All of Westminster Without Power

Westminster’s entire supply of electricity went down this morning, and reports indicate that it would not be restored until sometime in the afternoon. All of Westminster’s customers are being affected by the outage. Duke Energy, which supplies the reactor with electricity for the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, said that the “issue is with the town’s equipment.” They added that they […]

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Oconee Government Takes Action to Prevent COVID-19’s Spread

In order to continue to provide essential services to our citizens and protect the health and well-being of both citizens and staff, Oconee County will be reducing certain non-essential operations and services, as needed. At this time, the County will continue to remain open, however, changes in operations due to the surrounding circumstances may result in longer wait times due […]

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PRWD Closing For Rest of This Week

Pioneer Rural Water District is closing its offices at Oakway thru Friday, March 20. The emergency number to call is (864)972-3082. Terry Pruitt, general manager, released this statement: “We are suspending disconnections for non-payment effective immediately.  This applies to all residential and business accounts.  We are urging our customers to utilize the online payment options for bill payment and other […]

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Sheriff Mike Crenshaw: “We Have A Plan In Place” At the Oconee Detention Center

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says that just because the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting virtually all aspects of daily life, it’s not a license for criminals to engage in law breaking… The Sheriff went on to say that there is a plan in place if someone who tests positive for the virus gets arrested… Sheriff Crenshaw ended his comments by […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Latest Graduate from South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; Two Certified Deputies Are Sworn In

Chastity James,an Oconee County native and 2010 graduate from West-Oak High School, recently passed and graduated from class 713 at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, and she, along with two certified officers, Deputy Tina Sutherland and Deputy Lucas Watts, have been sworn into service by Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two men are in jail facing drug charges. According to arrest records from Saturday, Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies charged 49 year-old Billy Joe Smith and 48 year-old William Matthew Turner each with Distribution of Meth. Smith also faces multiple traffic related offenses, including reckless driving, as well as an additional possession of schedule I drugs. Both men remain in custody […]

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SDOC Information Update; Anderson County at OPCON2; Area Events Cancelled; Other COVID-19 Closure Updates

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division Operating Condition level has been increased to OPCON 2, an enhanced awareness level, in response to the two patients who have tested positive. OPCON 2 means that a disaster or emergency situation is likely to affect the County. Emergency Operations Plans are implemented and the County’s Emergency Operations Center may be partially activated […]

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