Local legislators planning to wear masks to Columbia

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.

UPDATED April 4 – Non-essential businesses directed to close.

April 4, 2020

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 […]

DHEC: Virus data ‘can be harmful’

April 2, 2020

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 […]

Seneca businessman seeks Duncan’s seat

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 […]