Second Arrest in Seneca Shooting Death

Seneca police have confirmed the arrest of a second individual, 19-year-old Christopher Glenn Turner, in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last month in an apartment complex parking lot. This arrest brings the total number of individuals charged with murder in this case to two.   Major Jeremy Rothell of the Seneca Police Department identified the victim of the […]

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Deputies Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Walhalla Man Who Removed His Ankle Monitor

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is urgently seeking public assistance in finding Christopher Edward Burrell, a 30-year-old man from Walhalla, who has removed his ankle monitor following his release from jail on bond. Burrell was incarcerated in the Oconee County Detention Center on August 2, 2023, and during his detention, he was served with 14 arrest warrants by the Sheriff’s […]

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More on Tuesday Night Chase from SC to GA

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol have both disclosed further details about a car chase that took place on Tuesday evening. An Oconee deputy from the spotted a dark blue Scion with a Georgia license plate, partially obscured by a cover, on W. Bennett Road near Westminster around 6:10pm. The deputy, suspecting the vehicle was involved […]

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Fourth Suspect in Alleged January Mob Battery Incident Finally Arrested

The Sheriff’s Office of Oconee County has confirmed the arrest of all four individuals implicated in a mob assault that occurred in January. The incident, which took place at a residence on Sherwood Drive near Walhalla on January 20, resulted in the victim being hospitalized. However, the specifics of the victim’s condition remain undisclosed. The suspects, identified as Michael Joseph […]

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Minor Fire Wednesday Morning

On Wednesday morning, a minor fire incident occurred at the Seneca Health and Rehabilitation facility located on Highway 59. The fire, which originated from an electrical short in an attic above a storage room, was swiftly contained by a quick-thinking employee who used a fire extinguisher. Chief Richie Caudill of the Seneca Fire Department confirmed the incident, emphasizing the seriousness […]

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DHEC Helps Raise Awareness about Teen Dating Violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. — February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is joining the cause in raising awareness about the difference between healthy relationships and teen dating abuse. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that teen dating violence is much more common than many people think, with one in three U.S. teens […]

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Oconee County Councilmen debate budget increase limit ordinance

Oconee County Councilmen debated a proposed “Oconee Conservative Budget” ordinance, limiting budget increases to the county’s population growth plus inflation. Councilman Davis proposed postponing the vote until Chairman Durham could attend in person, but the motion failed. Councilman Elliott highlighted Oconee’s low property tax millage rate. Davis disputed Durham’s claim that the fiscal year 2023-24 budget was $60.7 million… The […]

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