Protecting your Computer against Hackers

Protecting your computer against hackers is essential in today’s digital world.  Any personal information, such as Social Security Number and credit card information, contained on your computer is subject to being stolen or compromised by hackers.  Garreth Jones, owner of Corner Technologies in Seneca offers this advice to protect against computer hackers.  “The best defense is going to be, if […]

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Healthcare for the Uninsured

Healthcare can be expensive but it is often one of the first things overlooked when money gets tight.  Help is available to those struggling to make ends meet, explains Mountain Lake Access Health executive director Cortni Nations.  “We are a care coordination program, we are not a clinic, this is a completely different model.  We are going to help coordinated […]

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SHS invites Businesses to be Service Learners

Molding the minds of tomorrow is a responsibility of the entire community and Seneca High School invites area businesses to get involved.  The school offers a program where students take courses at businesses to see if they are interested in that particular career field, explains Seneca High School Guidance Director Karen Trammell.  “We do try to get our kids involved […]

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Learning Tornado Safety thru Poster Contest

Severe weather can strike at a moment’s notice, so being prepared can be a lifesaver.  Oconee County Emergency Services is once again sponsoring the annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest and invites students of all ages to become educated, explains Oconee County Emergency Management director Scott Krein.  “We do education in the school system with tornado posters and we use the […]

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Post Office will not close

Sister station WGOG reports that a representative for the U.S. Postal Service says there is no consideration being given to closing the Mountain Rest Post Office in Oconee County. Harry Spratlin says a Postal Service meeting this month at the Mountain Rest Community Club has been scheduled to inform the community of a cut in two hours of window service […]

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SC sending Letters to Hacked Taxpayers

Check your mailbox! Inside you may find a letter from the state saying you are one of the 3.6 million residents, whose social security numbers were stolen when a database at the Department of Revenue was hacked in October.  The letter warns electronic tax filers that the hacker may have compromised social security and bank account numbers.  The letter also […]

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Murder-Suicide Saturday in Seneca

At 7:40am on Saturday morning, a 911 call was received by Oconee County dispatch reporting two people were lying on the ground outside their home on Steve Nix Road in Seneca.  First arriving deputies and EMS found both subjects deceased. The preliminary investigation indicates this scene is consistent as a murder – suicide. The female victim was identified as 58-year-old […]

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Easy Tips to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

The flu arrived early this year in South Carolina and DHEC is warning residents that the virus is spreading at an alarming rate. According to DHEC’s latest numbers, there have been at least 571 hospitalizations and 15 deaths linked to the illness.  So now, more than ever, simple steps must be taken in order to stay healthy.  Adam Shick, nurse […]

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Seneca to honor MLK with Street Banners

The City of Seneca is making plans to pay lasting tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., the late civil rights leader.  At their monthly work session, the Seneca City Council heard plans on installing permanent banners along South Sixth Street, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “We discussed how we wanted to celebrate Martin Luther King and we are looking at […]

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