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Anderson Independent-Mail
Inquiry shows no other Oconee sheriff's employees involved in embezzlementWALHALLA — A probe lasting many months has shown no current Oconee County Sheri
Inquiry shows no other Oconee sheriff's employees involved in embezzlement
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted yesterday
WALHALLA — A probe lasting many months has shown no current Oconee County Sheriff’s Office employees were involved in a 2007-09 embezzlement of more than $500,000 from narcotics fund accounts. The release of the investigation’s findings Tuesday... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
20-old drowns in Lake KeoweeOCONEE COUNTY - A 20-year-old Pickens County man drowned Tuesday in Lake Keowee
20-old drowns in Lake Keowee
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 2 days ago
OCONEE COUNTY - A 20-year-old Pickens County man drowned Tuesday in Lake Keowee, a coroner said. The death of Micheal Kevin Pruitt of Six Mile has been classified as an accident, said Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. At 5:32 p.m., Oconee County... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Seneca man charged with attempted murderA Seneca man was charged Friday morning in a domestic violence case. Randall H
Seneca man charged with attempted murder
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 6 days ago
A Seneca man was charged Friday morning in a domestic violence case. Randall Hank McGuffin, 57, of Timberlake One Circle, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. According to warrants,... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Seneca man charged with attempted murder in wife's stabbingA Seneca man is accused of stabbing his wife in the chest with a large kitchen
Seneca man charged with attempted murder in wife's stabbing
FOX Carolina / Posted 6 days ago
A Seneca man is accused of stabbing his wife in the chest with a large kitchen knife. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged Randall Hank McGuffin, 57, with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Deputies were... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: BURGLARY:
Oconee County police blotter
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: BURGLARY: On Aug. 14, Sgt. Clark Sparrow was dispatched to a home on Old Bishop Road, where a man reported someone entered his home by forcing open the back door. The thieves stole... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Solicitor vows to stay on Zachary Hammond case after calls for recusalSolicitor Chrissy Adams said she has no intention of stepping down from the Zac
Solicitor vows to stay on Zachary Hammond case after calls for recusal
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Solicitor Chrissy Adams said she has no intention of stepping down from the Zachary Hammond investigation, despite pressure from activists who want her to pass it to a special prosecutor. “I understand the public’s frustration, but the investigation... Read more
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Gawker
New Witness Says Clemson Frat Pledge Died After Being Forced To Walk RailingThis week, fall classes commence at Clemson University, and with the new year c
New Witness Says Clemson Frat Pledge Died After Being Forced To Walk Railing
Gawker / Posted 9 days ago
This week, fall classes commence at Clemson University, and with the new year comes a new wave of freshmen introduced into the Greek system. At Clemson, mandatory orientation for those looking to rush is on August 22, a date that marks just over 11... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Zachary Hammond lawyer: police may need federal oversight after teen's deathA lawyer representing the family of a 19-year-old man shot dead by police in Se
Zachary Hammond lawyer: police may need federal oversight after teen's death
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 10 days ago
A lawyer representing the family of a 19-year-old man shot dead by police in Seneca, South Carolina, has questioned whether the department is “out of control” and “needs federal oversight because people’s civil rights are being violated”. Hammond... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Seneca man and Walhalla woman charged in burglary A Seneca man and a Walhalla woman are in custody without bail at the Oconee C
Seneca man and Walhalla woman charged in burglary
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 13 days ago
A Seneca man and a Walhalla woman are in custody without bail at the Oconee County Detention Center after being charged in a June larceny and burglary. John William Strother Evans, 31, and Rachel... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Adams elaborates on Hipps' witness concernsTenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams laid out Friday exactly why she
Adams elaborates on Hipps' witness concerns
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams laid out Friday exactly why she questions the validity of a witness who came forward this week in the lawsuit filed in the death of Tucker Hipps. Adams told the Independent Mail she has received... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: TRUCK STO
Oconee County police blotter
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 13 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: TRUCK STOLEN: On Aug. 5, Deputy Byron Smith met with a resident of Jerusalem Road, who reported he was at a location on Rocky Branch Road, Bogart, when someone stole his silver... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Piedmont man wanted in Seneca burglary arrestedThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Piedmont man earlier this morning
Piedmont man wanted in Seneca burglary arrested
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 13 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Piedmont man earlier this morning after the family of a Seneca teen fatally shot by a Seneca police officer last month was the target of a burglary. Nicholas Blake Garland, 21, of Family Circle in... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Mother of Tucker Hipps: 'Everyone is ready for answers'The family of Tucker Hipps is speaking out after a new witness has come forward
Mother of Tucker Hipps: 'Everyone is ready for answers'
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 13 days ago
