Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help in Locating Wanted Subject

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in locating a subject wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for an incident that occurred in November of 2020.   41 year old Evan Michael Hood is wanted on charges of Carjacking and Grand Larceny.  Hood was involved in an incident on Knollwood Drive near Mountain View Drive near Seneca […]

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Allegations of “Unwanted Touching” Leads to Arrest

From Seneca Police: On 09/12/2021 officers with the Seneca Police Department were dispatched to a local grocery store.  Upon arrival, officers were informed about an incident of unwanted touching.  During the investigation it was found that the subject, River Allen Argabright, age 58, is accused of touching a 16-year-old employee on the buttocks without consent.  Mr. Argabright was charged with […]

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Thorsland: “Masks Are Not A Silver Bullet”

School District of Oconee County Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland said at last night’s Board of Trustees meeting that, since the arrival of COVID-19, education for local students has been “as close to normal” as possible. Dr. Thorsland referred to the combination of in-class and virtual learning, as well as the decision to revert to in-person learning this year. Thorsland conceded […]

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Pendleton Man Charged with Murder

Update: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Second Arrest in Recent Padgett Street Homicide    (Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a second arrest today in connection with a recent homicide that occurred on Padgett Street, which is on the Utica Mill Hill, near Seneca. 20 year old Stanley Eugene Earl, Jr. of Scott Circle in Pendleton was booked into […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Recent Padgett Street Homicide Investigation

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a recent homicide that occurred on Padgett Street, which is on the Utica Mill Hill, near Seneca. 27 year old Braxton Earl of Scott Circle in Pendleton was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:12pm Thursday on a charge of Murder. Earl was transported from the Anderson […]

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Arrests Over the Weekend Reported from OCSO Detention Center

A Walhalla man was jailed Sunday on some serious charges. According to records from the Oconee County Detention Center, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 41 year-old Nathan Dwight Heaton of an East Bear Swamp Road address and charged him with high and aggravated criminal domestic violence, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling. He […]

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SDOC Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight

Limited seating will be in effect at tonight’s Oconee School Board of Trustees meeting. The possibility that the public schools might attempt to require facial coverings in classrooms or re-institute virtual learning brought out a large crowd last month, and a number of the concerned have indicated they’ll return for this evening’s meeting, which begins at 6:00pm, with doors open […]

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