DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced 1,505 new confirmed cases and no new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 6 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death. There are currently 1,260 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number […]

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Drowning in Pickens County Under Investigation

Pickens County Deputy Coroner Gary Duncan said that a drowning investigation is underway by the South Carolina DNR. The victim was identified as 24 year-old Derrick Andrew Otin, a resident of Nottingham, England and a graduate this year from Xavier University in Cincinnati, who was visiting with friends at the Cliffs Boat Ramp on Lake Keowee this past Friday evening, when […]

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Westminster’s SC Apple Festival Cancelled

There will be no South Carolina Apple Festival this year in Westminster and in the apple-growing areas of rural Oconee due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead of holding the Craft Fair on Main Street this year, the Apple Festival Association will be celebrating South Carolina’s apple growers on social media and are encouraging everyone to visit area orchards to pick […]

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Proposed Traffic & Parking Changes in Walhalla

The City of Walhalla is seeking public comments on proposed traffic and parking changes along S. Catherine Street, between East Main and East South Broad. Currently, there is two-way traffic with southbound parallel parking on S. Catherine. Recent traffic issues have caused the City to question; is there enough space to continue the parallel parking while allowing for adequate turning […]

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Community COVID-19 Testing Event Tuesday in Seneca

In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Prisma Health is holding another Community COVID-19 Testing event tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7 from 8 a.m.–noon at Seneca Middle School, located at 810 W. South Fourth Street. No one needs a doctor’s order. No appointment is needed. Testing will be given for active COVID-19 infections regardless of […]

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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 1,629 new confirmed cases and 3 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 19 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. There are currently 1,125 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 39,587, probable cases […]

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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Offers Safety Tips for the Independence Day Holiday

The United States of America will be celebrating its 244th birthday Saturday, and with that in mind, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering some safety tips to our citizens for this holiday.   “Some of our citizens will be, or have been, taking vacations this week or next out of town,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  “Some of […]

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