The family of Tucker Hipps is speaking out after a new witness has come forward in his death. Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received several media inquiries "regarding an alleged witness coming forward regarding... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Mother of Tucker Hipps: 'Everyone is ready for answers'The family of Tucker Hipps is speaking out after a new witness has come forward
Mother of Tucker Hipps: 'Everyone is ready for answers'
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 13 days ago
The family of Tucker Hipps is speaking out after a new witness has come forward in his death. Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received several media inquiries "regarding an alleged witness coming forward regarding... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Piedmont man charged in Seneca theftThe family of the teen killed last month by a Seneca police officer was the tar
Piedmont man charged in Seneca theft
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 14 days ago
The family of the teen killed last month by a Seneca police officer was the target of a burglary on the night a vigil was held in the memory of their son, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Paul and Angie Hammond, of Seneca, parents of... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Parents of teen killed in officer-involved shooting report break-insThe parents of the Seneca teen killed in an officer-involved shooting reported
Parents of teen killed in officer-involved shooting report break-ins
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 14 days ago
The parents of the Seneca teen killed in an officer-involved shooting reported their home was burglarized and a car broken into. And the break-ins and thefts occurred on the night a vigil was held for their slain son. The Oconee County Sheriff’s... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Solicitor: Witness allegations in Tucker Hipps' case won't yield chargesCLEMSON, S.C. (CNN/WYFF) — A witness has provided new details about the death o
Solicitor: Witness allegations in Tucker Hipps' case won't yield charges
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 14 days ago
CLEMSON, S.C. (CNN/WYFF) — A witness has provided new details about the death of Clemson fraternity pledge Tucker Hipps -- but an Upstate solicitor says that the information doesn't change anything. Court documents in the family's $25 million... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Parents of teen killed in officer-involved shooting report break-insThe parents of the Seneca teen killed in an officer-involved shooting reported
Parents of teen killed in officer-involved shooting report break-ins
FOX Carolina / Posted 14 days ago
The parents of the Seneca teen killed in an officer-involved shooting reported their home was burglarized and a car broken into. And the break-ins and thefts occurred on the night a vigil was held for their slain son. The Oconee County Sheriff’s... Read more
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WYFF 4 Greenville
Solicitor: Witness allegations in Tucker Hipps' case won't yield chargesA witness has provided new details about the death of Clemson fraternity pledge
Solicitor: Witness allegations in Tucker Hipps' case won't yield charges
WYFF 4 Greenville / Posted 14 days ago
A witness has provided new details about the death of Clemson fraternity pledge Tucker Hipps -- but an Upstate solicitor says that the information doesn't change anything. Court documents in the family's $25 million lawsuit allege the political... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Solicitor speaks out about 'alleged witness' in Tucker Hipps' deathTenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received sever
Solicitor speaks out about 'alleged witness' in Tucker Hipps' death
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 14 days ago
Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received several media inquiries "regarding an alleged witness coming forward regarding the death of Tucker Hipps." Adams said the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Solicitor speaks out about 'alleged witness' in Tucker Hipps' deathTenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received sever
Solicitor speaks out about 'alleged witness' in Tucker Hipps' death
FOX Carolina / Posted 14 days ago
Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Thursday that she has received several media inquiries "regarding an alleged witness coming forward regarding the death of Tucker Hipps." Adams said the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Seneca woman being held on accessory charge in Va. murder caseAn 18-year-old Seneca woman is charged with fleeing from authorities. Mya Rae
Seneca woman being held on accessory charge in Va. murder case
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 16 days ago
An 18-year-old Seneca woman is charged with fleeing from authorities. Mya Rae Lee, of Dalton Road, was listed as a fugitive after authorities in Roanoke, Virginia, charged her with accessory after the fact in a murder case there, according to an... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Oconee County Sheriff's Office is on InstagramThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has a new Instagram account. To find the ac
Oconee County Sheriff's Office is on Instagram
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 16 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has a new Instagram account. To find the account, search on Instagram for Oconee County Sheriff’s Office or click here. “We have had tremendous success over the past two and half years in terms of our footprint on... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Teen wanted in Virginia homicide case arrested in Oconee CountyA Seneca teen wanted in connection with a Virginia homicide was taken into cust
Teen wanted in Virginia homicide case arrested in Oconee County
FOX Carolina / Posted 16 days ago
A Seneca teen wanted in connection with a Virginia homicide was taken into custody on Monday in Oconee County, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. 18-year-old Mya Rae Lee of Dalton Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Seneca officer got top review month before shootingLess than a month before fatally shooting Zachary Hammond during a drug bust, L
