A COVID-19 testing deadline late today

Anyone getting tested for COVID-19 at Prisma Health test locations before Thanksgiving gatherings must be tested by the closing times today to ensure they get results before the holiday on Thursday.  If you wait until tomorrow, you may not get your result until after Thanksgiving.  For hospital-based tests — which require pre-authorization through a provider order — people should also […]

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Van-moped wreck on the 123 ByPass

The police believe a setting sun on the western horizon blinded the vision of a moped operator yesterday on the 123 Seneca ByPass and caused him to crash his bike into a stopped Ford transit van.  That van stopped for a red light at Pine Cliff Drive next to Applebee’s.  Novie Michael Phillips lay on the highway next to his […]

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Six new virus cases in the public schools

Six new COVID-19 cases appear today on the virus tracking page of the Oconee School District.  All were recorded on yesterday’s date:  one student at Seneca Middle School; one student at Ravenel Elementary; one student at Walhalla High; one employee at James Brown Elementary; and one employee at Walhalla Elementary and a second employee not on campus during his/her infection […]

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32-pound boxes of free food

Tomorrow is the day that Oconeeans may partake in a free food distribution in Westminster.  From 11 am to 3 pm the mayor and police officers will be among the volunteers handing out Farmers to Families food boxes.  It’s a drive-thru event in the parking lot of the community depot, and due to the pandemic everyone is asked to remain […]

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MLB prospect to make cross-country move

A prospect for major league baseball, who has ties to Seneca, is staking his chances with another club.  Tis the season of free agents, and Michael Gettys has left the San Diego Padres’ organization for the Boston Red Sox.  He’s an outfield prospect with power capability, having clubbed 31 home runs in the minor leagues’ last season, 2019.  Gettys’ grandparents […]

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Drive-thru flu shots by the end of the month

Prisma Health encourages everyone to take advantage of its drive-thru flu vaccine shots before the end of the month.  Those influenza vaccinations will transition to other Prisma outlets, such as doctors’ offices.  Health officials warn that contracting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time is possible and could likely lead to more complications than if the flu were the […]

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