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How agriculture ties to senior citizens health

October 1, 2013

A responsibility of the South Carolina lieutenant governor is the health and well being of the state’s oldest citizens. From the lectern during last night’s Third Annual “Steak in Oconee”, Glenn McConnell drew a line that connects agriculture with the lives of senior citizens. “Though eating well is important to all of us no matter…

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U-S agriculture the envy of the world!

October 1, 2013

A speaker during last night’s third annual farm to table dinner said the rest of the world can only sit back and admire the efficiency and the prowess of United States agriculture of which, Tom Dobbins says, South Carolina plays a great part. At times, farming may lack the glamour of other jobs and require…

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Fair officially opens

October 1, 2013
Fair officially opens

At the close of last night’s “Steak in Oconee” dinner to celebrate Oconee agriculture, Stanley Gibson welcomed the crowd to this year’s South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. The old-fashioned fair starts a five-day run on highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster. Gibson, the fair president, says a canned drive and ticket sales tonight are to…

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Head-on I-85 crash narrowly averted

October 1, 2013
Head-on I-85 crash narrowly averted

A noon hour car accident on I-85 in Oconee County barely missed a head-on accident that responders believe would have been a catastrophe. Northbound traffic backed up from the 1.5 mile marker as far as Georgia while a car was removed. That car, headed southbound, ended up in the median after it cleared safety wires…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

October 1, 2013

An autopsy has confirmed suspicions that the death of an elderly Keowee Key man last weekend was drowning. Coroner Karl Addis says the death of Robert Bruce Graffis, 77, is classified an accidental drowning.

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DHEC confirms flu’s arrival in SC

September 30, 2013

Influenza, or “the flu”—call it what you will—has officially arrived in South Carolina! “Our agency’s Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed five cases of flu in the Midlands area of the state,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “This confirmation reinforces the need for vaccination and the good sense steps to prevent the spread of…

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Need a job fast? Try Quick Jobs near Seneca

September 30, 2013

All rooms were occupied this morning inside Tri-County Tech’s Quick Jobs building near Seneca. And the office receptionist was directing visitors to the services they require. It made for an ideal day to demonstrate a new way in which job services are being made available to the locally unemployed. Recent budget cuts and changes at…

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School bus accident

September 30, 2013

School District officials reported no student injuries this morning in an accident south of Seneca. The accident, at 8 o’clock, involved a bus and apparently a car on the West-Oak Highway. Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting Superintendent, said at the time no students were aboard the bus.

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More planning talk tonight in Westminster!

September 30, 2013

Westminster leaders renew their effort tonight to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The 6 o’clock City Planning Commission meeting at the Depot is a follow-up to a meeting two and a half weeks ago when the commissioners met with Chip Bentley, the same South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments staff worker who wrote the city’s…

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On the eve of the fair, an event hails agriculture

September 30, 2013

The annual farm-to-table event to celebrate Oconee County agriculture attracts the state’s lieutenant governor as one of its speakers. Glenn McConnell will be part of the dais this evening at the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair grounds on highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster. The event, featuring locally-grown food, begins at 5:30 and takes place…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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