Predicting West Nile Virus Infection Sites

West Nile Virus remains an important public health concern, since appearing in the United States back in 1999. A new study examined whether certain factors could help guide future interventions, education and prevention associated with West Nile Virus infections. “Part of the challenge of West Nile is that it’s very unpredictable in causing very focal and intense outbreaks throughout the United […]

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Community unites to aid Family of Drowning Victim

The Chattooga River community will gather August 3 to hold a benefit for the four surviving children of a Tampa, Florida rafter who died in a commercial rafting adventure on June 19. Tom Hill, regional sales manager for Sherwin Williams, drowned on the river and his body was removed from the river on July 5 after more than 500 rescuers from two […]

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Study finds Americans are Healthier

What is the bigger picture when it comes to the state of health in America?  What are the chronic disabilities and risk factors that contribute to poor health and dying prematurely in this country? A new study examined America’s overall health picture. “It turns out we’re living longer but we will spend more years with chronic disabilities of that extra […]

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Boyd Named to Davey O’Brien Watch List

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named one of 34 quarterbacks on the 2013 Davey O’Brien Watch List. Boyd has been one of 16 semifinalists for the award each of the last two years. The 16 semifinalists for this year will be announced on November 4 and the three finalists on November 25. The winner will be named at the Home Depot […]

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Sears recalling Dehumidifiers

If you have a Sears dehumidifier, check it, because there is a recall for 2003 through 2005 models. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman Carl Purvis gives some of the basics on the recall, which is going out for the second time.  “Sears is re-announcing a recall that they had on Kenmore dehumidifiers and these Kenmore brand dehumidifiers were manufactured by […]

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DHEC to offer Free Vaccine to 7th Graders

DHEC is offering a free Blitz Clinic at the Shaver Complex in Seneca on August 13th from 9am until 4pm to administer the Tdap vaccine.    Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after their seventh birthday to protect them from pertussis, also known as whooping cough.  […]

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Missing Woman found Safe

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has ended their search for a woman reported missing this week after not being heard from for three and a half weeks, explains Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer for the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  “44-year-old Rudi Samya Murphy of 266 Alexander Road in Salem was reported missing by her daughter, who filed a report with […]

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Identity released in Chattooga River Death

The identity of the man who died Monday afternoon on the Chattooga River has been released.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the man as 64-year-old Ralph Neal Head of Madison, Georgia.  A post mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of freshwater drowning.  His manner of death is classified as accidental.  Head was canoeing on the river […]

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Former Anderson Teacher pleads to Child Porn

A former Anderson elementary school teacher has pled to child pornography charges.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that 47-year-old Joey Thomas Carter pled guilty in federal court in Anderson, to conspiracy to defraud the United States.  United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed a report from the U.S. […]

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Anderson Carjacker receives Maximum Sentence

An Upstate carjacker has pled guilty and will receive the maximum sentence the law allows.  Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that Frankie Hugh Brooks, Jr. pled guilty in Anderson County General Sessions Court to multiple charges. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced him to the maximum on each of the following charges: 20 years for carjacking; 5 years each […]

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