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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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Presbyterians hold “uplifting service”

September 30, 2013

A church member says Walhalla Presbyterians enjoyed an uplifting service—held across town from where a fire this month heavily damaged their long-time Main Street location. The Presbyterians worshipped yesterday in Oconee School District headquarters and, according to church spokesman Thomas Alexander, used part of their worship meeting to bring its members up to date on…

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Body found in lake, autopsy today

September 30, 2013

An autopsy takes place today on the body of a Keowee Key man. And once the autopsy results are available and reported to the man’s family, they will be released to the public, according to the Oconee County coroner. Karl Addis says Robert Bruce Graffis was found Saturday night, in water 10 to 12 feet…

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Straight party-line vote in the Senate

September 27, 2013

The Senate in Washington voted today on straight party line against the House-passed provision that defunds Obamacare. All Senate Republicans, including South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, voted in favor of de-funding. The vote was 45-54. In a statement from Washington, Graham said, “I fought and voted against Obamacare in 2010. Since then, I have tried to…

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New digital messages for responders

September 27, 2013

Information from IPad tablets is being made available to as many as 440 Oconee County responders to help them better respond to emergencies. Charlie King, Oconee County Fire Chief, announces that a digital messaging system, from the company Active911, provides fire fighters riding trucks headed to an emergency scene with information about closest hydrants and…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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