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Fungal Disease Threatens Snake Populations

October 14, 2013

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

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

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

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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Sheriff’s Deptartment Stresses Gun Safety

October 14, 2013

Gun safety has been a topic of discussion around the country over the past several years. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to gun safety not only for the citizens of Oconee County, but among the deputies and personnel who work at the office. Sergeant Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor with the Oconee…

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Spartanburg Based Bank to Open Seneca Branch

October 4, 2013

Seneca is the location for the newest expansion of Carolina Alliance Bank. The Spartanburg Based community bank has received regulatory approval for a branch office located at 135 Eagles News Drive, Suite K in Seneca. The office expected to be opened during the fourth quarter of the year. John Poole, Carolina Alliance President says, “This…

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Good News for Leaf-Lookers

October 4, 2013

The summer’s drenching rains which swelled creeks and rivers across the area will most likely contribute to an extended leaf-looking season in the Southern Appalachians. That’s the prediction of Donald’s Hagan, Clemson University Forest Ecologist. Hagan says the wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more slowly.…

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Upstate Shield 2013

October 4, 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year…

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BREAKING: Fire in Downtown Walhalla-Motorist Should Avoid

September 14, 2013

WGOG’s Dick Mangrum reports the historic Walhalla Presbyterian Church at 600 East Main Street is on fire, and the Walhalla Fire Department asks motorists to avoid main street Walhalla if at all possible.  Flumes of black smoke can be seen from as far away as halfway branch. A ladder truck is on the scene shooting…

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Terry Chappell

September 10, 2013

Terry Carson Chappell, 64, of 118 Santeelah Drive, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 8 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Sandifer Funeral…

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