Arrest made four months after home burglary

A 40-year old man has been jailed in Oconee on charges from a summer time home burglary near Salem. The crime occurred on Jasmine Tea Lane.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Alvin McWhite was charged with first degree burglary and grand larceny.  White has given authorities two addresses:  Pelzer and Greenville.  Oconee investigators believe McWhite entered the home and […]

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Pickens man draws 28-year prison term

Pickens resident Jose Reyes Reyes has been sent to prison for 28 years after being convicted by a Pickens County jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree.  Reyes is 29 years old.  He must service nearly 24 years of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.  According to an announcement by Walt Wilkins, Greenville-Pickens Solicitor, the […]

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Grants received by community dental clinic

The Mountain Lakes AccessHealth Community Dental Clinic recently received two grants to help offset Oconee’s only free dental clinic.  The Patterson Foundation awarded a $9 thousand grant and the Allstate Foundation awarded a $1 thousand grant.  The part time clinic is located inside the GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital and is the only dental clinic of its type to be housed […]

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Fire ban rescinded

The fire ban has been rescinded at the three Sumter National Forest districts, which include Andrew Pickens.  The lack of rainfall prompted the Forest Service to implement fire restrictions in mid-November as a precautionary measure.  That limited campfires to developed recreation areas in two districts and restricted all fires on a third.  Campfires are now permitted outside dev eloped recreation […]

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Marketplace insurance options available today in Easley

A statewide group is offering help to South Carolinians trying to make sense out of options for marketplace health insurance, as national insurance law deadline looms tomorrow. One of the locations that the Palmetto Project’s signupSC network will have enrollment assisters available this afternoon from 12 to 3 is the Pickens County Library at Easley.  Free appointments may be made […]

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