DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 199 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 9 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 9,379 and those who have died to 416. Six of the nine deaths occurred in elderly individuals, while three were middle aged […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Man on Burglary and Larceny Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man Wednerday on multiple charges after responding to an alarm call at an address on South Cove Road. 26 year old Anthony Michael Griffin, who has listed addresses of Gail Court and Burkett Road, has been charged with one count each of First Degree Burglary, Petit Larceny and Possession of Tools Capable […]

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St. John’s Anglican Church burgled and vandalized

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today regarding a report of a burglary and vandalism yesterday at an Oconee County church.  The vandalism was reported to the complainant by a parishioner of the church around 8:30am yesterday.   A deputy responded to St. John’s Anglican Church on River Road near Westminster yesterday morning and began an investigation.  […]

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Hartwell Lake closes Singing Pines boat ramp

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Corps of Engineers officials at Hartwell Lake have closed all access at Singing Pines Recreation Area, including the roadway leading to the boat ramp parking area, in response to repeated trespassing of the adjacent closed day-use area and public safety issues along the park entrance road and the boat ramp parking area. “Closure of the ramp area, immediately […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help Regarding Early Tuesday Morning Convenience Store Burglaries

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today regarding two separate burglaries that occurred at two separate convenience stores in Oconee County early Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking to identify an individual in relation to both burglaries.   Deputies were dispatched to The Lake Shop convenience store on N. Highway 11 near Salem around 12:36am […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Restrictions on Attractions Effective Friday, May 22 Governor Also Lifts Restrictions on Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Effective May 30

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. The governor’s announcement comes after AccelerateSC has been meeting for nearly a month to determine the safest ways to reinvigorate the state’s economy. The “Response” component of AccelerateSC has established exhaustive safety guidelines for businesses that have been allowed to […]

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SCDOT Restricts Interstate Lane Closures to help Holiday Travelers

From South Carolina Dept. Of Transportation To help holiday travelers, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday travel period. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. With continued progress due to […]

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DHEC’s COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 137 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 8 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 9,056 and those who have died to 399. Six of those deaths occurred in elderly individuals, and two of these deaths occurred […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Potential Scam Involving Pharmacy Delivery Service

Submitted By: Master Deputy Jimmy Watt Public Information Officer The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an advisory today regarding a potential scam involving a pharmacy delivery service. Late yesterday afternoon, a deputy spoke with a citizen who said that she received a call on her phone from a woman who claimed to be from a pharmacy delivery company. The […]

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