Recent Evaluation Revealed “Disturbing and Sad” Information About Past Practices by Oconee County Animal Control

Information from a recently released animal shelter evaluation report is set to appear in the local newspaper this week. The report outlined process and procedure improvements for shelter operations, but also contained disturbing and sad information regarding past practices at Oconee County Animal Control, a division of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Please keep in mind that, while the Oconee […]

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DOR Charged Pickens Employer with Tax Evasion

According to warrants from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, the owner of DME Painting of Easley, 59 year-old Daniel Mark East, has been charged with not making payments to the department of revenue between 2014 and 2018. East is accused of collecting nearly $40,000 in withholdings from employees, but failure to pay the department. If convicted, he faces a […]

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State & Local Government Offices Closed Today

South Carolina closed state government offices today, and local government officers were also closed to mark Confederate Memorial Day, held every year on May 10. State offices in Alabama and Mississippi closed down for their Confederate Memorial Days late last month. South Carolina chose May 10 because it is the day when Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 […]

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Woman Missing From Anderson County

Anderson County deputies need help finding Samantha Lynn Powell. She was last seen leaving TTI on May 8th at 3:00am. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, possibly a gray hat. She drives a 2002 Toyota Tacoma with SC tag NHY646. If you see Samantha Lynn Powell or have information regarding her whereabouts, please call the […]

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Red Flag Fire Danger in the Upstate Today

The National Weather Service said that there is an increased fire danger this afternoon through this evening for our area. Gusty winds and low relative humidity will develop this afternoon. Fuels will dry out quickly, they said, and that will create ripe conditions for an increased risk of wildfires today. You can refer to your local burn permitting authorities as […]

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