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WALHALLA — Oconee County has more than 150 registered sex offenders and with summer in full swing, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to know which ones live in their area.

The website for the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is www.oconeelaw.com. Residents should click on the link Sex Offender Search and follow the instructions to check their neighborhood and sign up to receive e-mail alerts.

The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives and residents can even sign up for automatic email alerts should an offender move close within any address they register.

“The benefit of registering for this confidential e-mail alert service allows us to monitor your important addresses for you, thereby keeping you up to date of newly registered offenders and making it unnecessary for you to have to check your important addresses daily or even weekly,” said Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “You can register any and all of the addresses where your children spend a lot of time, for example friends, grandparents, or babysitters addresses.”

Alerts are in real-time and sent out via e-mail as soon as a new offender has registered with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

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