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OMC busy!

January 2, 2013

On this second day of a new year, Oconee Medical Center is busy. Many of the beds are being taken up by flu and pneumonia patients, but OMC spokeswoman Heather Goss says others are occupied for reasons other than respiratory illness.

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Poster contest announced

January 2, 2013

Director Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services announces details today of the annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee school. There will be winners and runners-up at each grade level and a grand prize winner. Winners will be chosen from each grade…

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First newborn

January 2, 2013

Oconee Medical Center has recorded its first birth of 2013. The baby was born this morning. And the hospital is gathering details about the birth for an announcement.

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Accident on 123 By-Pass

January 2, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS has reports of an accident on Seneca’s By-Pass near the traffic lights at Seneca Drive and Mountain View Drive. At least one person reported injured. Apparently two cars involved. Other traffic has been impeded.

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Duncan explains “no” vote to avoid cliff

January 2, 2013
Duncan explains “no” vote to avoid cliff

A bi-partisan vote late last night in the U-S House of Representatives in Washington saves the country from going over the fiscal cliff, but South Carolina’s Third District Congressman cast his lot with the minority. The vote was 257-167. Jeff Duncan, Republican from Laurens, said, “I voted ‘no’ on the Senate ‘compromise’ on the fiscal…

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A New Year’s wish

January 2, 2013

Smack in the middle of the public school year, students are beginning a new calendar year. Oconee Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas is extending best wishes to students for 2013. In his morning blog, Lucas says, “As we begin a new calendar year, let’s not forget that our most important duty is to help our students…

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Sirens to sound

January 2, 2013

Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, January 9 around 11:50 a-m. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The full-cycle test is scheduled once every three months. County officials are responsible for sounding…

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Duncan to reject pay raise

January 2, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan says he will turn down a pay raise. The Third District representative says an executive order by President Obama that results in a pay raise for Congress shows the President is out of touch with reality when it comes to spending. “Congress doesn’t need a pay raise, and if given a raise…

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Eleven charges failed against Seneca woman

December 31, 2012

Eleven criminal charges have been placed against a 47-year old Seneca woman, the result of a police investigation late this year of burglaries, including two incidents at churches. The police in Seneca today identified the woman arrested as Laverne Lawrence of the one thousand block of E. South Sixth Street. The police Sunday say they…

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New Sheriff officially in town

December 31, 2012
New Sheriff officially in town

The ceremony to welcome Oconee County’s new sheriff lasted only a few minutes and proceeded smoothly. Federal Judge and Oconee resident Tim Cain gave the oath to Mike Crenshaw and to all of the deputies and other personnel that Crenshaw will employ. Crenshaw, who is responsible for about 150 workers, plans to put a in…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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