Rabid Skunk Found in Laurens

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a skunk found near Quail Run Road and Deerfield Drive in Laurens, S.C., has tested positive for rabies. No exposures have been reported at this time. The skunk was submitted to DHEC’s laboratory for testing on September 4th and was confirmed to have rabies on September 8th. It is important […]

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County’s Advertising Expenses On Next Meeting’s Agenda

Oconee County Council Chairman Julian Davis has vowed to have an open discussion regarding advertising expenses at the County’s next meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. During a special called meeting this week, the chairman requested his colleagues to give thought and have discussions about how the county should structure it’s advertising contracts. The advertising arrangements, specifically with local newspaper The […]

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DHEC & SDOC COVID-19 Numbers Update

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 250 new confirmed cases and 7 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 29 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 124,097, probable cases to 2,116, confirmed deaths to 2,800, and 142 probable deaths. No new cases were recorded […]

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Nepotism Debate Continues In Westminster

During their meeting last night, the Westminster City Council reversed last month’s decision to change the city’s policy on nepotism by a vote of 4-3. Councilman Brad Chastain requested further discussion of an amendment that could jeopardize the council term of his colleague Reid Adams or the continued employment of Adams’ wife, Jennifer, as city clerk. Mr. Adams, last night, […]

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Area COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state. Currently, there are 242 mobile testing events scheduled through October 17 and there are 233 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. Testing is happening today from 8 am to 8 pm at AFC Urgent Care of Clemson, where […]

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