Westminster Man arrested for Shoplifting

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office made a recent arrest of a Westminster man on charges of obtaining goods under false pretenses and on shoplifting.  Deputies arrested 62-year-old Leamon Grant Phillips and charged him with three counts of obtaining property under false pretenses and one count of shoplifting.  Four Oconee County businesses were affected. Phillips was booked into the Oconee County […]

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Kohn inducted into Dixie Boys Baseball HOF

On the final day of this year’s Dixie Boys World Series at the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca, an Upstate native was inducted into the Dixie Boys Baseball National Hall of Fame.  The Board of Directors for Dixie Boys Baseball announced on Wednesday that Richard Kohn of Irmo was the newest member of the Dixie Boys Baseball National Hall of […]

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SCHP holding Recruitment Info Meetings around State

The South Carolina Highway Patrol announces that it is holding recruitment meetings around the state looking for qualified applicants to join its ranks. The department has numerous positions available for the next class in January 2014.  SCHP currently has a class in training that will graduate in December. The free programs will begin August 9 and will last from 5pm […]

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Clemson fundraising tops $101M

Private gifts to Clemson University totaled $101.9 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing the total raised in The Will to Lead campaign to $699 million. The total raised this year includes $62.6 million in cash gifts, pledges and gifts-in-kind and $17.6 million in planned gifts. Highlights from the year include a gift of office space in the Greenville ONE Building valued […]

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Walhalla receives CDBG Grant of $387,747

The City of Walhalla is one of 24 communities across South Carolina that will benefit from improvement projects supported by more than $9.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The South Carolina Department of Commerce announces it will award $387,747 in CDBG funds to the City of Walhalla for the Chicopee Mill Village phase II water upgrade.  The […]

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Pickens Co Flood Victim identified

The body of the man pulled from a flooded area in Pickens County has been identified.  Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley announces that 23-year-old Logan Dale Evans of Central was found in a flooded waterway on his family’s property Wednesday night. Evans was driving on Silver Creek Road, when his vehicle was washed down the creek.  According to Kelley, Evans […]

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Unsolved Case of Bruce Gaines Marett

The latest unsolved case to be spotlighted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is that of Bruce Gaines Marett, which according to law enforcement officials was one of the most brutal cases that the Sheriff’s Office has investigated. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “Marett was 50-years-old when he was brutally beaten and bludgeoned to […]

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New Mobile App for National Forest Visitors

Would you like to have the forest in the palm of your hand? Now you can. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests has released its first mobile app that helps visitors locate recreational activities on the two national forests in Georgia. The app is free and delivers information about 49 recreation sites.  In addition, the app will deliver forest news and alerts […]

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Upstate under Flash Flood Warning

Rain remains in the forecast for the Upstate and as it continues to fall in areas already, heavily saturated, flash flooding is a likely possibility. The National Weather Service has issued A Flash Flood Watch for our area through late tonight. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Authorities remind everyone not to […]

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CORRECTION: Stolen Baseball Equipment not insured

A correction to a story run earlier this week about the theft of baseball equipment from a team participating in the 2013 Dixie Boys World Series in Seneca.  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported that several bags of equipment were stolen from a mobile trailer belonging to the Sumter, South Carolina team.  The theft occurred while they were staying at […]

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