DOR Steps Up Security

April 1, 2013

As the deadline passes for South Carolinians to enroll in free identity protection, the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s new Chief Information Office and Chief Information Security Officer began their new jobs today.  The Department has not had a permanent employee in either position since last year’s security breach in which 3.8 million taxpayer’s social…

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Zero Tolerance for Litter

April 1, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has announced participation in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign during the month of April. The Sheriff’s department public information office, Jimmy Watt, recently participated in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” information and communication workshop in Columbia.  Watt says the Oconee Sheriff’s office will be part of the campaign’s news…

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Graham pens bill on background checks

April 1, 2013

South Carolina’s Senior Senator Lindsey Graham has written a bill that will improve background checks before gun sales, but it differs from one currently on the table from New York Democrat Chuck Schumer. That bill is set to be offered within the next two weeks. Schumer’s bill would require background checks at nearly all points…

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Immigration reform bill should now pass House, says SC’s Graham

April 1, 2013

Business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a temporary worker program, a final major sticking point in negotiations over a draft comprehensive immigration reform bill. The AFL-CIO and the US Chamber of Commerce had been tussling over wages for temporary workers authorized to work in the United States in industries such as construction and…

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Holiday Fatalities

April 1, 2013

Every holiday weekend sees a number of traffic fatalities and the Easter Holiday is no exception.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports 5 people died on South Carolina roadways between Friday and Sunday night.  Abbeville County was the sight of 2 of the weekend fatalities. A 17 year old Donald’s teen died in a early…

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Oconee Medical Center Info System Upgrade

April 1, 2013

As the month of April begins,OconeeMedicalCenteris unveiling a new state of the art hospital information system.  The new Paragon system is expected to enhance quality, safety and efficiency through the seamless sharing of information.  The system went live at 7 am this morning.  Jeanne Ward, President and CEO of Oconee Medical center says the new…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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