SC sets COVID-19 case record, first pediatric death

July 11, 2020

DHEC reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Oconee County Saturday and 35 new cases in Pickens County as South Carolina set a one-day record with 2,239 COVID-19 cases, the highest reported number in a single day by more than 300 cases. With the new local cases, Oconee County now has 428 confirmed cases and Pickens […]

Oconee County sets new one-day COVID-19 case record

July 10, 2020

DHEC reported Friday a single-day record for new COVID-19 cases in Oconee County with 37, breaking the previous daily record of 25 cases on June 26. That brings the total number of cases in Oconee County to 411, with one previously reported death. Pickens County had 42 additional cases Friday and one additional death of […]

Thursday: 14 new COVID-19 cases in Oconee, 30 new Pickens cases

July 9, 2020

DHEC reported an additional 14 COVID-19 cases in Oconee County Thursday and 30 new cases in Pickens County. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Oconee to 373, and 1,069 in Pickens. With South Carolina’s current 89 percent recovery rate, as many as 332 have recovered in Oconee County and 951 have recovered […]

2 rescued following airplane crash

July 8, 2020

A Cessna 172 seaplane crashed while attempting to take off from Lake Jocassee around 1 p.m. today. The FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident. The male and female survivors were rescued by a person operating a pontoon boat, and they were taken to the […]

Pickens County tops 1,000 COVID-19 cases

July 7, 2020

On the day when the total number of new COVID-19 cases in South Carolina dipped below 1,000 for the first time in two weeks, the five new cases reported in Pickens County Tuesday pushed it over a tragic milestone. Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,004 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pickens County, according to […]

New COVID-19 cases slow in Oconee, Pickens

July 6, 2020

Both Oconee and Pickens counties saw fewer new, confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC reported Monday there were four new cases in Oconee County, bringing the total here to 334, while in Pickens County, there were 20 new cases, bringing the total there to 997. […]

Sunday: 12 new cases in Oconee, 36 new cases in Pickens

July 4, 2020

DHEC reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in Oconee County and 36 new cases in Pickens County Sunday. Just yesterday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 13 new cases in Oconee County Saturday and 21 new cases in Pickens County. With the new local cases over the holiday weekend, Oconee County now […]

Walhalla High School earns Green Steps Certified School status

July 3, 2020

File photo Walhalla High School Science teacher Amanda Gladys, right, and student Rebekah Hinson plant a flower as one of the numerous ways the school strives to be more environmentally friendly.   File photo Walhalla High School is located in the migratory path of Monarch butterflies, which are considered large pollinators. Students Issiah Neal and […]