Group Lost on Lake Jocassee

Oconee County Emergency Management said a boat successfully retrieved a group of people along Lake Jocassee who were stuck on the water and could not get back. The group of paddlers got lost Tuesday night at about 7:00 pm, and crews staged along Devils Fork landing to work to find the group before storms caused rougher waters on the lake. […]

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Gas Prices Climbing Slowly

Gas prices in the Carolinas are inching higher as most of the region pushes towards re-opening, causing a growing number of people to hit the road. Gasoline demand is now only 30 percent lower than a year ago and even with prices expected to push more expensive this month, motorists will still see some low Memorial Day gas prices. On […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Releases the May 2020 Scams Update

Submitted By: Master Deputy Jimmy Watt Public Information Officer (Walhalla, SC) — In our continuing efforts to educate and inform our citizens and to prevent them from becoming victims of scams, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is releasing today our May 2020 Scams Update. A citizen notified the Sheriff’s Office of a letter that a county business received. The individual […]

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Palmetto State Closer to Business As Usual

South Carolina is closer to fully reopening its economy today as public pools, gyms, salons, barber shops and other close contact businesses can resume operations. Those have been closed since April 1, and as of today it’s up to business owners to decide if they are ready to reopen or not. Schools will remain closed and other gatherings will still […]

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