One Dead After Shooting on Padgett Street

Update from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office: The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation today into a homicide that occurred overnight on the Utica Mill Hill. Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched around 11:50pm Tuesday to 14 Padgett Street in regards to initial reports of a disturbance.  While deputies were responding to the scene, dispatch received […]

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SDOC Statement Concerning Mask Mandate

The School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees met for a special called board meeting Tuesday, August 31st, 2021.  The purpose of this meeting was to consider the possibility of a mask mandate for staff and students in response to legal cases currently before the SC Supreme Court.  Earlier in the day, the Court considered arguments in two cases […]

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Flash Flood Watch from TUE 8:00 AM EDT until WED 2:00 PM EDT

Issued By Greenville-Spartanburg – SC, US, National Weather Service Affected Area Greater Oconee County Description …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON… The Flash Flood Watch continues for Portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas in northeast Georgia:  Habersham, Rabun and Stephens. In western […]

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Man Jailed for Assaulting An Officer

An incident report from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reveals that a man was arrested last Tuesday afternoon and charged with assaulting an officer while resisting arrest and breach of peace. The report states that Deputies responded to a report of vandalism in progress at a Humbert Street residence and spoke with a woman who stated that her brother, identified […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Townville Man on Trafficking in Methamphetamine Charge after Traffic Stop

A Townville man was arrested for multiple charges, including trafficking meth, and is out of jail on bond, according to arrest records. 31 year old Kyle Dwaine Glenn, of Coneross Creek Road, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center Friday and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Failure to stop for a Blue Light, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol and […]

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Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Pickens; One Person and One Pig Exposed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a skunk found near Josh Nicole Drive and Ole Keowee Church Road in Six Mile, S.C., has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. One pig was also exposed, and the public health veterinarian has been consulted. The […]

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Qualifying Ended Friday for Municipal Elections in Oconee County

Several candidates qualified to run in Oconee County’s municipal elections this November. For Walhalla’s three council seats: Tyler Jordan, Grant Keehn, Keith Pace, Josh Roberts and Amy Welch; for Westminster three available council seats: Robert Adams, Dale Glymph, Yousef Mefleh, James Powell, Susan Ramey, and Audrey Reese; for Seneca’s election: for mayor, Dan Alexander; for the four available council seats: […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Issues August 2021 Scams Update

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–In our continuing efforts to educate and inform citizens and to prevent them from becoming victims of scams, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is releasing their August 2021 Scams Update. The Sheriff’s Office received word from a citizen regarding a scam in which the citizen’s father had received a phone call from someone pretending to be his son. The […]

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