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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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Freezing temps statewide

January 28, 2014

The state Emergency Management Division requests South Carolinians to prepare themselves and their homes for dangerous developing winter weather. Residents should prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk to burst. And, in those parts of the state where snow is forecast, dangerous driving conditions.

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Resignation within OC government

January 28, 2014

A resignation in the upper echelons of Oconee government. After two years, Glenn Breed departs as assistant county administrator—the first person to have held that job. Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council, quoted Administrator Scott Moulder as saying on Friday about Breed: “Things just weren’t working out.”  

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Shooting UPDATE

January 27, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this afternoon that the shooting yesterday near Westminster was an accident, and the case has been closed. Crenshaw described the victim as having suffered a wound to the arm—from which he is expected to recover. Investigating officers questioned a second person and received a voluntary statement of what happened at…

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Early night shooting near Westminster

January 27, 2014

A 59-year old man, wounded by gun shot, is reported to have been airlifted for treatment—apparently from the grounds of Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School. An Oconee Sheriff’s Office report indicates the shooting occurred last evening nearby at the victim’s home on N. Jenkins Bridge Road. According to the incident report, one person questioned in…

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Shoplifters run risk in judge’s court

January 27, 2014

A proceeding held during the Christmas shopping season to spotlight the problem of shoplifting in Oconee County was not just for show, according to the jurist who presided. Magistrate Blake Norton admits that the problem of shoplifting worsens at Christmas time, but it’s a continual problem that frustrates law enforcement officers and makes store owners…

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Calendar

  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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