Mountain Lakes Access Health Gets Grant

Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center will be the location for a special event hosted by The Blue-Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation to honor and present a Grant to Mountain Lakes Access Health. During the 11:45 event this morning, Mountain Lakes Access Health will be presented with a $158,000 grant. The presentation will include remarks by officials from the Blue […]

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New Clemson Facility to Advance Nanotechnology

Clemson University has completed the construction of a new world-class nanomaterials facility, which will support research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Department of Energy. The Clemson Nanomaterials Center or CNC, will allow scientists and engineers to conduct research in the development of technologies such as high-energy storage and generation, superconducting […]

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Fungal Disease Threatens Snake Populations

The South Carolina department of Natural Resources has verified the first case of Snake Fungal Disease in South Carolina. A copperhead found in Spartanburg County has tested postitive for the diseases. Herpetologist Will Dillman with the S.C. Department of Natural resources says the fungal disease is a great concern because wild populations may not be able to deal with a […]

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“Pill Mills” Targeted by State Health & Law Enforcement

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control is teaming up with the State Law Enforcement Division to combat “pill mills” in South Carolina. In a collaborative effort,  DHEC will proactively assist law enforcement efforts by providing lists of individuals as well as assign a drug officer to help SLED and the county sheriff’s offices statewide to make cases. In […]

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Flu Shots for the Insured

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control say flu vaccines are on the way for those South Carolinians with medical insurance. Last month, the agency received its shipment of flu vaccinations for adults who are uninsured. Director Catherine Templeton says as soon as the department receives its shipment for adults with insurance, they will begin offering […]

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Pickens Man Dead, Two Injured

A Pickens county man is dead following a two car accident Saturday morning in Liberty.  The SC Highway Patrol reports 45 year old Preston Calvin Batson, Jr died Saturday morning when his car entered into the oncoming lane on Highway 93 and collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelly. […]

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Sheriff’s Deptartment Stresses Gun Safety

Gun safety has been a topic of discussion around the country over the past several years. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to gun safety not only for the citizens of Oconee County, but among the deputies and personnel who work at the office. Sergeant Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, recommends gun […]

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Spartanburg Based Bank to Open Seneca Branch

Seneca is the location for the newest expansion of Carolina Alliance Bank. The Spartanburg Based community bank has received regulatory approval for a branch office located at 135 Eagles News Drive, Suite K in Seneca. The office expected to be opened during the fourth quarter of the year. John Poole, Carolina Alliance President says, “This is a tremendous community and […]

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Good News for Leaf-Lookers

The summer’s drenching rains which swelled creeks and rivers across the area will most likely contribute to an extended leaf-looking season in the Southern Appalachians. That’s the prediction of Donald’s Hagan, Clemson University Forest Ecologist. Hagan says the wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more slowly. Hagan says leaf-lookers should observe […]

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Upstate Shield 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year that S.W.A.T. teams from various […]

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