Teen killed in early morning crash

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said that a 19 year-old Westminster man died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision near Westminster at 2:27 am; this collision occurred on SC 24 (West Oak Highway) directly in front of Pioneer Water.   The deceased died at 3:10 am while in the care of EMS and has been identified as Tanner […]

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AWARDS PRESENTED FOR 36th ANNUAL TORNADO SAFETY POSTER CONTEST

Bailey Moore, Grade 2, Ravenel Elementary School, selected as the Overall Grand Prize winner in the 36th Annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest conducted by Oconee County Emergency Services. The contest is designed for elementary students in grades one through five. The purpose of the contest is to educate children on the dangers of tornadoes and protective actions that should be […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Names South Carolina’s First Chief Resilience Officer

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has named the director of South Carolina’s Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO), Ben Duncan, as South Carolina’s first Chief Resilience Officer. As Chief Resilience Officer, Duncan will lead the S.C. Office of Resilience which was recently created by S.259 in 2020. As director of SCDRO, Duncan oversees grant programs that focus on rebuilding or repairing homes damaged […]

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Prisma Provides Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for SDOC Teachers & Staff

Prisma Health’s Oconee Memorial has allocated more than 1200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the School District of Oconee County’s teachers and staff members, and Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, expressed his gratitude to the county’s vaccine providers for their willingness to help… The School District of Oconee County’s finance officer, Gloria Moore, gave a report to the Board of […]

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