SENECA ANNOUNCES PROCEDURAL CHANGES IN JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

SENECA, SC – Seneca City officials today announced a series of procedural changes in the City’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday at Gignilliat Field in Seneca. The changes come about in response to SC Governor Henry McMaster’s COVID-19 guidelines issued in his press conference of July 1st. The 4th of July holiday historically brings together large gatherings to celebrate […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,741 new confirmed cases and 2 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, as well as 17 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths. There are currently 1,021 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Bridgeport, CT Man on a Financial Identity Fraud Charge

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Bridgeport, CT man yesterday on a charge of Financial Identity Fraud after attempting to purchase a vehicle at an Oconee County auto dealership. 36 year old Bernard Alan Harris of Bishop Avenue was also charged with Giving False Information by the Sheriff’s Office. At this time, Harris remains in custody at the Oconee […]

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DHEC Recommends Residents Stay Safer at Home for Fourth of July as more and more individuals who test positive participated in group gatherings

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recommends residents make safe, responsible plans for celebrating that include precautions for protecting against the spread of COVID-19. More and more of South Carolina’s positive cases are individuals who participated in group gatherings without keeping a safe distance from others or wearing masks. The […]

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Concerns Over COVID-19 Spreading During Local Events Voiced at City Council Meeting

Could local events here in Seneca that tend to draw large crowds, like this weekend’s planned Fourth of July celebration, cause Oconee County to see a spike in COVID-19? That’s the fear of resident Helen Rosemond-Saunders, who said during the public comments session at last night’s meeting, she’s worried about events attracting visitors from places that have been deemed COVID […]

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