Fall back and change your Batteries

The Oconee County Fire Service wants to remind everyone when they change their clocks this Sunday, make a change that could save your life by changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector. Approximately 80% of all fire deaths occur in the home. The majority of these deaths occurred at night when people were asleep and in […]

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Flu Vaccine may offer Additional Benefits

With flu season fast approaching, doctors recommend that people get a flu shot.  Past studies suggest that the vaccine may protect heart patients from heart attack, stroke and even dying from heart disease. New research reviewed what happens to patients with heart disease who receive the flu vaccine compared to placebo or standard care.  “I encourage anybody who’s skeptical about […]

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Time to get your Flu Shot

Vaccination is the best protection against contracting the flu and everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu this year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The flu is a contagious disease, which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. While pregnant women, young children, older people, […]

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Ron Rash to give reading at TCTC

Award-winning poet and novelist Ron Rash says he is looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College on November 6th for a book reading. He says he didn’t hesitate to say yes when Interim Arts and Sciences Division Dean Robin McFall called and asked him to return for a reading as part of […]

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Change Clocks this weekend

This weekend everyone gains an extra hour.  Daylight Savings Time ends on Saturday night and a good way to keep the right time is to move your clocks and watches back one hour before going to bed. The time-change weekend is also a reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms, explains Oconee County Assistant Fire Chief Shane Gibbs.  “Two […]

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CAT Transportation Survey

Clemson University and Clemson Area Transit are conducting a community transportation survey.  The Upstate is being asked to help the university and CAT learn more about public transportation needs in the region by completing this survey, which consists of 23-questions and should take no more than five minutes to complete.  To take the community transportation survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/YNGN62M.

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Seneca moves CAT Bus Stop for day

The CAT Bus Stop in downtown Seneca has been temporarily relocated for today.  Due to Seneca’s Halloween on the Green, pick up for the CAT Bus at Depot and Main Street has been moved to in front of City Hall all day Thursday, explains Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson.  “The CAT Buses will be picking up folks in Seneca today […]

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Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is a time for fun, but it is also a time to remember safety. Here are some good tips to make sure you and your children have a safe time trick-or-treating. A responsible adult should always accompany children ages 12 and under when trick-or-treating. Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility. Trick-or-treaters should wear reflective clothing […]

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Trial to be recessed early for Halloween

Oconee Common Pleas Court Judge Alex Macaulay announces that the jury in the civil trial over the quality of work done at a townhouse project on Lake Keowee will get to go home early today in order to get ready for Halloween. The Walhalla Police Department will offer a safe way tonight for trick or treating. They will be giving […]

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