On Monday, local officials said they weren’t surprised South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster had issued a “home or work” order.
With the South Carolina General Assembly scheduled to return to session for one day Wednesday, some local legislators said they will be there with masks and other precautions in place while paying attention to social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approximately $10 million in state unemployment benefits were doled out from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce last week.
From the SC Commerce Dept. website: https://sccommerce.com/covid-19-non-essential-business-guidelines “The SC Emergency Management Division and the SC Department of Commerce have developed a list of industries deemed “non-essential” that will be closed temporarily effective at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020. “Non-essential” businesses, venues, facilities, services and activities will be closed to non-employees and will not […]
Oconee and Pickens counties received more than 8,000 pieces of personal protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile last Friday.
More than 2,600 unemployment claims were filed in Oconee and Pickens counties last week as claims doubled across the state.
By Caitlin Herrington The Journal SENECA — Watching the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina — and potentially Oconee County — increase daily might cause worry for some, but the state health department has some good news — it doesn’t mean much for “what measures should be taken.” The total number of […]
By Norm Cannada The Journal SENECA — As a teenager, Hosea Cleveland remembers meeting then-U.S. Congressman Butler Derrick when he was campaigning for office in the 1970s and made a stop at his grandmother’s house. Cleveland now wants to become the first Democrat since Derrick left office more than 25 years ago to represent the […]