Hospitals, Nursing & Assisted Living Facilities Restricting Visitor Access

All area hospitals, nursing home and assisted living facilities are implementing restricted access protocols in order to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Starting today, those with a doctor’s order will be able to get a drive thru COVID-19 test at Prisma Health in Greenville. Prisma Health has also announced that Virtual Visits, which launched earlier this month, will […]

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SC Gov. McMaster Closes All Palmetto State Schools, Colleges and Universities

South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster ordered all of the Palmetto State’s schools to close through the end of the month during a press conference held late Sunday afternoon. Gov. McMaster went on to request that all utility services to not disconnect essential services to anyone for the duration of the State of Emergency declared Friday in response to the COVID-19 […]

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SDOC Sets COVID-19 Guidelines for Students & Staff

In a statement issued late Monday afternoon, The School District of Oconee County said that they continue to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The district has taken several steps to help students and staff stay healthy, and they said that they have developed basic guidelines concerning students/staff returning from domestic and international travel, as well as cleaning procedures and suggestions […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Found in Palmetto State: The Latest from DHEC Officials

Two possible cases of COVID-19 are being investigated in South Carolina. At a press conference on Saturday, Gov. Henry McMaster said that while it’s a serious situation, there is no reason for public alarm… Dr. Rick Toomey, director of SC’s Department of Health and Environmental Control echoed the governor by saying that the risk for the public remains low… DHEC’s […]

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SDOC Dismissing Early Due To Inclement Weather

A winter weather advisory has been issued for portions of Upstate South Carolina due to possible freezing temperatures, snowfall and widespread black ice. Due to potentially hazardous driving conditions during normal dismissal time, SDOC will dismiss middle and high schools at 1:00pm.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45pm.  In addition, all after school activities including YMCA child care programs, have been cancelled. Stay […]

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Stand-off in Seneca

Seneca Police Chief John Covington reports officers are currently involved in a stand-off situation at Fair Oaks Village Apartments. This stand-off resulted from an early morning incident after officers responded to a reported disturbance and a shot being fired. Chief Covington reports that no one was injured. The scene has been secured and the S.W.A.T. team from S.L.E.D has been […]

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Bobcats to play Football after Thanksgiving

A dominate performance by the Bobcats Friday night means varsity football continues in Seneca after Thanksgiving. In the second round of the Class AAA State Playoffs, Seneca beat the Chapman Panthers 55-14. The Bobcats were lead by senior running back Braxton Gambrell, who rushed for three touchdowns; 21, 9 and 10-yards respectively. Junior running back Jacory Benson added two scores […]

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