Duke Energy Foundation Awards Anderson County a $50,000 Nature Grant

Anderson County received a Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant Program, which awards South Carolina organizations funding for environmental projects, wildlife conservation efforts, and environmental educational programs. Anderson County is one of 11 awardees (and the only county or municipal entity) to receive the 2020 Duke Nature Grant program. Anderson County was awarded a $50,000 grant that will support the installation […]

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Joy Moore Big Books Collection Encourages Reading at OCPL’s Westminster Branch

The Westminster Branch of the Oconee County Public Library has added a new collection of children’s over-sized books, thanks to a donation by family and friends of Joy Moore, a Westminster resident who enjoyed reading and visiting the library. The Joy Moore Big Books collection contains the same stories as in regular-sized children’s books, but depict the stories with big […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 527 new confirmed cases and 37 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 143,495, probable cases to 4,139, confirmed deaths to 3,173, and 186 probable deaths. Pickens County saw 14 […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announcing Upcoming Faith and Blue Weekend in Oconee County

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office along with other national law enforcement groups, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and MovementForward, Inc.’s One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative are jointly organizing the most consolidated police-community engagement project in recent history – National Faith and Blue Weekend (NFBW) with FirstNet, Built with AT&T as its […]

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DHEC/SDOC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 542 new confirmed cases and 12 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 10 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 142,449, probable cases to 4,006, confirmed deaths to 3,154, and 183 probable deaths. 7 cases were confirmed […]

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Witness Signature Not Required on Absentee Ballots

The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling from the South Carolina Election Commission that would have required a witness signature on absentee ballots. In effect, the most recent ruling reinstates the United States District Court’s September 19 order suspending the witness requirement. The court case is ongoing and is subject to change. South Carolina is seeking quick […]

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