Affordable health insurance pitched for South Carolinians

The executive order signed by President Trump last week did not change anything for people who want to enroll in affordable health insurance coverage. The deadline is still January 31; financial assistance is still available; and, according to the Palmetto Project consumers can still find quality, affordable plans through the health insurance marketplace. The executive order reaffirmed what the new administration has […]

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Volunteer pilot recognized for his service

As a volunteer pilot of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Dan Suddeth has been recognized for his service.  Walhalla Rotary Club yesterday awarded Suddeth a certificate and a restaurant meal.  The Rotarians also are helping transform the 20th century Depot into a facility with 21st century technology.  They donated a large screen TV for the Depot and had it mounted […]

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Ax used as weapon in Fair Play crime, arrest made

According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, an ax was used by a man to damage a car while he made threats to the person inside.  The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Saturday of Fair Play area resident Benjamin Matthew Cheek (right).  The Sheriff’s Office disclosed warrants charging the 27-year old Cheek with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the […]

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Debit cards stolen near Seneca

Debits cards were stolen at two locations near Seneca, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that can help solve the crimes.      Since last month, a fraud investigator has been looking into thefts of debit cards from two employees of businesses, one from an address on Tokeena Road and one from an address on Rochester Highway. […]

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YMCA effort files grant application

The staff for the project to build Oconee County’s first YMCA met a deadline yesterday—by filing a loan application with the U-S Department of Agriculture for $7.5 million.  Chrystle Ross, “Y” director, expressed confidence that the federal government will look favorably upon the effort to build an aquatic and fitness facility on the grounds of Oconee Memorial Hospital.  As part […]

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James Willis Carter Sr.

    Westminster, SC — James Willis Carter, Sr., 70, husband of Linda Browning Carter, of 694 Poplar Springs Road, Westminster, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive […]

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League of Women Voters’ leader worried for Medicare

Medicare is the government-provided program to help the elderly pay health care costs, but its future could be in doubt.  Eleanor Hare, co-president of the Clemson Area League of Women Voters, is speaking out against privatizing Medicare and is hopeful the public will make known its feelings by contacting lawmakers and writing letters.  Hare raises the question whether medical decisions […]

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Fallen tree shorts out Seneca electric circuit

A tree that fell in Seneca during last night’s storm shorted out an electric power circuit.  Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, said by making contact with a three-phase line was all that was needed to create a power outage that started around 8:15 and lasted for one hour.  Faires said he’s proud of how his crews responded and worked to restore […]

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