Singleton Announces Run for Oconee Probate Judge

Seneca Municipal Court Judge Danny Singleton has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to become Oconee County’s next probate judge. That office is currently held by Judge Ashley Rice, who was appointed by Chief Justice Donald Beatty in December. Her appointment followed last October’s suspension of Kenny Johns from the office. Rice’s term will end in January of 2023. […]

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DHEC Announces Premier Medical Cleared Testing Backlogs, Returning Wait Times to Standard Turnaround Times

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is pleased to announce that Premier Medical Laboratory Services and DHEC’s other testing vendors are reporting all backlogs have been cleared and turnaround times for COVID-19 test results are back to the standard 48-hour time frame. According to Premier Chief Executive Officer Kevin Murdock, Premier corrected its backlog of surge-related testing through the investment of […]

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DHEC: Back on Track, Says Director

DHEC officials said they’re getting back on track after a massive backlog in reporting COVID-19 test results. A busy few weeks led to no results being released between January 20th and January 25th, which caused some trouble for hospitals and people waiting for treatment. During that period, there were more than 1100 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oconee County. […]

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Walhalla Police Chief Resigns

Walhalla Police Chief Sean Brinson submitted a letter of resignation to the Mayor and Council Wednesday morning. A special meeting was held Tuesday afternoon, called for a personnel issue. Brinson was in attendance for the three hour long executive session at City Hall. He said that his resignation was not voluntary… Sean Brinson has been Chief of Walhalla Police for […]

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SDOC to Welcome New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jay Schickling to join district leadership At its regularly scheduled board meeting held on Monday, January 24, 2022, the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Jay Schickling as Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Schickling will replace Gloria Moore who is retiring after serving the district for more than 20 years. Mr. Schickling is coming […]

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State’s Leading Health Partners Sharing Latest COVID-19 Therapeutics with Medical Providers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recognizes that while vaccinations remain the best way for individuals to protect themselves against COVID-19, those who do contract the virus need the best treatment options available, especially outpatient ones that can help reduce the strain on our state’s healthcare systems from the omicron surge. DHEC began providing weekly […]

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Westminster Community Shows Support for Mefleh, Who Vows to Correct Deficiencies at Restaurant

Westminster City Council member and restaurant owner Yousef Mefleh has received a lot of community support and is determined that his eatery will meet city building requirements and correct deficiencies contained in a DHEC inspector’s evaluation on Monday that left the restaurant with a “C” rating. .. Mefleh was asked if he thought political adversaries were responsible for some of […]

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