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Information Sought in Brutal Beating Death

November 11, 2013
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Oconee County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of what has been called one of the most brutal murder cases in the county.  Sometime between May 11 and May 13 of 2010, 82 year old James “Bunk” Carver was beaten to death inside his home at 755 James Carver Road…

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Mental Illness Training Program for Deputies

November 11, 2013
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Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies, as part of ongoing training, recently completed training on dealing with mental illness.  The “Crisis Intervention Training” program was taught by Fred Riddle, a former law enforcement officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s office. Riddle is a veteran of the Vietnam War. The program, which is required for all certified officers,…

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Two Arrested, One Being Sought

November 1, 2013
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Two men have been arrested and authorities are searching for a woman, in connection with a search warrant executed Wednesday.  Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 39 year old Tony Keith Benson of 812 Shiloh Road in Seneca was arrested and charged with distribution of ice from a drug sale back on September 17th and for…

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Boo On Main Winners

November 1, 2013
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The Winners of Westminster’s “Boo On Main” have been announced. The event was sponsored by Community First Bank.  The first place winner was Kylie Perkins. In second place was Hunter Henderson, and the third place winner was J.T. Bartlett.

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Mountain Lakes Access Health Gets Grant

November 1, 2013
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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…

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New Clemson Facility to Advance Nanotechnology

November 1, 2013
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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…

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Fungal Disease Threatens Snake Populations

October 14, 2013
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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…

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“Pill Mills” Targeted by State Health & Law Enforcement

October 14, 2013
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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…

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Flu Shots for the Insured

October 14, 2013
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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…

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Pickens Man Dead, Two Injured

October 14, 2013
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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…

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