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Seneca senior is arts scholar

May 11, 2015

One of Seneca High’s top students is the recipient of this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts. Bethany Williams receives a scholarship in the amount of $1 thousand a year for the next four years.  Twenty years ago, one year after Brown’s death, while county superintendent, private interests set up the scholarship for…

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Protecting children with asthma

May 11, 2015

At least one of every ten children in the U-S get the chronic illness asthma. Asthma attacks occur when the breathing tubes to the airways get irritated and plug up so it is hard to breathe. South Carolina Asthma Alliance has started a program to protect children. Mike Bowman, pediatric pulmonologist at the Medical University…

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West Union leaders to hear about YoGo Express

May 11, 2015

At their regular meeting tomorrow, West Union leaders will hear about the plans for a new Main Street restaurant.  Scott Shaffer will address the town council during the public session of the meeting that is to start at 6 o’clock at Town Hall.  Shaffer and his wife, Patty, are the new co-owners of the former…

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Second special meeting to take up proposed agreement

May 11, 2015

Oconee County Council members gather in special session tomorrow to consider what the county attorney has to say about a proposal that would end a lawsuit aimed at recovering back taxes allegedly owed by the owners of a plane that was kept at the county airport. County Attorney Tom Martin during last Friday’s special meeting…

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Volvo Cars selected Charleston area for U-S plant

May 11, 2015

Volvo Car Corporation has selected Berkeley County for its first manufacturing plant in the Western hemisphere. An announcement this morning by state officials says, at first, Volvo will aim to produce about 100 thousand cars a year. At a location in northwestern Berkeley County, the plant is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over 10…

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Dentist lawsuit against hospital

May 11, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County dentist against the local hospital and two of its officials. At the heart of the suit is a dental clinic that the hospital created in 2013 to serve indigent patients. The plaintiff dentist, Dr. Robert Strum, served as clinic director until, according to the claim filed…

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Public schools hold open enrollment period

May 11, 2015

Oconee School District has moved this year’s open enrollment deadline until June 1. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, is reminding students and parents that the June 1 date is fast approaching to apply to attend a school outside a student’s assigned attendance area. Three standards must be met for the district to approve a…

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Tara Williams pursued degree after layoff

May 11, 2015

For a young, single mother, a job layoff two years ago turned out to be the thing to inspire her to further education. Tara Williams graduates Friday with a 4.0 from Tri-County Technical College. Just as important to her, however, are the independence and financial stability that she has also acquired. Williams took advantage of…

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May is ALS Awareness Month in South Carolina

May 11, 2015

All South Carolinians are urged to work together this month to raise awareness of a devastating disease. May is Amyoptrohic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month in the state, and tomorrow Governor Haley will host a reading of a proclamation. ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain…

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Libraries closed today and tomorrow

May 11, 2015

Oconee public libraries are closed today and tomorrow. They are closed today for Confederate Memorial Day—a county and state holiday. The libraries remain closed through tomorrow, a day for staff training. They reopen at regular time Wednesday. As always, the book-drops remain open and you can conduct other library business through the website, www.oconeelibrary.org.

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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