Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Participates in Recent Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy

Late last year, Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tommy Crompton participated in the Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy – Class 10. The Academy was held from November 30th thru December 11th at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. The purpose of the Academy, according to Lt. Crompton, was to create a network across the United States […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help Regarding Stolen Utility Trailer and Tools Investigation

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in a larceny investigation in which $13,000 worth of tools was taken from a utility trailer that was stolen and later recovered. Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched to the area of Cleveland Pike Road and Berry Farm Road during the morning hours of Monday, February 1st of […]

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Graham ‘Remain in Mexico’ Amendment to Senate Budget Resolution Defeated

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) amendment to the Senate budget resolution calling for strengthening and protecting the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program was defeated by a vote of 50-50.  The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy was adopted by former President Trump and has proven to be successful in taking pressure off our southern border. Before ‘Remain in Mexico’ was adopted, […]

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Horton Brings More Than 100 Jobs to Golden Corner

Governor Henry McMaster donned a Golden Gophers University of Minnesota coat as he welcomed Minnesota based Horton Manufacturing to the Golden Corner yesterday… Oconee County Council Chairman John Elliott was among the dignitaries on hand for the official ribbon cutting at Oconee County’s first manufacturing plant, and he’s hopeful that the I-85 corridor in Oconee will see even more development […]

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Graham on Afghanistan Study Group Recommendations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement following a briefing from the Afghanistan Study Group on their recommendations to Congress and the Biden Administration. “I was briefed by the co-chairs of the Afghanistan Study Group about the findings in their final report following their lengthy study mandated by Congress. I cannot thank them enough for their hard […]

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Graham to Democrats on Budget Resolution: “If You’re Looking for Unity, This is a Lousy Way to Get It”

Tuesday, incoming Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) reacted to the Democrats’ budget resolution on the Senate floor. On Congress and the Administration working together on COVID relief: GRAHAM: “Here’s what I want the American people to know. We’ve done a lot together [already]. And of the $4 trillion we’ve appropriated, to date we’ve spent $2.7 trillion.” https://youtu.be/TJ_HKUNzwIo?t=206 […]

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Price Tag of Delayed Sewer Project Not Expected to Increase, Says OJRSA Director

A delay announced this week in the timetable to run sewer lines to I-85 in Southern Oconee County is not anticipated to jack up the multi-million dollar price of the project, according to OJRSA Executive Director Chris Eleazer… Officials of JRSA’s member cities heard the latest timetable calls for bid opening in August, with start of construction in September of […]

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Wednesday Afternoon Police Chase From Toccoa Ended in Westminster

A police pursuit that started Wednesday afternoon in Toccoa, Georgia ended with at crash at 3:00 pm in Westminster on Hwy 76 at Dewey Street. Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has more… According to arrest records from the Oconee County Detention Center, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32 year-old Corey Blake Beard of Eastanollee, GA and 38 year-old Tasha Renee Singleton of […]

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