Duncan discusses No Vote on Fiscal Cliff Compromise

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding the fiscal cliff “compromise” that passed Congress late Tuesday night: “I voted ‘no’ on the Senate ‘compromise’ on the fiscal cliff last night. Instead of making our country more secure, this compromise places our country on even shakier fiscal ground by completely ignoring why we are $16 trillion in debt. Not […]

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OC announces Annual Tornado Poster Contest

Oconee County Emergency Services is once again sponsoring the annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee County school. There will be winners and runners-up at each grade level and a grand prizewinner. A committee of judges will choose winners from each grade level during the period of […]

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Seneca Woman charged in Recent Burglaries

Officers with the Seneca Police Department have arrested and charged a woman in connection to recent burglaries in the area.  Seneca Police incarcerated 47-year-old Laverne Lawrence on 11 criminal charges including larceny, burglary, safe cracking, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false information to law enforcement and malicious injury to personal property.  She is suspected of stealing from the Seneca Church […]

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OC Legislative Delegation Meeting planned

Oconee County residents are invited to meet and hear their state lawmakers as a new legislative year begins in Columbia. The annual public meeting of the state’s resident lawmakers is set for 5pm on January 14 at the Westminster Depot. To be placed on the agenda for the purpose of addressing the local legislative delegation, you are asked to call […]

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Duncan rejects Congressional Pay Raise

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s recent executive order which resulted in a pay raise for Members of Congress: “The timing of President Obama’s executive order to raise salaries for Members of Congress and the Vice President shows how out of touch with reality the President is when it comes to spending. Congress does […]

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Resolve to be Ready in 2013

This year was characterized by extremely active and devastating weather events across the country; flooding in the Southeast as a result of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, wildfires across the Midwest, and Hurricane Sandy which devastated parts of the Northeast and was the second-largest Atlantic storm on record. As 2012 ends and people make resolutions for the New Year, the Federal […]

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Asparagus may prevent Hangovers

Researchers at the Institute of Medical Science say they have found some components in asparagus that may help alcohol drinkers mitigate the sometimes painful effects of `too much.’ Whether it is the morning after hangover or repairing the liver, according to the study, asparagus can be of great benefit. Kantha Shelke is a food scientist and gives more insight on […]

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Online Access trending to More Clinical Services

Online patient access to physicians and medical records is becoming an important component of health care reform.  A new study examined whether patients who had online access to their health records and secure physician communication used more or fewer in-person clinical services. “The member with online access actually used more of these in-person services.” Dr. Ted Palen studied more than […]

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Words chosen for Banishment after 2012

A new survey is out with the most commonly selected words uttered in 2012 to be banished from the English lexicon.  Lake Superior State University in Michigan produces the annual list of words that should be banished. School spokesperson Tom Pink says the chart-topping word this year is very topical.  “Fiscal cliff and that doesn’t surprise me that people are […]

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SC drops in DUI Fatalities

The Palmetto State recently received some good news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with regard to alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. South Carolina has dropped from being tied for number one in the country for the percentage of overall fatalities that involved an alcohol-impaired driver in 2010 to number seven in 2011.  That is a decrease from 44% in 2010 […]

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