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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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Fees Increase for Clemson Students

June 30, 2014

Tuition, housing and meal plans at Clemson University are on the increase. Those fees are set to be increased by an average of 3 percent this fall. Officials with the University say the increase will partially offset mandatory payroll and retirement and health insurance cost increases. In-state students will see general tuition increase by about…

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Veterans Monument Dedicated

June 30, 2014

Around 100 people were on hand Saturday for the dedication of the new veterans monument in West Union. The West Union Town Council along with members of the county delegation, county council leaders, and veterans groups participated in the ceremony. The event was held at the MemoryGarden near the West Union Fire department. The Sons…

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Hazardous Waste Collection Day

April 25, 2014

Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Collection day for Oconee County. This event is held by Oconee County and Local Emergency Planning Commission. The collection will take place in the parking lot of Seneca High School from 10 am to 2 PM Saturday. You must be a resident of Oconee County to participate in the Waste…

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Oconee Nuclear Station Prepared

April 25, 2014

Officials with the Oconee Nuclear Station participated in a Forum Thursday night, in which officials discussed plans for flood control upgrades. The Nuclear Regulatory commission asked Oconee Nuclear Officials about plans for flood scenarios. Scott Batson, site vice-president of the Oconee Nuclear station said those scenarios fall in a range of one in half million…

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Seneca Woman Faces Fraud Charges

April 18, 2014

A Seneca woman faces charges of Food Stamp Fraud. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 44 year old Carol I. Rogers of Pressley Place, Seneca, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with four counts of food stamp fraud.  Watt says the sheriff’s department received a call from a complainant who alleged that while she was…

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Unemployment Down in South Carolina-Unchanged in Oconee

April 18, 2014

Unemployment in South Carolina is at its lowest in six years. The South Carolina Department of Employment and workforce says the March unemployment rate in South Carolina was 5.5 percent, down from February’s rate of 5.7 percent. This is the lowest since March 2008. According to the department, the estimated number of employed persons in…

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Predicted Rain Prompts Changes

April 18, 2014

This is Easter weekend, but tomorrow’s expected rain has put a damper on a couple of events. Walhalla’s Citywide Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Pastor Mark Bagwell says due to the expected rain, the event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow’s rain has also prompted…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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