Thirty Knox boxes available in Oconee

Thirty Knox boxes, which serve as a lock box to a home, are now available to Oconee County senior citizens who live alone. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this morning announced the criteria for seniors require they live alone and do not have in-county relatives who can check on their welfare. Sometimes, Crenshaw said, minutes can make the difference between life and death. The Knox boxes were announced at a news conference at the Walhalla Senior Solutions facility. Representing the state were Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Darryl Broome of the Lt. Gov’s. Office on Aging, State Senator Thomas Alexander, and Doug Wright, director of Senior Solutions. The Knox boxes, which operate in a manner similar to real estate lock boxes, can be accessed by keys. Those keys will be held only by deputies and other emergency service responders