OHC reaching out to Students

The Oconee Heritage Center is reaching out to students in an effort to connect the next generation with the past.  The museum on Brown’s Square Drive in downtown Walhalla celebrates the county’s unique history.  Oconee Heritage Center curator and director Leslie White tells about the museum’s efforts to attract a younger audience. “We have really worked hard to bring more […]

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Special Guest attends City Luncheon

Word of mouth is growing about the City of Seneca’s new museum, the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum, which will be the first in the Upstate dedicated to the history of the African-American community.  The City spotlighted the new museum Thursday afternoon to a 100-plus person crowd at a luncheon celebrating Black History Month.  The luncheon attracted a special guest, […]

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Easley Plant evacuated from Fumes

An automotive manufacturing plant in Easley was evacuated Wednesday night when employees became sick.  Pickens County Emergency Management Services were notified after four of the five workers at the Y.H. America Plant inhaled fumes of a chemical used to finish concrete. The plant manufactures automotive fluid-handling components for the light-vehicle industry in North America. Officials stated that the chemical was […]

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Police searching for Missing Liberty Man

The public is being asked to assist law enforcement in locating a missing man from Liberty.  The Liberty Police Department reports 28-year-old Zach Cain Hedden went missing on Monday.  He was last seen near S.C. 11 and Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County. He was driving a maroon 2007 Suzuki Forenza. Hedden is a white male who is 5 feet 7 […]

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SC Unemployment Agency wants Tougher Fraud Penalty

South Carolina’s jobs agency is asking legislators to approve tougher penalties on those who intentionally commit fraud to get their jobless benefits. Right now, an employee who defrauds the state Department of Employment and Workforce is required to pay back the amount they were overpaid, along with possible criminal fines up to $100. However, agency officials on Wednesday requested that lawmakers […]

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Lake Hartwell filling up

Good news for lake lovers, nature was kind to Lake Hartwell in January.  According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Hartwell’s sub-basin received above average rainfall in the first month of 2013.  A total of eight and three-quarter inches fell, which is the most rain in the sub-basin for January in the last 15-years.   Lake Hartwell’s average rainfall […]

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More Americans using Late Excuses

It’s hard to be on time 100% of the time but a new CareerBuilder.com survey found more than a quarter of workers admit that they’re late at least once a month, and 16% are late at least once a week. CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz says that to avoid being late, you should prepare what you need in advance. “I think a […]

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City to unveil MLK Way Banners at Luncheon

As part of their month-long celebration of Black History Month, the City of Seneca will unveil the new Martin Luther King Way banners to those in attendance at the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum luncheon on Thursday.  Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson gives details. “We are going to reveal at the luncheon the plans for Martin Luther King Way.  The […]

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DHEC promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

South Carolina health officials are marking the 13th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a series of events. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is collaborating with community-based organizations to host events around the state Thursday to highlight the impact of the disease on black communities. DHEC says technicians will be on hand to do free testing and […]

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End of Life choices for Older Americans

Recent reports show that more people age 65 and older are dying at home rather than in a hospital.  Because of this, Hospice services have increased over the past decade.  But when does this care begin?  A new study examined where and what kind of care Medicare patients are receiving in their last months and days of life.  “Over this […]

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