Graham Discusses Telemedicine, Previews Legislation To Expand Broadband To Rural America

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) visited the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Prisma Health on Monday to discuss the future of telemedicine and the urgent need for expanded broadband throughout South Carolina. This week in Washington, Graham will introduce the Governors’ Broadband Development Fund with Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)…

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Fall Sports Decision Anticipated; SDOC Implementing Plan for Students Use of Facilities at School

Will high school football be played this year? As workouts get underway, the questions still looms as to what fall sports will look like in South Carolina. School Districts across the Palmetto State, including Oconee, will defer to the State’s High School League for the decision if sports will be played, but the number of fans in attendance, if any, […]

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Updated report on the levels of COVID-19 found in Clemson’s wastewater

Clemson University’s and the City of Clemson’s wastewater treatment facilities at the University Plant, Clemson Cochran Road and Pendleton Plants have released an updated report on the levels of COVID-19 found in wastewater, and said the latest findings included a drop at the Cochran Road facility to the Level Two range. While that range is till a matter of concern, […]

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Recent Storms Knocked Out Power, Damaged Sewer Lines and Left Some Boaters Stranded

Storms swept through the Upstate over the past few days, and here in Oconee County and Seneca, falling trees damaged power and sewer lines, which left some without electricity and effectively released as much as 50,000 gallons of wastewater into a tributary of Seneca Creek near the Meadowbrook subdivision. Power was restored to the area late Monday, and the damaged […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Update for Monday

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,105 new confirmed cases and 9 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 11 additional confirmed deaths and 7 new probable deaths. The report included nine new Oconee cases, but no deaths. Pickens County had 22 new cases, and Anderson County had 38 new confirmed and one […]

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Five Injured in Head On Collision

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a head on collision that happened Saturday afternoon around 2:30 pm on Highway 123 near Turpin Drive, about midway between Westminster and the state line. Reports stated that five people were hurt in the accident, and one required extrication and a medical helicopter transport to an area hospital. Four of […]

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Come On and Adopt a Cat, Meow!

The Oconee Humane Society’s local animal shelter is filled with cats and kittens all waiting for their forever home, and they are offering special adoption fees of $25, which includes age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, microchip and a free vet visit. Now through Saturday, Oconee residents can get a voucher to spay or neuter their current cat for only $50. Just drive […]

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OCSO Arrests Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle; Another Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

According to jail records, on Sunday the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52 year-old David Larry Adams and charged him with one count each of Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. He remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center with a combined bond amount of more than $24,000. David Larry Adams In […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update for Sunday

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,110 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 27 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 91,257 probable cases to 531, confirmed deaths to 1,709, and 68 probable deaths. On Sunday, there were […]

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Downed Tree Causes Sewage Leak

At approximately 2:10 PM on Saturday, August 1, a large tree fell and severely damaged a sanitary sewer line causing a release in a tributary to Seneca Creek near the Meadowbrook Subdivision in Seneca. Maintenance crews were able to address the issue. Signs have been placed on site and stream testing is being performed. Signage will be removed when stream […]

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