Hospital budget to be voted this morning

Once again the business of the Greenville Health System, parent company of Oconee Memorial, is a $2 billlion dollar-plus budget.  The trustees who set the policy for all hospitals within GHS are meeting this morning to consider a 2016 budget to total $2.2 billion and create an additional 564 jobs.  For a third straight year, the recommendation is to hold […]

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Highway 59 accident injures one

An ambulance transported one person from the scene of an accident this morning on South Carolina 59 about one mile south of 24/the West-Oak Highway.  According to a report from the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, the trouble there began with a disabled tractor-trailer truck.  A car struck a road tractor attempting to assist the large truck and, according to the […]

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Service academy information session

High school students who have interest in attending one of the U-S five service military academies can learn about the application and nomination process during an event from 3 to 4:30 this afternoon at the Anderson County Library at 300 N. McDuffie Street in Anderson.  Senator Tim Scott has directed members of his staff to be present during the 90-minute […]

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Rotarians award Interact Club advisors

Interact Club

The Seneca Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to the advisors for the Seneca High School Interact Club.  Angela Justus and Cynthia Carlisle were recognized for efforts to guide the service club.  Interact is a club for students who have the desire to serve their community and develop qualities of leadership.  In the last year, the Seneca High Interact […]

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Westminster to replace three police cars

A state grant will allow Westminster to replace three police cars.  The Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety awarded nearly $83 thousand dollars, to be supplemented by an $8,200 grant from the city’s budget.  The new cars replace older cars with high mileage, which require more maintenance.  All three cars to […]

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Increasing numbers of students fall below poverty line

A recent network report indicated that, for the first time, the federal government finds that more than one-half of public school students live in poverty.  And Oconee school district officials say their county’s numbers mirror those the federal government has for the rest of the country.  If local district officials are surprised, they aren’t shocked.  “We know that, as the […]

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Be careful at U-S 76 and Thrift’s Ferry Road!

An intersection in far northwest Oconee saw another traffic accident today.  At last word, state troopers had gone to the hospital to check on the status of three injured in today’s accident at U-S 76 and Thrift’s Ferry Road, not far from the river bridge to Georgia.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said today’s accident was the third there […]

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Ocelot kittens born at Greenville Zoo


Two female ocelot kittens were born August 15 at the Greenville Zoo.  They are the first offspring of parents Evita and Oz, who are four years old.   Their birth made the Greenville Zoo one of only two Association of Zoos and Aquarium Insitutions to breed ocelots this year.  Staff hopes to exhibit the kittens in October, but the timing […]

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