An honor for Pickens’ Petrofes

December 13, 2012

A national health advocacy group has named the Pickens County public health director a “public health hero.” The honor from the United Health Foundation goes to Matt Petrofes, director of DHEC’s Region 2 Public Health Office which, besides Pickens, serves Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and Union counties. DHEC Director Catherine Templeton credits Petrofes this way: “Matt…

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Alexander ascends to committee chair

December 13, 2012

In a re-organization of the State Senate, Oconee’s Thomas Alexander rose yesterday to the chair of the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. Such appointments in the Senate are based on seniority, and Alexander says he could never have achieved the position without the support of the voters of District One, who have elected him every…

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Why “FOLKS” held its tongue

December 13, 2012

Two leaders of “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—sat at the front of a recent forum on lake levels and, for the most part, sat quietly. Since the November 15 forum, they’ve been getting questions as to why the organization did not support a petition calling for no Lake Keowee water level changes. The answer, according to…

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SHS teacher to further his professional development

December 13, 2012
SHS teacher to further his professional development

A science teacher at Seneca High School, Stephen Hudson, has been chosen as the only South Carolina teacher for a year-long professional development program. As a fellow in the New Science Academy of the National Science Teachers Association, Hudson will join 243 other teachers from across the country in a program that promotes quality science…

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Ruling has something for both sides

December 13, 2012

A judge has handed down his ruling in a dispute between a Spartanburg television station and the city of Seneca. Tenth Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox ruled that materials sought by WSPA should be produced “with the exception,” Maddox wrote, “of those items listed in a forthcoming order.” The judge’s decision, filed yesterday in the Oconee…

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McCall to defer to Crenshaw

December 13, 2012

What Mike wants, Mike is going to get–in the opinion of Wayne McCall, Oconee County Councilman. McCall, chairman of the council’s law enforcement committee, gave a short-to-the-point answer yesterday to a 96.3/WGOG NEWS hypothetical question. The question we posed to McCall sought an opinion as to, if it came to one or the other, what…

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  • January 8, 2015 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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