Salvation Army warns of Scam

Upstate residents are being warned about a door-to-door scam.  The Salvation Army reports receiving calls from people in Anderson County claiming someone asking for money approached them.  Officials with the Salvation Army say the non-profit organization does not knock on doors for donations. Donations are only solicited through the famous Red Kettle Campaign or the Salvation Army’s web site.  Scammers […]

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Judge denies Defense Motion in Bartee Case

A motion filed by attorneys for former Oconee County Sheriff’s candidate James Bartee was denied in court this week.  The Anderson Independent reports that Judge J.C. Nicholson ruled the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division or SLED does not have to turn over material the agency has compiled in a file against Bartee to his defense attorney. Judge Nicholson said that the SLED […]

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Clemson schedules Conference on Wildlife

Clemson University and the University of Georgia are hosting a conference next week on the battle between wildlife and humans.  Wildlife damage-management researchers and practitioners will meet March 25-28 at Clemson’s Madren Center to hear the latest on the unintended consequences of modern American life fostering an animal paradise. Nationwide, wildlife damage tallies more than $28 billion a year. Tragically, […]

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Former HomeGold Chairman granted Parole

The former chairman of an investment company involved in one of the state’s largest bankruptcies will be released from prison after serving one year for securities fraud. The South Carolina Parole and Pardons Board voted 3-0 on Wednesday to allow 75-year-old Jack Sterling to be released from prison after serving almost one year of a five year sentence. Sterling was convicted […]

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Volunteer to Impact Oconee

A call is going out to volunteers who would like to Impact Oconee.  Every year, the class of Leadership Oconee selects a service project to better the Golden Corner.  This year’s project is called Impact Oconee, explains Grant Nicholson with Sun Trust Bank and a member of the 2013 Leadership Oconee class.  “Impact Oconee was the brainchild of our leadership […]

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Mayor credits Finance Staff for good Audit

After receiving an unqualified opinion on its financial audit for the second straight year, the Finance Department for the City of Seneca is being praised for a job well done.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander commends Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey and his staff for doing a great job on the audit and throughout the year. “It is a pretty major task.  Seneca […]

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New Seneca Hotel taking Shape

Progress is being made on the new 100-room hotel in the City of Seneca.  The elevators are in the new Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton and work is now clearly visible to motorists traveling along Highway 123.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander is excited about the new hotel opening on the south side of the city. “We are looking forward […]

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Singleton presented Order of the Palmetto

After four decades of service to the people of Oconee County, former Sheriff James Singleton enters retirement with the state’s highest honor.  On Saturday, Singleton received the Order of the Palmetto at an appreciation dinner held at the Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca. State Senator Thomas Alexander made the presentation, reading the enclosed letter from Governor Nikki Haley.  Having served […]

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Medicine Poisoning Incident Increasing

According to a new report, accidental medication poisoning sends tens of thousands of kids to the ER every year. Sixty seven thousand kids have to go to the emergency room, which means one every eight minutes. In the most recent data of kids under the age of five, 25 of them died. Kate Carr is president and CEO of Safe […]

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Diagnosis of Nonemergency Visits

With medical costs rising, recent attempts to reduce emergency department use have occurred in some states and Medicaid programs. One approach is to deny or limit payment for an emergency department visit if the discharge diagnosis is classified as a “nonemergency” condition. A new study examined how often patients who are treated in the emergency department with the same initial […]

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