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First Responders answer Call for Memorial

July 29, 2014
First Responders answer Call for Memorial

Four of Oconee County’s first responder units have answered the call to build a memorial to honor the fallen first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recently the Salem, Oakway, and Mountain Rest Fire Departments along with Keowee Rescue Squad #22, contributed more than $1,500 for the project. The 9-11 Committee Chairman Brandon Shirley says…

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Plane Wreck Kills One

July 29, 2014

A plane crash in Rabun County Georgia claimed one life. Sky 104’s Charlie Robinson reports he plane wrecked around 9 am Saturday morning in the North Georgia County. Rabun County EMS director Michael Mazarky said the plane was in a heavily wooded area. The FAA and NTSB were called in to investigate. The victim of…

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Oconee Medical Merger Proceeding as Planned

July 29, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer says the plans to merge Oconee Medical Center with the Greenville Health System are proceeding as expected. Jeanne Ward says management teams from both health care systems are meeting regularly. Ward says she sees no obstacles to the October 1 closing date. Under the agreement, OconeeMedicalCenter will become part…

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Furman University Gets National Attention

July 28, 2014

Furman University is featured on a new nationwide list of 100 colleges that do an outstanding job of teaching sustainability and promoting it in their communities. Furman was included in Teaching Sustainability: 100 Colleges Doing “Green” Right, a list compiled by Best College Rankings.org.  Furman was the only South Carolina school to make the list.…

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Rabies Cases in South Carolina

July 28, 2014

Officials with South Carolina department of Health and Environmental control says three people in Kershaw County and six people Greenwood County have been referred to health care providers for preventive treatment after being exposed to rabies. A stray cat in Camden exposed three people during separate incidents on July 21 and July 22 before being…

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Seneca Woman Helps Rebuild Botanical Gardens

July 28, 2014

A Seneca woman is one of the many ClemsonUniversity students who helped rebuild the Botanical Gardens after last year’s flood. Katie Frontek of Seneca was part of the team lead by Professors Daniel Harding and Paul Russell which spent the last nine months rebuilding bridges, trails, and signage. Officials say the Botanical Garden is now fully…

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Seneca Man Faces Marijuana Charges

June 30, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca man on charges of manufacturing marijuana. According to department spokesman Jimmy Watt, 31 year old William Andrew Craig, Jr of Burns Drive, Seneca, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:18 Friday afternoon. Watt says a deputy responded to the Burns Drive location in…

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White-Nose Syndrome Found in Mid-Lands

June 30, 2014

Officials with the SC Department of Natural Resources say the white-nose syndrome which has affected bat populations in the upstate has now moved into the midlands of SC. Recently the disease was discovered in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had beenfound in the mountain…

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Phone Scam Comes to Clemson

June 30, 2014

Clemson police say citizens should be aware of a telephone scam which has been reported. According to a release from the Clemson Police Department, the scammer is calling citizens and identifying himself as Sergeant Stephens Edwards or an officer of the Clemson Police Department. He then informs you that you failed to show up for…

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Weekend Accidents Claim Five in SC

June 30, 2014

The South Carolina department of public safety reports 5 people were killed on South Carolina roadways this past weekend. This includes a 73 year old pedestrian in Laurens. Authorities with the SC Highway Patrol say Edgar Philson died at the scene after he was struck by vehicle. Authorities say an accident in Greenville took the…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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