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Willkommen! The 34th Oktoberfest Under Way

October 20, 2012
Willkommen!  The 34th Oktoberfest Under Way

The 34th Annual Oktoberfest is in full swing this weekend!  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 10, and children under 3 are admitted for free.  Saturday’s events include crafts and food booths from 9 am to Midnight.  Carnival rides begin at 10 am.  The Oktoberfest Dancers will put on a show…

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Military Appreciation Day at Clemson

October 20, 2012

Saturday is Military Appreciation day atClemsonUniversity.  During Saturday’s Clemson-Virginia Tech football game, the college’s Athletic Department will pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers and those now serving in the armed forces.  A special tribute will be made to Major Rudolf Anderson, who was the only victim of enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Major…

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Public Workshops focus on Water Management

October 20, 2012

The US Army Corps of engineers is planning two public workshops focusing on water management and the current drought.  The first meetings will be Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25 from 4:30 to 8 at Westside High School in Anderson.  The workshops will include discussions on lake level predictions, water conservation management, hydropower production…

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Cause of Death Determined in House Fire

October 19, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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