Upstate Region COVID-19 Testing Opportunities, August 21-23

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing weekday morning updates for COVID-19 mobile testing events and permanent testing sites at the regional level. For August 21-23, COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Upstate (Anderson, Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties) include the sites below. The information is subject to change, […]

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Rabid Bat Confirmed in Townville

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found near Smith Point Road and Crick Hill Road in Townville, S.C. has tested positive for rabies. One pet was potentially exposed and will be quarantined as required in the South Carolina Rabies Control Act. The bat was submitted to DHEC’s laboratory for testing on August 17 and […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Issues August 2020 Scams Update

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 August 2020 Scams Update. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office spoke with two complainants regarding remodeling work that was done by a contractor on their respective homes. According to information provided by deputies, […]

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Columbia, SC Man Arrested Locally on Burglary and Weapons Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Columbia, SC man Wednesday in relation to an incident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon. 22 year old Karriem Lushon Agner, Jr. was transferred to Oconee County from the Anderson County Detention Center around 10:00 pm Wednesday night. A victim told a deputy that Agner had came to his Tollkeepers Place residence near Seneca […]

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Stephens County, GA Schools Superintendent In Quarantine

The superintendent of Stephens County, Georgia public schools has entered quarantine for 14 days after exposure to COVID-19. Our sister station in Toccoa, WNEG, reported that Dr. Daniel Oldham made the announcement Thursday morning via email. Oldham explained that one of his family members has tested positive for the virus. As for his decision to go public, Oldham said, “During […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 896 new confirmed cases and 26 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 42 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 108,146, probable cases to 1,174, confirmed deaths to 2,289, and 112 probable deaths. Oconee County reported 12 […]

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Flash Flood Watch Through Saturday Morning

Flash Flood Watch Issued August 21 At 4:01am Edt Until August 22 At 6:00am Edt By Nws Greenville-Spartanburg …Flash Flood Watch In Effect From 600 Am Edt Today Through 600 Am Edt Saturday… .A Highly Moist Airmass Will Persist Across The Western Carolinas And Northeast Georgia Through Tonight. Expect Thunderstorms Producing High Rainfall Rates This Afternoon And Into The Overnight […]

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Fatal Early AM House Fire

An early morning home fire has claimed the life of a Seneca man. Wayne Roger Glenn, 70, died at his home located at 103 Pleasant Drive, Seneca. This fire was reported at approximately 1:40 am. Seneca Fire Captain Casey Bowling has details… A preliminary exam indicates Mr. Glenn died from smoke inhalation. Seneca Police, Oconee County Fire, and a SLED […]

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