DHEC Praises South Carolina’s Hospitals and Healthcare Workers During National Hospital Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As National Hospital Week (May 12-18) is recognized across the country, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) praises South Carolina’s hospitals and healthcare workers for their courageous and caring roles in protecting people’s health. Healthcare workers are a fundamental part of DHEC’s vision to support healthy people living in healthy communities. South Carolina currently has 108 […]

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Two Women Arrested on Serious Charges

Makenna Leeanna Ryan, a 23-year-old woman from Tiger, GA, is currently detained on a $225,000 surety bond following her arrest over the weekend for charges related to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Trafficking in Fentanyl, along with one count of Accessory after the Fact of a Felony. Ryan was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on Saturday night after law […]

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Seneca Man Jailed on Attempted Murder Charge

Alteno Jeroid Oglesby, a 35-year-old man from Seneca, remains incarcerated without bond following his arrest Sunday on multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, and Unlawfully Placing a Child at Risk stemming from an incident at his White Oak Hill Drive residence. Oglesby was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on […]

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Company Establishing Operations in Anderson

Southern Wall Products, Inc. has announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operation in Anderson County, generating approximately 28 new jobs in the area. Described as a manufacturer of drywall finishing products, Southern Wall Products was founded in 1981 and currently operates out of a facility in Tucker, Georgia, where they produce finishing solutions under the Ruco brand. The […]

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Governor McMaster Commends Legislative Achievements, Urges Further Reforms for Session’s Conclusion

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster expressed satisfaction with the recent legislative session that concluded last week, highlighting the General Assembly’s actions to raise teacher salaries and implement tax cuts… However, McMaster emphasized that more work remains to be done before the session concludes permanently. He specifically urged lawmakers to reform the commission responsible for assessing judicial candidates’ qualifications and advocated […]

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Westminster City Councl Meeting Tonight

Tonight, Westminster City Council will conduct a public hearing for its fiscal year 2024-25 budget prior to a first reading vote. The proposed budget delineates allocations across various funds: General ($2,699,287), Utility ($8,727,420), Solid Waste ($588,791), Accommodations Tax (ATAX, $12,500), Hospitality Tax (HTAX, $202,000), Fire Department 1 percent ($86,150), Local Development Corp. ($53,780), Youth Recreation ($554,900), and Capital Projects ($28,453,480), […]

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Deadly Crash Near Easley Under Investigation

On Saturday afternoon at 12:20 PM, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley, SC involving Lemuel Owen Smith, 67, of Easley. Lemuel, the unrestrained driver of one vehicle, was struck by another vehicle while pulling out onto Hwy. 123. He was partially ejected from the vehicle, according to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office, and despite treatment by […]

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