Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help in Shoplifting Investigation at Seneca Walmart

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in regards to an investigation into a recent shoplifting at the Seneca Walmart location. The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking the public’s help in attempting to identify an individual in relation to the case. A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a store employee during the early […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help in Continuing Inquiry into Death of Westminster Man

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to seek the public’s help in its inquiry into the death of a Westminster man, 47 year old Kendall Todd Hawkins. Last Friday, March 20th, Kendall’s remains were located around 5pm that day in a wooded area near the old Covidien plant (the former Kendall location) off of Highway 28 near Seneca and […]

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Corps of Engineers squashes rumors about reservoir access

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps with gates are closed. Boat […]

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South Carolina Schools Closed Through April 30

Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a joint statement Tuesday closing all Palmetto State schools through April 30th. On March 15, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-09, which closed public schools for students and non-essential employees through March 31st. The governor will issue an additional executive order to extend the K-12 school closures through […]

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Recycling Restricted Due to Coronavirus

In order to continue efforts to protect the health and well-being of both citizens and staff, Oconee County Recycling Centers will no longer be accepting certain materials, including plastic, glass, paper products, or aluminum cans for recycling. This is a temporary measure. These items require manual sorting, and viruses may cling to surfaces for an extended period of time, putting […]

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Guidance for Restaurants, Bars & Patrons from Law Enforcement

SLED, along with local law enforcement, will be enforcing the execution of the Governor McMaster’s orders regarding restaurants and the halting of dine-in services. They will also work with DHEC and DOR on these matters. According to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, here are some guidelines and recommendations for those who own or patronize bars and restaurants: Governor McMaster’s Executive Order (2020-10) […]

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