Walhalla Moving Toward Curfew Ordinance, Should Conditions Warrant

The City of Walhalla is moving toward a set of conditions to justify curfews if gatherings might lead to threats to destroy property or endanger public safety. At their meeting this week, City Council Member Danny Woodward introduced a new city ordinance that passed after first reading with one amendment. Other changes are possible before the measure becomes final. Walhalla […]

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All SDOC Students to Receive Free Meals

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the governing body that oversees school meals. USDA has extended a waiver to allow all students, regardless of income level, to receive free breakfast and lunch during school.  This waiver is valid through December 31, 2020, or until congressional appropriated funding runs out.  Free meals for all face-to-face students will begin Wednesday, […]

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No Mask? No Problem In Walhalla

The City of Walhalla voted last night 5 to 2 in favor of rescinding the controversial mask ordinance that was recently enacted, which means if you are out in Walhalla without a mask you no longer need to worry about a $25 fine. Council members Woodward and Melendez voted against removing the law. Last night, five our of six public […]

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Algae Again of Concern to PRWD

Blue-green algae has again made it’s way into the Pioneer Rural Water District, and the board of directors addressed a customer’s complaint about the quality. In order to avert further intrusion, Pioneer has began to repurchase water from Seneca and is blending that water with it’s own treated water before it’s distributed to customers in Oconee and Anderson County. Pioneer […]

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DHEC/SDOC COVID-19 Numbers Update

Tuesday’s numbers from DHEC show 701 new confirmed cases and 18 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 130,917, probable cases to 2,553, confirmed deaths to 2,943, and 155 probable deaths. Oconee County added nine new cases, Pickens added 20 and […]

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DHEC: Dam and Reservoir Owners, Operators should Begin Lowering Water Levels

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels today and through the next several days in preparation for potential problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC has preformed pre-hurricane season assessments of all dams […]

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Update From Duke Energy Regarding Hurricane Sally

Heavy rain from Hurricane Sally is forecast across the Carolinas this week, which will result in higher lake and river levels across the Nantahala, Catawba, Yadkin and Keowee-Toxaway river basins. To prepare for the storm, Duke Energy is lowering lake levels by aggressively moving water through these river systems. Lake residents should prepare for possible flooding conditions and closely monitor […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest after Discovering Explosive Device Inside of Vehicle

On Monday, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Klayton Marshall Seavey, who has listed addresses in both Easley, SC and in Elmira, MI, after discovering an explosive device inside of a vehicle. Seavey has been charged with one count of a First Offense Violation of the South Carolina Explosives Control Act. At this time, Seavey remains in […]

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