New potassium iodide supply available

Besides the potential for a war with North Korea and eyesight damage if you look at the eclipse without the proper eyeware, there’s something else to worry about it–and to take precaution against.  That’s the potential for a nuclear power plant emergency.  South Carolina DHEC has received 1.2 million adult doses of potassium iodide to be distributed within the 10-mile […]

Read more

Don’t drive while wearing solar eclipse glasses!

For traffic safety, South Carolina DOT urges all drivers not to drive while wearing solar eclipse glasses.  Department of Transportation makes the following additional requests to ensure that everyone’s experience on Monday is a safe one:  Don’t stop on the road to view the eclipse; find a safe place to watch it.  And don’t park on highway shoulders.  On Thursday, […]

Read more

Special Westminster meeting

Special meeting of Westminster City Council is planned Monday night at 6 in the Conference Room of City Hall.  According to the agenda, part of the meeting is scheduled for a closed-door session to consider the appointment of a police chief, as well as a threatened claim against city council members, and the position of the agency “in other adversary […]

Read more

Townville man in custody after school bus incident

Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified a 40-year old Townville man–William Jared Richardson of Woolbright Circle, as charged with disturbing school after a bus incident this morning on the Earles Grove Road.  A bus driver hit the brakes when a man approached with intent to board; the driver then drove off, though the man held the mirror near the bus doors.  Bystanders detained the […]

Read more

Westminster rallies to support the Warriors

The feeder city for West-Oak High School showed its support and enthusiasm for the 2017 edition of the Warrior football team.  This year’s Warriorrama or Meet the Warriors rook place in downtown Westminster, and Mayor Brian Ramey called it a big success.  It was a chance, he said, for former Warrior players to attend and show their support for this […]

Read more

PVS Sensors/Nacan LLC a Project “Win” for Oconee

For several weeks, a new construction sign has appeared on SC 28 near the Poplar Spring Road bridge announcing a new manufacturing operation.  Richard Blackwell, economic development recruiter, said at this morning’s board meeting it’s a project by industrialist Peter Leroy for an addition to his Dynamic Fluid operation.  Blackwell said, “It will bring new investment and job creation.  The […]

Read more

“Project Maxwell” could be a BIG ONE

Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, is touting the likelihood that an existing county company is just a couple of months away from announcing an expansion that Blackwell says would be the largest for the county since the then Duke Power announced its nuclear plant project in the 1960s.  But that isn’t all.  Blackwell says a French company has selected Oconee for […]

Read more

School bus incident

One man is reported in the custody of Oconee Sheriff’s Office–the result of an incident involving a Fair-Oak Elementary bus.  The bus was full of students this morning, when according to district administrator Steve Hanvey, a man stopped his vehicle in front of the bus, approached the bus, and claimed someone on board intended to do harm to another.  The […]

Read more

Drug charges placed against car passenger at Seneca

A traffic stop Tuesday night at Seneca on the Wells Highway near Return Church Road resulted in the arrest of a passenger, charged with drug offenses.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Darrell Earl Maxwell Jr. is accused of distributing heroin to an undercover agent August 10 and distributing heroin to an undercover operative four days later.  Narcotics agents believe the heroin carried […]

Read more
1 2 3 1,269