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3rd potential foe to a Graham re-election

July 11, 2014

At State Election headquarters in Columbia, they are bracing for what may be thousands of signatures by petitions. A spokesman this afternoon said, though nothing is confirmed, the election office expects Monday will be the day that former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel will offer signed petitions to qualify him for a place on the November…

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New report highlights the problem

July 11, 2014

Wherever South Carolina drivers sit and talk these days you often hear of their frustration about the worsening condition of the state’s highways. Such was the case at an oil change business this morning where one customer complained specifically about buckling asphalt on highway 11 through out Oconee County. And there is a new report…

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Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

July 11, 2014

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses…

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Resolution of support for Israel

July 11, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham and three other senators are behind a resolution to support Israel as it defends itself against attacks by the terror organization Hamas. The resolution calls the rocket fire at Israel unprovoked and seeks the Palestinian Authority to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas.

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Accident on I-85

July 11, 2014

Fair Play Fire Department and other responders to I-85 in Oconee County this morning found a car in the median. No injuries reported in the accident which state troopers logged at 5:45 this morning in the northbound section at Exit 2—highway 59.

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Preliminary hearing day

July 11, 2014

Twenty-two criminal court defendants face preliminary hearings today at the Oconee County Courthouse, in front of Magistrate Will Derrick. The defendants and their attorneys get the chance to hear and see some of the evidence available to the prosecution. A one-week term of General Sessions Court is planned July 21-25.

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Emergency response team needs volunteers

July 11, 2014

An Oconee County emergency response team needs volunteers. It’s Oconee’s “CERT” program that focuses on neighbors helping neighbors during disasters. Its mission is to create awareness, to educate, and to equip residents what to do before, during and after a disaster. “CERT” looks to pick up momentum by recruiting more volunteers. A training course takes…

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Final forum for candidates

July 11, 2014

Three finalists for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost return to Clemson University next week for the last of three campus forums. The university community gets the chance to meet the finalists from 9 to 10:15 Tuesday morning in the Lee Hall auditorium. The finalists are Gregory Crawford, dean of the College…

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Broadcaster regales Rotarians with career tales

July 10, 2014

Seneca Rotarians this afternoon heard a rich and powerful voice that belongs to a veteran of the broadcast industry. From radio-television fame, Jim Bohannon spoke of a career primarily in radio news and talk shows—a career that started in his hometown of Lebanon, Missouri. It’s a career that allows Bohannon to interview many of the…

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Riordan to be here adress hospital merger

July 10, 2014

The president/CEO of Greenville Health System, Michael Riordan, has accepted an invitation to come to Oconee County to speak to a meeting of the Oconee Economic Alliance. And Glenn Buddin, alliance chairman, says he expects Riordan will talk about the large health care provider and its imminent take over of the Oconee Medical Center. The…

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