Greenville Zoo mourns the loss of Ladybird

March 4, 2014
Greenville Zoo mourns the loss of Ladybird

  Ladybird, one of the Greenville Zoo’s beloved African elephants, has died. She was monitored closely over the last month after an episode of colic or abdominal pain—the result of the change in weather. Ladybird received oral fluids and high fiber foods and had showed some signs of improvement. Ladybird came to the Greenville Zoo…

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Officers undergo “de-contamination”

March 4, 2014

Two Oconee sheriff’s officers are undergoing a de-contamination process today after reporting headaches and burning of the skin, as they attempted to carry out an eviction today in the Fair Play community. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the officers were being given showers at the community’s volunteer fire station. No one was home at the Fair…

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Clemson to host Miami

March 4, 2014

The Clemson men’s basketball team will host Miami Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 8 PM. Clemson is coming off a double overtime win over Maryland, its first over the Terrapins since the 2009-10 season. _________________________________________________________________________________________ South Carolina hosts No. 1 Florida for the second matchup between the two teams this season.…

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OC to welcome national figure

March 4, 2014

The president of the national Purple Heart Homes will be welcomed during an event tomorrow at the Duke World of Energy. John Gallina will get to meet the members of the local chapter, as well as talk to individuals considering volunteering for projects that offer personalized solutions to disabled veterans and their families. Keowee Key…

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Road-salt runoff raises concern for streams

March 4, 2014

Road-salt runoff has to go somewhere. Environmental researchers at Clemson raise concerns that the record amounts of salt crystals and brine used on icy roads this winter will wash into the freshwater and affect the food chain. Too much salt becomes an environmental stress and can be deadly to aquatic animals. The state DOT reported…

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OMC offers to provide land for county building

March 4, 2014

The Oconee County coroner and the Seneca substation of the Sheriff’s Office may find themselves in a new county building on the grounds of Oconee Medical Center. Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says the hospital has offered to provide land for the building–at the rear of the EMS headquarters. The substation now occupies a…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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