Oconee Medical Merger Proceeding as Planned

Oconee Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer says the plans to merge Oconee Medical Center with the Greenville Health System are proceeding as expected. Jeanne Ward says management teams from both health care systems are meeting regularly. Ward says she sees no obstacles to the October 1 closing date. Under the agreement, OconeeMedicalCenter will become part of Greenville Health System under […]

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Furman University Gets National Attention

Furman University is featured on a new nationwide list of 100 colleges that do an outstanding job of teaching sustainability and promoting it in their communities. Furman was included in Teaching Sustainability: 100 Colleges Doing “Green” Right, a list compiled by Best College Rankings.org.  Furman was the only South Carolina school to make the list. Furman has a first-of-its kind […]

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Rabies Cases in South Carolina

Officials with South Carolina department of Health and Environmental control says three people in Kershaw County and six people Greenwood County have been referred to health care providers for preventive treatment after being exposed to rabies. A stray cat in Camden exposed three people during separate incidents on July 21 and July 22 before being captured. The cat was confirmed […]

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Seneca Woman Helps Rebuild Botanical Gardens

A Seneca woman is one of the many ClemsonUniversity students who helped rebuild the Botanical Gardens after last year’s flood. Katie Frontek of Seneca was part of the team lead by Professors Daniel Harding and Paul Russell which spent the last nine months rebuilding bridges, trails, and signage. Officials say the Botanical Garden is now fully operational and back to normal. […]

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Seneca Man Faces Marijuana Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca man on charges of manufacturing marijuana. According to department spokesman Jimmy Watt, 31 year old William Andrew Craig, Jr of Burns Drive, Seneca, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:18 Friday afternoon. Watt says a deputy responded to the Burns Drive location in response to a call from […]

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White-Nose Syndrome Found in Mid-Lands

Officials with the SC Department of Natural Resources say the white-nose syndrome which has affected bat populations in the upstate has now moved into the midlands of SC. Recently the disease was discovered in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had beenfound in the mountain counties of Pickens and Oconee. […]

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Phone Scam Comes to Clemson

Clemson police say citizens should be aware of a telephone scam which has been reported. According to a release from the Clemson Police Department, the scammer is calling citizens and identifying himself as Sergeant Stephens Edwards or an officer of the Clemson Police Department. He then informs you that you failed to show up for a grand jury and that […]

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Weekend Accidents Claim Five in SC

The South Carolina department of public safety reports 5 people were killed on South Carolina roadways this past weekend. This includes a 73 year old pedestrian in Laurens. Authorities with the SC Highway Patrol say Edgar Philson died at the scene after he was struck by vehicle. Authorities say an accident in Greenville took the life of an 18 year […]

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Fees Increase for Clemson Students

Tuition, housing and meal plans at Clemson University are on the increase. Those fees are set to be increased by an average of 3 percent this fall. Officials with the University say the increase will partially offset mandatory payroll and retirement and health insurance cost increases. In-state students will see general tuition increase by about $171 per semester and an […]

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Veterans Monument Dedicated

Around 100 people were on hand Saturday for the dedication of the new veterans monument in West Union. The West Union Town Council along with members of the county delegation, county council leaders, and veterans groups participated in the ceremony. The event was held at the MemoryGarden near the West Union Fire department. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron […]

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