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News in Oconee County, South Carolina

October Mugshots
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:12:25 -0700

October arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.

SLED assists with investigation into Clemson student's death
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:22:54 -0700

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Oconee County Sheriff's Office with the investigation into Tucker Hipps' death.  SLED spokesman Thom Berry said the agency started assisting the Sheriff's Office a few days after Hipps' death.  Hipps' body was found September 22 in the lake near the Highway 93 bridge by a university police officer who was on patrol looking for him ...

Deputy accused of assault, battery on 9-year-old son
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:28:24 -0700

An deputy was fired and is now facing charges after being accused of assaulting his 9-year-old son.

Church leaders called to action in fight against domestic violence
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:37:35 -0700

Police officers and crisis counselors in South Carolina are trained to deal with domestic violence, but what about our church leaders?  In a state that’s been ranked one of the worst in the nation for violence against women, experts say the clergy have a big responsibility to protect victims. Tuesday night in Oconee County, preachers got a lesson in leading those victims to healing. “I went to ...

Deputies: Seneca man bit woman, kicked child in face
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:18:21 -0700

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested a man accused of biting a woman and kicking her 5-year-old child in the face.

SLED now assisting in Clemson student death probe
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:33:13 -0700

The State Law Enforcement Division is now assisting in the investigation into the death of a Clemson University student found dead in Lake Hartwell last month.

Dive team out in Hartwell where Clemson student found dead
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:18:13 -0700

 Deputies and the dive team were back out in Lake Hartwell near the Highway 93 bridge where Clemson University student Tucker Hipps was found dead in September.