Six OC teachers picked for science institute

The Roper Mountain Science Center at Greenville has announced the selections of six Oconee teachers to take part in this summer’s Science P.L.U.S Institute. The following public school teachers are enrolled for intensive training in science teaching methods and activities: Laura Land of Northside Elementary, Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle School, Patricia Childress of Tamassee-Salem Middle and High, Sandy Whiteford […]

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Surgical checklist to save lives

A Clemson researcher has been selected to take part in a forum next week to discuss quality improvement programs in U-S hospitals that reduce preventable re-admissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes and cut costs. Ashley Kay Childers, a research assistant professor, is a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety team. She’ll participate Tuesday in […]

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Anticipating Tuesday’s vote results

The first Oconee County Council election of the year will make for highly-anticipated results. Special primary day next week will be Tuesday, April 1. And voting takes place at six precincts covering council district #3. The precincts are Newry, Utica and Seneca 1-4. Joy Brooks, county elections director, says there are a number of ways to find out the results […]

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Non-profits have jobs to offer

Non-profit organizations that serve senior citizens in both Oconee and Anderson counties have jobs to offer. And those jobs will be showcased during an event next week in Anderson. They include drivers, home care aides, adult day care aides, a part-time registered nurse, and meal distribution associates. To apply, show up in person from 9 a-m to noon Wednesday at […]

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Jubilee time soon in Pendleton

Pendleton will help usher in spring with its 37th Spring Jubilee and Jubilee Joy Ride. This year’s dates are Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Centered on the Village Green in the Anderson County town, the Pendleton Jubilee has been named “Best Festival in the State of South Carolina in a Community of less than 5,000.” It attracts thousands […]

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Fire destroys Walhalla home

The cause for a fire that destroyed a home at Walhalla yesterday afternoon is listed this morning “undetermined,” according to the fire department.   The fire burned a small home at 505 Playground Road, at the corner of S. Lovingood Avenue.  Its occupant, Mildred Simmons, spent the night with family members.   She’s also benefiting from assistance from the Oconee […]

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Greenville contractor in line for second OC job

A Greenville contractor and its workers can count on being busy in Oconee County. Last night Seneca City Council approved an $8 million contract for the Harper Corporation to make improvements at the water treatment plant, at the edge of Normandy Shores. Next week the Harper Corporation will be recommended for a $2.3 million infrastructure job at Oconee County’s Golden […]

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Seneca awards wellness contract

After last night’s executive session, Seneca City Council awarded Upstate Medical Associates on the Wells Highway a new contract to administer the wellness plan for city employees. The contract is worth $82,720 dollars. Joel Seavey, Seneca Clerk-Treasurer, says between 50 and 60 city workers take advantage of the wellness program. And of that number, 40 of the employees are frequent […]

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Recognizing “E” for his service

A former Seneca councilman will be recognized during a meeting at Greenville Friday for his years of service as a member of the policy board of a regional government service. Ernest Riley is to be recognized by Jane Hall, board chairwoman, during a meeting of the board of directors of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. For the last […]

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Incident this morning at Mountain Rest

One person is reported to have been cut and stabbed in an incident this morning at Mountain Rest, at an address on the Verner Mill Road. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, said the injured person is being sent to the Greenville Memorial Hospital and a second person was placed in investigative detention.  

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