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OC students at the fair

October 12, 2012

About 750 Oconee students, along with a fifth grade group from Clemson Elementary, took part last week in Ag Days at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. About 30 exhibits, from composting to calf roping, were available for the students to experience. In the barn the students also saw horses, chickens, pigs, and alpacas. Christina Alexander,…

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Morning accidents

October 12, 2012

Two persons were injured this morning in an accident near West Union. Their car went down a 75-foot embankment on the Burns Mill Road. A 96.3/WGOG NEWS source indicates the injuries were minor. In Pickens County this morning, the state patrol reports a traffic collision fatality on Fernwood Drive near Easley. No other details available.

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SC has plenty of water

October 12, 2012

South Carolina has plenty of water.  The challenge, according to lawmakers,  is managing the natural resource. Six state senators and representatives, including Anderson Rep. Don Bowen, discussed  issues such as surface water permits, preserving wetlands, saltwater intrusion and marketplace pricing.  At the state conference, Senator Phil Leventis said water pricing should be revamped.  Instead of…

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House candidates back at Gignilliat

October 12, 2012

Most of Oconee’s political fan base apparently took in this season’s second forum involving the Sheriff candidates last night in Fair Play. Others may have kept home, close to the boob tube for the 9 o’clock debate between the Vice President candidates. At Seneca, the crowd was small for the League of Women Voters forum…

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Kellogg’s recalls popular cereal

October 11, 2012
Kellogg’s recalls popular cereal

A bit of a tough year for recalls of products favored by kids. Recently it was peanut butter, now it’s some breakfast cereals. Kellogg’s has recalled nearly three million packages of Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal, both Frosted and un-frosted, due to possible metal contamination from a faulty manufacturing part. Kellogg says the recall was ordered…

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Straw poll winners

October 11, 2012

Results are in on a straw vote taken Tuesday night by the audience at the candidate forum and debate held in Seneca. As announced by Polly Nicolai of the group Conservatives Taking Back America, the winners in the three races represented were Bill Whitmire, for House District One; Bill Sandifer, for House District Two; and…

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Medical clinic offers free flu shots

October 11, 2012
Medical clinic offers free flu shots

All Rosa Clark Medical Clinic patients are invited to take advantage next week of shots for the influenza, at no charge. The shots are to be administered at Rosa Clark in Seneca, Oconee’s only free clinic, beginning 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, October 16. They are made possible by a partnership between Rosa Clark and the…

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CU student recognized by engineers

October 11, 2012

Clemson graduate student Daniel Lind has received a STAR award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The awards recognize key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering. Miami native Lind studied at Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research. In August, he received a master’s degree in automotive…

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From outer space to I-85

October 11, 2012
From outer space to I-85

A man who sees the world differently from most of us spoke to a meeting this morning near Seneca. Astronaut Patrick Forrester now works to spread the word about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students in Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties. Forrester’s purpose in speaking to the Oconee Alliance was not just what it’s…

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Water ‘peace’ talks possible

October 11, 2012
Water ‘peace’ talks possible

Water plays a vital role in economic development and the stakes are high when it comes to who sets the rules regarding quantity and quality.  State officials with sizable roles spoke yesterday at the Water Resources Conference in Columbia.  Bobby Hitt, state commerce secretary, said 37 of the 46 counties have inadequate water and sewer…

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