Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, With Challenges and Change on the Horizon, Begins His Third Term as Sheriff

This is part two of a two part feature story on Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw as he begins his third term as Sheriff of Oconee County. Part two looks at the third term, with challenges and change ahead on the horizon. Submitted by Master Deputy Jimmy Watt Law enforcement is a fluid profession. Change is a constant in the […]

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DHEC CHILDREN’S FLU CLINIC

DHEC will hold a Flu Clinic for Children on Tuesday, January 19 from 4:00 until 5:00 pm at West-Oak Middle School’s Gym Entrance in Westminster. DHEC said that everyone over six months of age should get a flu vaccine, and that when most people in a school get vaccinated, the flu can’t spread as easily. In addition to the clinic […]

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Absences of Concern Among SDOC @Home Students

Coronavirus has changed virtually every aspect of daily life, and that include the way children receive an education. In Oconee County, there are more than 1,800 students participating in SDOC’s @Home distance learning option, as opposed to in person instruction. Of those, more than 100 students have logged fifteen absences, and some students have twenty or more absences. Public Information […]

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Technical Glitches Hampered DHEC’s First Day of Age 70+ Vaccine Registrations Over Phone

South Carolina residents aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. AnMed Health has begun scheduling appointments for residents over age 70, and Prisma Health officials said this week that they have administered more than 22,000 vaccine doses, including about 50% of team members at Prisma. We have […]

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State of the State Address

State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery Wednesday, January 13, 2021 The State House, Columbia, S.C. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address challenges and opportunities. But first, as in prior years, I’d like to recognize those in uniform whom we lost in the […]

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Fatal Crash Near Salem

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said that a 53 year-old Elgin, SC woman died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision near Salem, at the scene, of blunt forced, traumatic injuries.   This collision was reported shortly before 4 pm; this collision occurred on SC 130 (Whitewater Falls Road).   Master Trooper Brandon Bolt with the South Carolina Highway Patrol […]

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More Today From Senator Graham On Impeachment Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the latest developments in efforts to impeach President Trump. “Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence at a time the President is calling for calm. If there was a time for […]

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