Save Old Phones for SDOC

Every year during the holidays, people receive new gadgets.  If you get a new cell phone this year, the School District of Oconee County wants your old one, explains Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas.  “The Education Foundation supports innovative ideas in the classroom and one of the things they are going to be doing is collecting cell phones.  Therefore, if you […]

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Talley named Outstanding Earth Science Teacher

Congratulations to Crystal Talley for being recognized by The National Association of Geoscience Teachers as an “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher” for 2012.  Talley will receive a two-year complimentary membership in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, one-year membership in the Geological Society of America’s Geoscience Education Division membership, an Earth Science Week Kit from the American Geological Institution and assorted […]

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TCTC’s Foundation Board welcomes New Members

Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors. Joining the Board’s current members are Hugh Burgess, representing Anderson County, Linda Bacigalupo, Dave Eldridge and Larry Smith, all representing Oconee County, and Nancy Hedrick representing Pickens County. Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement appropriations thereby helping the College to meet […]

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Clemson Arts and Culture Commission taking Applications

The Clemson City Council is seeking applicants to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission.  In September, the Clemson City Council approved the recommendation for the creation of this Commission, which will act as an advisory board.  It is charged with providing recommendations to the Clemson City Council on a variety of arts and culture issues affecting the long-term quality […]

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Public Input needed on OC Economic Development

For the last several months, the Oconee County Economic Development Commission has been working towards the formulation of a new five-year economic development strategy that will help guide future growth for Oconee County. One final key aspect is to gather public input via a survey. Richard Blackwell, executive director of the Oconee County Economic Development Commission gives details. “This survey […]

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Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness declines Over Time

Pertussis or whooping cough is a contagious respiratory disease. Children are better protected after receiving a 5-dose vaccine series. A new study examined the relationship between pertussis and time since receipt of the fifth dose of the d-tap vaccination series. “Children with pertussis were less likely to have received the childhood pertussis vaccine series compared to children who did not […]

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Hurricane Season Ends

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended last week, but disasters are not limited to hurricanes or a specific time of year.  Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and it is important to be prepared year round.  The end of hurricane season serves as an important reminder of just how critical it is for all of us to be prepared so that we […]

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Recall of Canadian Chicken and Rice Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aliya’s Foods Limited for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria.  Products imported to the United States include 12.5 oz boxes of […]

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Seneca annexes Senior Housing Development

The City of Seneca is growing, again.  At their recent meeting, the Seneca City Council approved the annexation of 11.219 acres of land for a future senior housing development.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details.  “This piece of property was not in the city, it is annexing into the city.  If you go down Highway 130, where Bi-Lo is there […]

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