Walhalla’s Confederate Memorial Fenced Off; Multiple Protesters Arrested Monday Night; Curfew Enacted

A twine fence has been placed around the Confederate Memorial in Walhalla along with signage that tells people to stay off the statue for their own safety. We spoke this morning with Police Chief Sean Brinson, who addressed the curfew implemented last night, as well as the multiple arrests that took place. He said his main concern, however, is protecting […]

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Controversial Cartoon Leads County Council to Halt Extra Spending with Local Newspaper

A motion by Oconee County Council member Paul Cain of Seneca was made at last night’s County Budget meeting to defund advertising with The Journal… Walhalla’s council member, Wayne McCall, wanted the county to stop all of the ad business and complained that this year the county has so far paid the paper $113 thousand… McCall accused the paper of […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Creates accelerateSC, a Coordinated Economic Revitalization Plan Governor Also Opens Public Beach Access, Limited Retail Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Recognizing the impact of COVID-19’s impact to South Carolina’s economy, Governor Henry McMaster today announced the creation of accelerateSC, a coordinated economic revitalization plan involving small and large business leaders, healthcare professionals, local government officials, and education professionals. The plan consists of five components of analysis and effort: Response, Protection, Governance, Resources, and Information. James Burns, a partner […]

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Area Churches Encouraged to Worship Online

Oconee County Government along with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is asking area churches to avoid all services that would attract large crowds of worshipers and to opt for online worship services instead during this COVID-19 Pandemic. According to St. Paul’s Catholic Church’s website, per the Bishop of Charleston, effective through April 1st there will be no Sacramental or Liturgical […]

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New Executive Orders Issued Thursday in SC

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Orders Thursday, Directing state agency heads, as well as the leaders of public universities and colleges, to determine which employees should be considered essential, and to allow all non-essential employees work from home. Additionally, the order allows for all students to continue coursework online. The Governor also issued a direct order to local governments regarding […]

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