GHS initiates Visitor Restrictions due to the Flu

Due to the rapidly spreading flu in the Upstate, visitation to patients at Greenville Health System (GHS) hospitals is restricted for persons under 18 years of age except under special circumstances. Children approved to visit will be asked to wear masks to help prevent transmission of possible respiratory illness. Flu and other contagious respiratory illnesses can unknowingly be transmitted for […]

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Sesquicentennial Update presented to OC Arts and Historical Commission

This year marks Oconee County’s 150th birthday. The county has a number of things planned to mark the Sesquicentennial. An update on those plans was presented to the Oconee County Arts and Historical Commission during their meeting Thursday night at South Cove County Park, explains Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley. “We were able to give a […]

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OC announces Annual Tornado Poster Contest

Oconee County Emergency Services announces their annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students in grades 1 – 5 in any Oconee County school, explains Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Special Operations Scott Krein. “Each year we get this opportunity to see all these posters that these elementary school kids think up. It is […]

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

With frigid temperatures, the Oconee County Humane Society is encouraging residents to bring pets indoors, explains Angel Newman. “It is miserable outside and as soon as you walk out and say it is cold, your pets say the same thing because if you are cold, your pets are cold. It is so important to remember that, people think that because […]

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Food for Fines at the OCPL

Even after the holiday season has passed, there is still a need in our community. Starting Monday, Jan. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 17, the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) will be accepting canned items and non-perishable food items in lieu of certain fines. You may bring in one item per dollar of fines you wish to have waived, up to […]

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Be cautious using Alternative Heat Sources

Dangerously cold temperatures are being blamed for an increase in home fires as more people use alternative heat sources, tells Oconee County Deputy Chief of Fire and Life Safety Shane Gibbs. “Here is the Upstate we have been exp[experiencing some unseasonably cool temperatures compared to past years, but just like any year in the past, we always like to try […]

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OC EMS offering Tips to stay Warm

It’s freezing cold outside, so stay indoors as much as possible, says Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Special Operations Scott Krein. “Well, we have seen a significant decrease in the cold and normal temperatures. We want to make sure that people are paying attention to the elderly, to their neighbors and that kind of thing. If you have […]

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