Masks on in Clemson or Face a Fine

As of Thursday, June 25th, a temporary emergency ordinance is in place in the City of Clemson to require the wearing of face coverings in public places to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. City Council voted to enact the ordinance after elevated levels of the virus were detected in samplings from the city waste water treatment […]

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Two Hurt in Late Night Crash

A portion of SC Hwy 11 between Seneca and Westminster was closed for about six hours last night, until almost 4:00 am early this morning, after a two vehicle accident with entrapment near Parkway Campers. Two people in two separate medical helicopters were taken to Greenville for treatment of what were described as non-life threatening injuries. Lance Corporal Joel Hovis […]

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Suspect Identified After Thursday Morning Pursuit Leaves Deputy Hospitalized

Update: The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against a subject who was involved in a pursuit with a Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday morning. 25 year old Brandon (aka Bradon) Lee Ashley Potter, who has an address listed as Garret Avenue in Charleston, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center and charged with one count each of Driving […]

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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 1,106 new confirmed cases and 3 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 8 additional confirmed deaths and 2 probable deaths. There are currently 881 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number of people confirmed cases to 28,962, probable cases to […]

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Elderly Man Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A 32 year-old Westminster man died Thursday afternoon at Oconee Memorial Hospital. William Andrew Cheek, 32, was pronounced dead at 2:13 pm. He died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision which occurred on Tokeena Road (SC 59) near Seneca.  This incident was reported at approximately 1 pm.    Mr. Cheek was the operator of a 2000 […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Involved in Accident Responding to Thursday Morning Pursuit

An Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a pursuit this morning was involved in a motor vehicle accident.   Earlier this morning, a deputy from the P.A.C.E. (Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement) team observed a blue in color hatchback style vehicle without a rear bumper disregard a stop sign at excessive speed at the intersection of Highway 24 at Bethel Church Road […]

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Three Accidents Today in Oconee County

There were at least three serious traffic accidents today in the area that are under investigation by authorities. This morning on Deer Knoll Road just off Hwy 59 in southern Oconee County a deputy’s SUV hit a tree, apparently after pursuing a suspect, who is now in custody. The deputy was taken by Prisma Health EMS to Oconee Memorial for […]

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