Free breakfast and lunch for Oconee students

USDA has extended a waiver that permits all Oconee school children, regardless of income, to enjoy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge.  The waiver is valid through December 31 or until congressional approved funding runs out.  It further allows districts to refund the cost of student meals purchased between September 1 and 16.  The waiver also applies to […]

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Both Cater and Duncan will stay on

Westminster will not require a special election this fall to fill two council seats.  Two councilmen who declared their intent to leave after only one year of their terms have both decided they spoke in haste and they intend to remain part of their city’s six-member council.  Danny Duncan this morning said he agrees with Rusty Cater that their intention […]

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Home development doesn’t qualify for new water lines

  Leaky pipes have interrupted water service to a Lake Hartwell subdivision in Anderson County, but the water supplier doesn’t believe the leaks can currently justify new infrastructure.  The request from the Seminole Point subdivision was an item of new business yesterday for the board of directors of the Pioneer Rural Water District at Oakway.  Office records show in recent […]

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Circumstances to establish a Walhalla curfew

After George Floyd’s death, Walhalla saw protesters and counter protesters and, at times, city officials worried things might get out of hand.  Now the city is moving toward a set of conditions to justify curfews if gatherings might lead to threats to destroy property or endanger public safety.  At last night’s meeting, Councilman Danny Woodward introduced an ordinance for the […]

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Get a flu shot, Kome urges

Prisma Health has launched an aggressive systemwide flu-vaccination campaign with reduced-cost flu vaccinations being offered throughout its physician offices, hospitals, mobile clinics, community outreach, business-health sites or additional flu-vaccine events in 11 counties across the Midlands and Upstate. Information on Prisma Health’s flu prevention efforts can be found on a dedicated webpage, PrismaHealth.org/Flu. Prisma Health hopes to vaccinate approximately 200,000 […]

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South Carolina COVID 19 numbers from Tuesday

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control yesterday announced 701 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and  22 additional confirmed deaths.  For a second day in a row, nine cases were added from Oconee County.  This brings the total number of SC confirmed cases to 130,917 and confirmed deaths to 2,943. The total number of individual test results reported […]

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Lowering water levels in advance of Sally

Heavy rain across the Carolinas this week means higher lake and river levels across the Keowee-Toxaway and other basins.  To prepare, Duke Energy is lowering lake levels by aggressively moving water through the river systems.  Lake residents should prepare for possible flooding and closely monitor levels.  Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams and take appropriate steps […]

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Walhalla scraps mandatory mask law

If you are out and about in Walhalla and without face covering, you no longer need worry about a $25 dollar citation.  Walhalla’s leaders last night did away with their controversial mask requirements and, instead substituted, a resolution that encourages everyone to wear a mask as a protection from catching or spreading the virus.  The city council rescinded the mask […]

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