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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Holly Springs Fire Substation opens

Oconee County announces the grand opening of its new Holly Springs Fire Substation. The station will serve residents and business located along Highway 76 between Westminster and Long Creek. Holly Springs Fire Substation #24 is the first of eight stations to be built as part of Oconee County’s comprehensive Fire Service Improvement Plan. The plan calls for new stations to be […]

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Clemson Reading Recovery Program honored

Clemson University’s Reading Recovery Training Center has won the Dick and Tunky Riley What Works SC Award of Excellence from the Riley Institute at Furman University. Part of Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, the Reading Recovery Training Center provides training and professional development to teachers who work with struggling first-grade readers. The program offers one-on-one sessions to help improve students’ […]

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Seneca instituting Direct Deposit for Employees

In a further effort to save money and reduce waste, the City of Senecais instituting direct deposit for its employees.   At their meeting this week, the Seneca City Council accepted City Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey’s recommendation to switch to direct deposit, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “When Joel Seavey came on the City Council had wanted to set up an option […]

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SC reports First Flu Death

The first flu related death has been reported in South Carolina.  Officials with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control report that death was in Barnwell County.  Officials did not release any further details on the flu death. Health officials report that flu season has started earlier than usual this year in the Palmetto State with widespread cases of […]

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Lions Club selects Poster Contest Winners

The Seneca and Westminster Lions Clubs recently announced winners of the Lions International Poster Contest.  This year the theme was imagine peace and students were invited to draw a poster and write an essay on what that means to them.  Lion Jim Atkinson once again served as chair of the International Poster Contest.  “The winners who got their awards Tuesday […]

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Be Truthful on Job Applications

A survey from CareerBuilder.com finds that there are often significant problems with the references given by job applicants, not the least of which is the fact that the references may not actually exist. CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz says that you cannot fake references and you had better check with your references in advance. “What the study really speaks to is the […]

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