PC Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Griffin Grocery located at 1804 Pumpkintown Highway on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Surveillance video collected during the investigation confirms that at approximately 6:15pm, a white male believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s walked into the business and presented a dark colored, semi-automatic handgun […]

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SDOC now offering Dinner to Needy Students

More students are eating a well-balanced diet in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC). A new Food Service Dinner Program was recently launched ensuring that students eat well throughout the day, explains SDOC Chief Financial Officer Gloria Moore. “We have a program that is through the U.S.D.A. just like our lunch and breakfast programs, but it is administered by […]

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SHS Seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Seneca High School (SHS) seniors Rollins Baird and Samuel Dodd have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Being among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, these two SHS seniors have the opportunity to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. Roughly 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered […]

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Suspect arrested in Utica Mill Hill Double Homicide Case

Tuesday evening, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca teenager in the shooting deaths of two men on the Utica Mill Hill Monday morning. Two arrest warrants for murder were obtained against 18-year-old Steven Lee Reynolds of 3 Padgett Street in Seneca in regards to the deaths of 54-year-old Timothy Wayne Caldwell and 29-year-old David Thomas Tranah, whose bodies […]

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OC Parks preparing for Evacuees

As residents evacuate the coastal areas of South Carolina, Oconee County is preparing to greet some of them. The county’s three parks have hosted evacuees in the past and Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley anticipates seeing some more in the near future. “We do have a number of campgrounds here in Oconee County. It is a […]

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Clemson Officials monitoring Hurricane Florence

Clemson officials continue to monitor weather conditions in preparation for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to impact the East Coast. Faculty, staff and students should prepare by downloading and reviewing Clemson University’s emergency closing policy and procedures so you’ll know what to do if conditions deteriorate. University officials monitor local weather conditions before making decisions to cancel classes, close offices […]

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