Seneca officer got top review month before shooting
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Less than a month before fatally shooting Zachary Hammond during a drug bust, Lt. Mark Tiller had his first performance review during his five years with the Seneca Police Department. The one-page review graded 32-year-old Tiller on six categories,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: IDENTITY
Oconee County police blotter
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 20 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: IDENTITY THEFT: On July 27, Deputy Stephen Shaffer was dispatched to Oconee Crossing Circle, where a 48-year-old Bogart woman said someone had used her debit card and spent... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Public's help sought after Seneca-area burglaryThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a bu
Public's help sought after Seneca-area burglary
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 21 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a burglary that happened Monday at a Seneca-area business. A deputy who responded to Palmetto Spirits on U.S. 123 Bypass around 3 a.m. Monday was told an alarm call was... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office seeking tips in burglary caseThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary at a
Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office seeking tips in burglary case
FOX Carolina / Posted 21 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary at a Seneca-area liquor store on Monday. The burglary occurred at the Palmetto Spirits store located on the Highway 123 bypass just before 3 a.m., according to Jimmy Watt, a... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Walhalla women arrested on meth charges at WalmartThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged two Walhalla women with drug pos
Walhalla women arrested on meth charges at Walmart
FOX Carolina / Posted 22 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged two Walhalla women with drug possession after responding to a shoplifting call at the WalMart store in Seneca. Lindsay Rebecca Eades, 22, of Playground Road and Kristin Hope Carter, 21, of Snead Road... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Two Walhalla women arrested in SenecaWalhalla - Two Walhalla women are charged with possession of narcotics. Kriste
Two Walhalla women arrested in Seneca
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 22 days ago
Walhalla - Two Walhalla women are charged with possession of narcotics. Kristen Hope Carter, 21, of Snead Road, was arrested Wednesday when two deputies responded to a shoplifting report at the Seneca Walmart on Sandifer Boulevard, according to an... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
West Union man charged with grand larcenyA West Union man is accused of stealing a Jet Ski from Keowee Marina last month
West Union man charged with grand larceny
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 23 days ago
A West Union man is accused of stealing a Jet Ski from Keowee Marina last month. Steven Ray Nabors, 29, was arrested Monday on charges of grand larceny and malicious injury to personal property, according to Oconee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Walhalla airplane designer's plane crash landsAirplane designer Troy Woodland’s kit single-engine plane went down Sunday afte
Walhalla airplane designer's plane crash lands
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 25 days ago
Airplane designer Troy Woodland’s kit single-engine plane went down Sunday afternoon on McAlister Road near Lake Keowee and West Union. “I’ll be back up tomorrow,” he said, hours after the crash. Woodland and his passenger were not injured in the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club leaves Oconee; plans to stay in Athens areaThe Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club recently left Bishop. Just weeks after Ocon
Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club leaves Oconee; plans to stay in Athens area
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 27 days ago
The Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club recently left Bishop. Just weeks after Oconee County sheriff’s deputies and agents with three other law enforcement agencies raided the private clubhouse, the members decided to leave town. No charges were filed... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: ESTATE PR
Oconee County police blotter
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 27 days ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: ESTATE PROBLEM: On July 19, Deputy David Burchett met with a California woman, who reported that her brother had unlawfully removed money from their father’s estate. The brother,... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Westminster man charged with breach of trustA Westminster man has been charged with breach of trust regarding work on a Geo
Westminster man charged with breach of trust
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 28 days ago
A Westminster man has been charged with breach of trust regarding work on a Georgia property. Larry Eugene Price Jr., 34, was released Wednesday from the Oconee County Detention Center on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to an Oconee... Read more
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FOX Carolina
1 in custody, 1 sought in Oconee Co.Walmart incidentOconee County deputies have charged an Anderson County man and are seeking an A
1 in custody, 1 sought in Oconee Co.Walmart incident
FOX Carolina / Posted a month ago
Oconee County deputies have charged an Anderson County man and are seeking an Anderson County woman accused of stealing more than $5,000 in merchandise from the Seneca Walmart, according to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee County Sheriff’s... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterThe Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: STOLEN PO
Oconee County police blotter
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 1 months ago
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: STOLEN POWER: On July 16, Deputy Samuel Smith met with a worker for Walton EMC, who reported that a resident at a mobile home on Monroe Highway had unlawfully connected power to... Read more

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