NC Infant Dies of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

July 12, 2013
NC Infant Dies of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Federal health officials have confirmed a child in Asheville, NC died last month of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services said this is the first confirmed death of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever in North Carolina since 2009. The disease is transmitted by the American Dog Tick, Rocky Mountain…

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Missing Hiker Located

July 12, 2013

Officials with the Oconee County have located a missing hiker. Oconee County Emergency Services began a search yesterday when the man failed to show up at an appointed time. He had been hiking in the northern part of the county and was separated from his hiking party. Officials say he showed up at the appointed…

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New Fee Structure for Public Lottery Hunts

July 12, 2013

In an effort to become more efficient and provide better customer service, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has decided to charge a non-refundable participation fee for the drawing hunts.  These fees are less than the refundable fees charged in the past years.  The fees are based upon the last three years of application…

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NTSB Investigation Continues

July 12, 2013

The NTSB says a stalled engine may have been the cause of a plane crash Sunday which killed two Greenville families.  NTSB board member Earl Weener says stalling can happen when an aircraft’s airspeed drops too low or if the slope of the plane becomes too extreme to maintain lift. He said the plane’s position…

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Hiker Missing in Northern Oconee

July 12, 2013

Oconee County Emergency Services is participating in the search for a 45 year old hiker who is reported missing in the Salem area.  Oconee County Responders searched searched trails, access roads and old logging roads in the Mustard Grounds  Area with in Oconee County.  Oconee County Emergency Services in conjunction with Pickens County until nightfall…

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Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

July 11, 2013
Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Walhalla woman who has not returned her four daughters. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants against 44 year-old Laverne Marie Bennett of Fairfield Road, Walhalla. Bennett is accused of failing to return each minor female child to the father, Bruce L. Bennett who has primary…

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