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Man arrested, accused of stealing more than $2000 worth of guns

WALHALLA, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A man was arrested after he broke into a home and stole $2,200 worth of guns, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Big Brown Drive near West Union on Wednesday, August 10 in reference to a burglary.
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Museum of the Cherokee in SC

There is evidence that pre-Cherokee cultures were in South Carolina 35,000 years ago!. There were 27 Cherokee villages in what is known today as Oconee County. “Aequonee” in Cherokee means: beside the water. To the white man, the word is pronounced “Oconee”. Centuries ago, before there were lakes, ‘beside the water’ referred to the rivers, waterfalls, and numerous creeks in the area.
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Oconee County Clear Bag Policy

Officials said a 13-year-old middle school student was hit by a car outside nearby Wren High School. Rosie the dog is up for adoption at Spartanburg Humane Society. She loves being outside and posing for the camera!. First Alert Forecast: August 16. Updated: 3 hours ago. |. Chief Meteorologist Kendra...
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Oconee Humane Society receives equipment grant for new clinic

SENECA, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Oconee Humane Society said it received a generous grant from a foundation that will go directly to the purchase of medical equipment at the organization’s new pet care clinic. The organization said Banfield Foundation donated a grant worth $14,743 for the equipment that...
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Oconee County Schools addresses incident involving Walhalla Middle students

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina)- The School District of Oconee County addressed recent reports circulating about an incident involving Walhalla Middle School students over the summer. Multiple people in the community posted on social media about reports that a student posted a song with explicit lyrics. School officials said the...
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Oconee Co. School district implements clear bag rules for athletic events

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The School District of Oconee County announced that they are putting a clear bag policy into place for all athletic events this year. Officials said this new policy is to enhance safety inside these events and will be part of the process of entering venues during the 2022-2023 school year. They added that clear bags are easily searched and support the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.
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Seneca woman charged with attempted murder, deputies say

SENECA, S.C. — A Seneca woman has been charged with attempted murder after the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing. Deputies were called to Mormon Church Road Friday at 5:50 pm. Deputies say when they arrived they found a victim with several lacerations. Deputies provided first aid, and then the person was transported to a hospital for treatment.
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