Wednesday Morning Wreck in Clemson

A fatal accident occurred on Wednesday morning around 7:00am on Calhoun Memorial Hwy (Hwy. 123), four miles south of Liberty. The victim has been identified as Robert Raynor, a 41-year-old resident of Anderson. Mr. Raynor was the driver of a pickup involved in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene due to blunt force trauma, according to the […]

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Walhalla Man Charged in Connection with January 6 Protest Investigation

Defendant Is Accused of Assaulting Officers with Chemical Irritant WASHINGTON, D.C. — A South Carolina man has been arrested on felony charges, including assaulting a law enforcement officer, for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and […]

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Monday Arrests Yield Charges of Burglary and Neglect Against Suspects

According to jail records, on Monday Westminster Police arrested 44 year-old David Anthony Burch on charges of resisting arrest, entering premises after warning, malicious injury to personal property, petit larceny and second degree burglary. Bond was set at more than $30,000 and he remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center. Also on Monday, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kaitlyn Ann […]

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Almost $22K in Federal Funding Allotted to Oconee United Way for Food & Shelter Programs

Oconee County has been selected to receive nearly $22,000 in federal funding for food and shelter purposes. The Oconee County United Way announced the monies are awarded under “FEMA’s” emergency food and shelter program. A local board of directors will meet to decide how the funds are to be distributed. Emergency food and shelter programs operated by local service organizations […]

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Get Connected SC Meeting Wednesday at TCTC

The GetConnectedSC campaign is hosting a meeting for Oconee County residents interested in improving their internet access. The meeting will be held at the Oconee campus of Tri-County Technical College on Wednesday at 10:30am as part of a 26-community listening tour and Better-Internet Survey. The information gathered will shape a five-year broadband plan for the state, with bipartisan support from […]

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Spartanburg County Woman Charged with Being Fugitive from Justice

Makayla Mae Briggs, 25, from Spartanburg County, South Carolina, was arrested in Oconee County on Saturday morning for being a fugitive from justice from North Carolina. She was wanted for drug trafficking and possession of stolen firearms in Lincoln County, which is part of the Charlotte Metro area. Briggs is currently being held in the Oconee County Detention Center for […]

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Richard B. Russell Lake Holds 33nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office, is hosting the 33nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, April  29, 2023 at freshly stocked Calhoun Falls Bank Fishing area, located on Hwy. 72 in Calhoun Falls, SC.  Youth, ages 5-15, may participate, if registered. Check-in is from 7-8 a.m. and fishing hours are from 8-11 a.m. […]

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