“Masks On” At Seneca Post Office

Visitors to the Seneca Post Office near historic downtown are greeted by a sign on the door requiring patrons to have their masks on in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The small retail section of the post office is only allowing three people inside at a time in order to maintain social distancing. Citizens are reminded […]

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Man Charged With Distribution of Meth, Cocaine

Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 41 year-old Rashad Ali Thompson this past Friday, according to jail records. He is being held on charges of distribution of meth and cocaine, giving false information and a parole violation. Bond was set at $75,500 for the new charges and denied on the parole violation. Thompson remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention […]

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While Restaurant Patrons Are Allowed To Dine In, Many Eateries Delay Offering Sit Down Inside Option

Governor Henry McMaster announced that close contact service providers like barbers and salons, along with fitness centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will be able to open in a limited capacity on Monday, May 18. Restaurants in South Carolina were allowed to restart dine in services yesterday at a limited capacity. While several area restaurants, including some in […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 140 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 15 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,792 and those who have died to 346. Eleven of those deaths occurred in elderly individuals, and four of the deaths occurred […]

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Over 1,800 Contact Tracers Supporting Palmetto State’s Fight Against COVID-19

DHEC announced that it has identified more than 1,800 contact tracers to support the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts. Contact tracing is detective work conducted by public-health workers to determine where and when people might’ve been exposed to a disease. As part of DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, the agency has increased its number of contact tracers from 20 to 400 […]

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SC Attorney General Alan Wilson leads 17-state letter to Congress asking for investigation into China’s role in pandemic

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is leading 17 states in calling on Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Wilson sent a letter Friday to the leadership of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other House […]

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