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Crenshaw sworn in as new Oconee Co. sheriff

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Mike Crenshaw talks to well-wishers after being sworn in as sheriff of Oconee County. (Dec. 31, 2012/FOX Carolina) Mike Crenshaw talks to well-wishers after being sworn in as sheriff of Oconee County. (Dec. 31, 2012/FOX Carolina)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Mike Crenshaw, the newly elected sheriff of Oconee County, was sworn in to his new post Monday afternoon.

Crenshaw, who was a petition candidate during the November election, beat out fellow petitioners Terry Wilson and Donnie Fricks with 54.5 percent of the votes.

"It's the culmination of a long campaign that you finally get to see come to reality today," Crenshaw said after his swearing in ceremony. "I'm looking forward to working with the citizens of Oconee County to provide safety for them. I realize the responsibility that comes with this office and I'm certainly eager and anxious to get started."

Crenshaw replaces outgoing Sheriff James Singleton, who retired after serving as the county's top cop for 20 years.

Before being elected sheriff, Crenshaw was serving as interim chief of the Westminter Police Department.

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