Another high count of COVID-19 cases

South Carolina today will announce another high 24-hour count of COVID-19 cases.  In an interview being conducted at this hour by JoAnn Johnson of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Linda Bell, the state epidemiologist, said today’s report of new confirmed cases will add 1,497 to the running count.

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Mary Leatha Addis

West Union, SC — Mary Leatha Addis, 86, of 271 Burns Mill Road, West Union, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Foothills Assisted Living.   A native of Oconee County, SC, Mrs. Addis was the daughter of the late William A. and Maggie Cox Oakley. She retired from Oconee Memorial Hospital as a nurse and was a member of […]

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Prisma Health detects disturbing virus swing

The Prisma Health hospitals which include Oconee Memorial are seeing more COVID-19 patients and those patients tend to be younger.  At the start of the world pandemic, the thinking was that those who are young and in good health are the least likely to contract the virus.  That may still well be the case, but a Prisma Health doctor today […]

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Larry Black

\   Seneca- Larry Otis Black 70, of 420 Earls Mill Rd, passed away at his residence.   Born in Oconee, to the late Otis R Black. and Ella Rogers Black Harris. He retired from Flour Daniel as an iron worker.   Larry is survived by his sons; Joshua Black and wife Lisa of Easley, Jeremy Black of Texas and […]

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“South Carolina 7” launches in Oconee County

  “The World is Here” was a phrase used this morning to promote a one-month long outdoor adventure that showcases South Carolina’s top outdoor attractions.  Hikers, climbers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts are engaging in a 30-day “South Carolina 7” expedition from one end of the state to the other.  The number 7 is indicative of the state’s top natural […]

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Double traffic fatality in Anderson County

The highway patrol reports a double-fatality accident in Anderson County.  Lance Corp. Joe Hovis said the accident that occurred on SC 24 near Dobbins Bridge Road around 7 last night took two lives–one, a car driver, and the second, a pedestrian.  According to Hovis, the pedestrian was struck by a 2003 Infinity as the driver of that car was being […]

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A drop in the Oconee jobless rate

The latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce shows Oconee County unemployment stood at 11.3% in the month of May.  That was a slight decrease from April’s 12 %.  At 11.3 in May, the Oconee jobless rate was lower than both the state (12.2%) and the nation’s (13%). In spite of the pandemic, jobs are still […]

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New Englander charged with ID fraud in Oconee

Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of a man charged with financial identity fraud.  It’s a case that the sheriff’s office says involved an attempt to buy a Lake Keowee Dodge Challenger.  The man arrested was identified as Bernard Alan Harris of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Harris was jailed late last night in Walhalla.  A deputy obtained a Louisiana identification for the […]

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1,741 new cases, 17 more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today 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 […]

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