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2013 SAT scores

September 26, 2013

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are out for South Carolina high school graduating seniors. They are slightly higher than before. Oconee School District reports its seniors mirrored that trend. The district improved its statewide ranking, from 19 in 2012 to 14 in 2013. Oconee seniors’ scores in reading and writing improved. Math scores were slightly…

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Learn about the new health exchange

September 26, 2013

South Carolina’s leaders rejected a state-facilitated health insurance exchange for their constituents. But that doesn’t mean that a South Carolinian, without insurance, can’t sign up for a federal subsidy to help pay their premium once Obamacare takes effect. Oconee Medical Center is partnering with other health care providers to promote a pair of meetings for…

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Duncan back in D.C. to combat Obamacare

September 26, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan, having returned to Washington, told reporters he favors continued funding of government programs, so long as that means no Obamacare. Duncan explained that his support of House action reflects feedback he and his office are getting from across the Third District from those who oppose the changes that the Affordable Care Act…

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“Shake and bake” meth lab found at Salem

September 25, 2013

A call by Oconee deputies to a domestic dispute in Salem resulted in drug charges against a man and a woman. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 24-year old Russell Howard Rogers was charged with possession and manufacturing methamphetamines. A second person of the same Russell Drive address, 64-year old Dorothy Louise Moody, was charged with…

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Walhalla to get new city councilman perhaps soon!

September 25, 2013

Walhalla will get a new city councilman, apparently even before the November election. Danny Woodward is the only ballot candidate to fill an unexpired term and, according to an Oconee election worker, faces no declared write-in opposition from anyone who had a two-week period from the closing of filing to emerge. So, it means Woodward’s…

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Tax bills to hit the mail

September 25, 2013

The U-S mail next week can expect to process as many as 74,000 Oconee County tax bills that’ll make their way from Columbia to county property owners. Those bills, printed for Oconee County by Lazer Print Plus in the Capital City, are a reminder of season’s change as much as they are a reminder of…

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Graham wants special exemption ended

September 25, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham wants to eliminate the special Congressional exemption under Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act. A statement from the South Carolina Republican’s office today reads: “America will suffer under Obamacare and Congress should be no different. I support the Vitter Amendment to end the special Obamacare exemption and force Congress to live under this…

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NRC finishes fire inspection report at ONS

September 25, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission completed a fire inspection last month at the Oconee Nuclear Station. This week the government watchdog sent a 42-page report to Scott Batson, Oconee Site Vice President for Duke Energy, documenting what its inspectors found at Units 1, 2, and 3. The cover letter to Batson reads, “Two NRC-identified findings related…

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SHS recognizes National Merit students

September 25, 2013
SHS recognizes National Merit students

 A Seneca High senior, Emily Barber, is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of Emily and 16 thousand other semifinalists. Those academically-talented students have the chance to continue in the competition for 8 thousand scholarships worth about $35 million to be offered next spring.…

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A second year of free credit monitoring

September 25, 2013

South Carolina is turning to a different company to provide free credit protection for state residents whose personal information was potentially compromised by last year’s computer breech at the State Department of Revenue. According to an announcement by Marcia Adams, Budget and Control Board Director, Texas-based CS Identity Corporation has been awarded a contract to…

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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