Thursday evening around 7:30 pm. Bennett was wanted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime in relation to a shooting incident that occurred on Spartan Drive Wednesday afternoon and […]

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South Carolina Announces Additional 82 Cases of COVID-19

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 82 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 424 cases in 39 counties*. Two previously reported cases, one in Lexington County and one in Lancaster County, have been subtracted from the total case count as those individuals were determined, through further […]

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OCSO’s Drug Sweep Nets Arrest Number 13

From the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office… The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing an additional arrest in the first drug sweep of 2020. The operation officially began with a briefing at 8:30 am on Thursday, February 13th. The operation included not only agents from the Narcotics Division but deputies from the Warrants division as well. In all, agents were seeking […]

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Man Charged with Kidnapping, Domestic Violence

From the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office… The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mountain Rest man yesterday morning and has charged him with Domestic Violence – 1st Degree and Kidnapping. 21 year old Tristan Michael Young of Nature Sweet Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:47am Tuesday after being arrested on Breach of Peace charges, in […]

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