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Violent Crime Down in SC

April 1, 2013

Violent Crime in South Carolina is on the decrease.  That’s according to a report released today by  the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says the rate of violent crime decreased 2.2 percent in 2011 compared to 2010.  Keel says while the rate has decreased overall, some categories of violent crime have increased.  Murders…

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DOR Steps Up Security

April 1, 2013

As the deadline passes for South Carolinians to enroll in free identity protection, the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s new Chief Information Office and Chief Information Security Officer began their new jobs today.  The Department has not had a permanent employee in either position since last year’s security breach in which 3.8 million taxpayer’s social…

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Zero Tolerance for Litter

April 1, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has announced participation in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign during the month of April. The Sheriff’s department public information office, Jimmy Watt, recently participated in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” information and communication workshop in Columbia.  Watt says the Oconee Sheriff’s office will be part of the campaign’s news…

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Holiday Fatalities

April 1, 2013

Every holiday weekend sees a number of traffic fatalities and the Easter Holiday is no exception.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports 5 people died on South Carolina roadways between Friday and Sunday night.  Abbeville County was the sight of 2 of the weekend fatalities. A 17 year old Donald’s teen died in a early…

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Oconee Medical Center Info System Upgrade

April 1, 2013

As the month of April begins,OconeeMedicalCenteris unveiling a new state of the art hospital information system.  The new Paragon system is expected to enhance quality, safety and efficiency through the seamless sharing of information.  The system went live at 7 am this morning.  Jeanne Ward, President and CEO of Oconee Medical center says the new…

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Blue Ridge Bank Announces Promotions

April 1, 2013

The Blue Ridge Bank directors announce the promotion of four employees.  At their annual meeting, the directors made the following promotions:  Cherry Nicholson to Main Office Manager; Carri Casali to Vice President; Jennifer Wilson to Loan Officer; and William C. Ellenburg to vice president.

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Autopsy Results Announced

March 29, 2013

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has announced the results of the autopsy conducted on a man found dead Thursday in the Friendship community of Seneca.  Coroner Addis says the results of the autopsy show 40 year old Douglas Chapman died as a result of hypothermia due to inappropriate dress for the climate. Chapman had no…

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LORRAINE CARPENTER

March 8, 2013

Lorraine O. Easton Carpenter, 97, passed away Thursday, March 07, 2013 in Columbia, SC. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 PM at Mountain View Cemetery, Seneca, SC. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Earl Samuel Nicholson

March 1, 2013

Earl Samuel Nicholson, 73, of 233 Friendly Drive, Salem, SC, husband of the late Phyllis Lusk Nicholson, died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2013 at Heritage Memorial Gardens in Westminster, SC. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to…

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Arrest Made in Connection with Bomb Threats

February 15, 2013
Arrest Made in Connection with Bomb Threats

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca woman in connection with a recent series of bomb threats in Oconee County.  Melissa Ann Griggs, 38 of 300 Carter Street Seneca was arrested Thursday on charges of trespassing at Wal-Mart.  According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Griggs was established as a viable suspect earlier in the…

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