How agriculture ties to senior citizens health

October 1, 2013
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A responsibility of the South Carolina lieutenant governor is the health and well being of the state’s oldest citizens. From the lectern during last night’s Third Annual “Steak in Oconee”, Glenn McConnell drew a line that connects agriculture with the lives of senior citizens. “Though eating well is important to all of us no matter…

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U-S agriculture the envy of the world!

October 1, 2013
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A speaker during last night’s third annual farm to table dinner said the rest of the world can only sit back and admire the efficiency and the prowess of United States agriculture of which, Tom Dobbins says, South Carolina plays a great part. At times, farming may lack the glamour of other jobs and require…

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Fair officially opens

October 1, 2013
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Fair officially opens

At the close of last night’s “Steak in Oconee” dinner to celebrate Oconee agriculture, Stanley Gibson welcomed the crowd to this year’s South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. The old-fashioned fair starts a five-day run on highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster. Gibson, the fair president, says a canned drive and ticket sales tonight are to…

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Head-on I-85 crash narrowly averted

October 1, 2013
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Head-on I-85 crash narrowly averted

A noon hour car accident on I-85 in Oconee County barely missed a head-on accident that responders believe would have been a catastrophe. Northbound traffic backed up from the 1.5 mile marker as far as Georgia while a car was removed. That car, headed southbound, ended up in the median after it cleared safety wires…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

October 1, 2013
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An autopsy has confirmed suspicions that the death of an elderly Keowee Key man last weekend was drowning. Coroner Karl Addis says the death of Robert Bruce Graffis, 77, is classified an accidental drowning.

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DHEC confirms flu’s arrival in SC

September 30, 2013
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Influenza, or “the flu”—call it what you will—has officially arrived in South Carolina! “Our agency’s Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed five cases of flu in the Midlands area of the state,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “This confirmation reinforces the need for vaccination and the good sense steps to prevent the spread of…

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