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4 a-m UPDATE from SC DOT

January 29, 2014

The storm moved from the upstate and midlands, but will affect the upper coastal plains and the Pee Dee until mid day. Snowfall accumulated 1 to 3 inches and freezing rain fell near the coast. Most roads this morning remain hazardous, and the state recommends no travel unless necessary. Among Oconee accidents reported are Coneross…

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For govt., it’s a shutdown Wednesday!

January 29, 2014

Be careful if you are out there! The first snowfall of the season has led to a spate of closings for today affecting non-essential services of local and area government. Oconee County Dispatch reported a few accidents over night and several vehicles left by the road sides. The primary roads and highways, for the most…

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Lots of questions to be answered, says Hudson

January 28, 2014

A retired Oconee hospital administrator says, considering the climate of health care today, he’s not surprised that his former place of work is interested in banding with an out-of-county organization. But like a lot of things you hear, Ham Hudson says the Devil’s in the details, and there are many questions to be answered before…

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Young girls testify for the prosecution

January 28, 2014

Two girls—8 and 11 years old—testified at the start of an Oconee trial in which a 22-year old man is accused of multiple sex offenses. Testimony in the Jessie Wayne Davis trial opened this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Davis was arrested in January last year. One of the girls clutched a small stuffed animal…

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Schools to dismiss early!

January 28, 2014

In anticipation of the winter weather today, Oconee public schools are dismissing early. A spokeswoman says elementary school dismissal will be at 1 o’clock this afternoon, to be followed by the middle and high schools at 1:15.  Pickens County schools are dismissing at noon.  After-school activities throughout the Pickens School District are cancelled.  Here’s the…

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Screenings to reach younger women

January 28, 2014

New guidelines will allow a partnership to be able to help more under-served women from Oconee and the rest of the Upstate detect breast and cervical cancer. The partnership, between Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center and the Best Chance Network, will offer breast and cervical cancer screenings to un-insured, under-served women 40 to 64.…

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Jobless rates fall again!

January 28, 2014

The unemployment rate for Oconee County in December fell again. And the state closed 2013 with a significant drop in its seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate to 6.6%. And it prompts Cheryl Stanton, director of South Carolina Employment and Workforce, to call today “an exciting and great day because the last time South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell…

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Inevitability: tax season

January 28, 2014

White stuff forecast to hit the ground and nose-diving temperatures can’t deter the unavoidable: the start of a new tax season. And the South Carolina Department of Revenue announces that the 2014 individual income tax filing season opens Friday. And the DOR will begin to accept electronic or paper individual returns. But the state urges…

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Winter storm UPDATE from SCDOT

January 28, 2014

A winter storm predicted to impact South Carolina today has put in motion state DOT forces to pre-treat major routes. The DOT intends, if needed, to move equipment and personnel throughout the state where the need is critical. Crews are to work round the clock on 12 hour rotating shifts. In District Three, which takes…

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A “partnership” may be in the works

January 28, 2014

Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health Systems approved a memorandum of understanding last night that the two organizations will explore ways to work together more closely. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO of Oconee Medical Center, addressing the OMC board of directors called it a potential for partnership. The developments were revealed to Oconee County news media after…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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