9/24 Top Political Headlines

September 24, 2012
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9/24 Top Political Headlines

*From NBC News First Read: Battleground Ohio.  On Sunday, the University of Cincinnati poll became the latest survey to show Mitt Romney trailing in the Buckeye State — and perhaps more importantly, President Obama hitting 50% or more there.  According to the poll, Obama leads Romney by five points among likely voters in the state, 51%-46%.…

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SAT scores slip

September 24, 2012
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SAT scores slip

2012 SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores are being released statewide for graduating high school seniors. They are down a little this year. Oconee’s graduating seniors mirrored the trend. The mean score performance in the Oconee district, however, exceeded state performance in critical reading, math and composite, according to an announcement by the county’s public schools.…

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Second hotel appears to be a go

September 24, 2012
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A committee of Oconee County Council meets next week to continue discussions on allowing private developers to take over the old courthouse and build a 55-room hotel. John Powell confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that he and his partner asked for another meeting of the county’s real estate, facilities and land management committee. Powell is…

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Covidien closing plans explained to suppliers

September 24, 2012
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Covidien closing plans explained to suppliers

Just because Covidien is closing its Seneca plant doesn’t mean the plant’s suppliers are out of luck. Over the next three years, work on all products made by the Seneca plant is being moved to the Central America country of Costa Rica. Megan Mulusky, operations controller for Covidien’s vascular therapies in Marshfield, Massachusetts, says, “Our…

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Extended tax deadline nears

September 24, 2012
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October 15 is the filing deadline for those with an extension of time to file their 2011 individual income tax returns and the S.C. Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers of their refund options. Taxpayers will receive an income tax refund prepaid debit card unless they designate on their tax return to receive a paper…

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NFL players call in open letter for end of refs lockout

September 24, 2012
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NFL players call in open letter for end of refs lockout

The third Sunday of the NFL’s regular season brought another round of complaints from players, coaches and fans about the officiating being done by the replacement referees as the regular refs continued to be locked out by the league.  On Sunday, the NFL players’ union sent an open letter to team owners calling for an…

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