Woman Charged with Escape

Oconee County Deputies arrested 20 year-old Brysan Danyelle Mullinax of West Union on Monday and charged her with attempted escape, resisting arrest and breach of peace. When deputies arrived at the West Main Street residence, the reports states that they could hear from outside a commotion inside the home. The report goes on to allege that Mullinax locked herself in […]

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Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan Passes State Senate, Heads to House

South Carolina State Senator Thomas Alexander has introduced a bill – The Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan. A recurring $3.5 to $4 million annual state expense is outlined in the bill. If approved by both the State House and Senate, the monies would cover premiums for both full time and volunteer fire fighters in South Carolina. Alexander, who represents […]

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All of South Carolina May Vote Absentee

Governor McMaster has signed into law legislation passed Tuesday by the General Assembly that authorizes any registered South Carolina voter to cast an absentee ballot in any election in June of this year. The provision expires on July 1, and does not apply to any elections after that date. That means that nearly 53,000 Oconee County residents are eligible to […]

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Walhalla Fire Wets Down New Engine

Walhalla Fire Department wetted down a new fire engine Wednesday morning. Following a long held tradition of being sprayed into service, the fire engine was pushed into its bay beside other fire vehicles. At a price tag of $384,000, Walhalla’s Fire Chief Brandon Burton said in a quote that the Sumter built engine will be on the front lines responding […]

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Late Night Fire Near Townville

Fair Play Firefighters assisted Anderson County Fire as part of a mutual aid agreement late last night. Reports state that a residential fire close to Townville at Old Dobbins Bridge Road near I-85 happened sometime around midnight. No injuries were associated with the incident, cause of which is under investigation.

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Statement From Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements. Committee Oversight: “The Judiciary Committee will begin holding multiple, in-depth congressional hearings regarding all things related to Crossfire Hurricane starting in early June. “Our first phase will deal with the government’s decision to dismiss the Flynn case as well as an in-depth analysis of the unmasking […]

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South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 133 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 8,030 and those who have died to 362. Five of those deaths occurred in elderly individuals in Clarendon (2), […]

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