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Cause of Death Determined in House Fire

October 19, 2012
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Autopsies have been performed on the couple who died in an early morning house fire in Seneca.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says both Edgar Blake Smith and his wife Patsy Hughes Smith died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation.  Both Mr & Mrs Smith were 73.  Emergency units responded to Friday morning 911…

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Radon Awareness

October 19, 2012
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The Surgeon General has proclaimed this week as Federal Radon Action week.  Health agencies throughout the United States are joining forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.  Radon is a naturally occurring invisible odorless radioactive gas.  One in 15 American homes contains a high level of the gas.  A…

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Seneca Fire Claims Couple

October 19, 2012
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Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed two lives in Seneca.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 73 year old Edgar Blake Smith and his wife, 73 year old Patsy Hughes Smith died in an early morning house fire.  The Coroner says a 911 call was received around 2:30 this morning reporting a house fire…

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Unemployment Drops in SC

October 19, 2012
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South Carolina’s unemployment rate is down this month, by ½ point.  Since September, South Carolina’s number of unemployed dropped by more than 10,500.  According to Palmetto Workforce Connections, South Carolina’s current unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Forty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, six states…

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Water Interruption Monday

October 19, 2012
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On Monday, October 22, beginning at 9 am, the city of Westminster will be tying in new water lines in the Clearmont road area.  Water service will be out in the area from Jenkinsville Road to Mountain Road.  The outage is expected to last about 4 hours.

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Help for Seniors during Open Enrollment

October 19, 2012
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Oconee Medical Center is teaming with South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, or AAA,  to assist Medicare beneficiaries with enrolling or renewing their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.  Medicare counselors for the AAA’s Insurance Counseling & Referral for Elders or I-CARE program, will be on site at Oconee Medical Center to offer…

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Mary Belle Stanton Crenshaw Nix

October 19, 2012
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Mary Belle Stanton Crenshaw Nix, 87,  wife of R. Eugene Nix, Presbyterian Community, 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC, formerly of Mountain Rest, SC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Laurens County Healthcare in Clinton, SC. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery, Walhalla, SC. A…

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Jack Verner Pitts

October 19, 2012
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Jack Verner Pitts, 80, husband of Shirley Mae Hatcher Pitts, of 809 Leafy Lane, Seneca, SC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Richard Campbell Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 4:00 Friday, October 19, 2012 at Bountyland Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00,…

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Amy Genesis Stashluk

October 19, 2012
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Amy Genesis Stashluk, infant child of Joseph and Amanda Stashluk passed away Monday, October 15, 2012. A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Amy Stashluk may be made in C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box…

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Sheriff’s Candidate Forum

October 19, 2012
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The three petition candidates for the Oconee Sheriff’s race came together at a forum Thursday night, and they all three agree… Oconee’s biggest problem is drugs. During the forum, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of women voters, each candidate offered his idea of how to address the county’s drug problem. Former Oconee Sheriff’s office…

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