Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Westminster Man on Possession of a Stolen Vehicle Charge

In a follow-up to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office on February 25th regarding investigators needing assistance from the public in relation to a stolen moped, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man yesterday on outstanding warrants obtained during the investigation.   32 year old Justin Coaxie Phillips of Pickens Road was arrested after a traffic stop […]

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COVID-19 Reported in All 46 Counties Across South Carolina, 5 deaths, 261 New Cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today reported 261 additional cases of COVID-19. That brings the statewide total cases to 1,554 in all 46 counties*. “There are now documented cases of COVID-19 in every county across our state,” Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC physician. “The level in which it continues to spread will hinge on all […]

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Chick-fil-A of Seneca and Clemson Reopened; Presumptive COVID-19 Diagnosis Returns Negative

Chick-fil-A of Seneca opened last week and now the Clemson location is back open for business again, as well. An employee with the company had a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19 that, fortunately, turned out to be negative. The store re-opened on Monday. Owner Herb Tyler issued this statement: “As you know, we temporarily closed the restaurant and asked our Team […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Issues Release Regarding Technology Upgrade to Pursuit Alert App

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has been notified today by some citizens with the Pursuit Alert App that it was being activated. Contact was made with the manufacturer due to the Sheriff’s Office not being involved in any pursuits today. “The company that owns and operates the Pursuit Alert App is doing a technology upgrade which caused the app to […]

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Gas prices throughout the Carolinas are only getting cheaper, as residents are urged to stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19. At $1.84 North Carolina’s average is 10 cents cheaper on the week, 33 cents cheaper on the month and 68 cents cheaper on the year, according to AAA. South Carolina’s $1.76 average is 10 cents cheaper on the […]

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South Carolina Announces Four Additional Deaths Related to COVID-19, 210 New Cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 26. The four patients were elderly individuals who also had underlying health conditions. They were residents of Anderson, Beaufort, Lee, and Richland counties. “Every day that we […]

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South Carolina Sheriff’s Association Membership Program Letters Arrive in Homes Across Oconee County

A letter that arrived in Oconee County mailboxes within the last couple of weeks was a membership solicitation letter from the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association. And Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw wants everyone to know that this is a legitimate letter and not a scam solicitation. The state Sheriff’s Association is prepared to help the 46 county sheriffs in the state […]

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One New COVID-19 Case in Oconee County and One New in Pickens County; 8 New Anderson County Cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 22. Three patients were elderly individuals who also had underlying health conditions, and one patient was a middle-aged individual who did not have underlying health conditions. They […]

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