Oconee Kids Showcase on May 4

Oconee Kids Showcase, an expo for children and families with children up to age 12, is a new and improved version of the Mom and Baby Fair held each spring at the Shaver Recreation Center in Seneca. For 15 years, new and expectant parents in Oconee County and surrounding communities have come to the Mom and Baby Fair to learn about programs, products […]

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SHS Choral Spring Concert on May 5

The Seneca High School Choral Department will present a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3pm.  The venue for the concert is Seneca Baptist Church on Hwy. 59 in Seneca.  The program will feature the Women’s Chorus, Intermediate Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Honors Women’s Chorus, Honors Chorale and the Vocal Jazz Singers.  Highlights of the concert include the Women’s […]

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Benefit Fashion raises $1,600

A benefit fashion held last month at Seneca High School raised over $1,600 for victims of domestic violence.  Cindy Lee, one of the organizers gives details.  “We raised a little over $1,600 and we still have funds coming in because it was held during spring break.  The benefit fashion show supported Mary’s Closet and to bring a Safe Harbor home […]

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New Poll shows Colbert Busch leading

A new poll of likely voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District shows political newcomer, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch ahead of former Republican governor Mark Sanford by nine points, with the election two weeks away.  Clemson University Political Science professor Dr. Joseph Stewart feels the race is still too close to call.  “It looks like a close race.  The polls that […]

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Nimmons sentenced to 15 Years

Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that Devin Michael Nimmons pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court this week to three counts of accessory before the fact of a felony and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced Nimmons to 15 years in prison on the accessory charges and 5 years suspended to 5 […]

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More Teens abusing Prescription Drugs

A warning from the Partnership at DrugFree.org, where Steve Pasierb is the president, that American teenagers are continuing to buy prescription pills from their friends or raid their parents’ medicine cabinets to find pills and get high.  “What we see is over the last five years, a 33% increase in teen misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, so even though […]

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Dangers of Texting and Driving

Technology is improving life as we know it on a daily basis, but that same technology can also destroy lives if used inappropriately, especially when it comes to driving.  Since texting began, it has been blamed for countless auto accidents and deaths on U.S. roads.  A new study examined accidents involving texting.  Study author Christine Yager says the amount of […]

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Easley Soldier killed in Afghanistan

An Upstate soldier died from injuries he suffered when his vehicle was attacked in Afghanistan last week. The U.S. Defense Department says 20-year-old Army Private First Class Barrett Austin of Easley died four days after an improvised explosive device exploded under his vehicle. He was at a hospital in Germany when he passed away on Sunday. Austin was assigned to the […]

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Zero Highway Deaths over Weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports show no traffic fatalities occurred on state roads and highways from Friday, April 19, at 6pm until Sunday, April 21, at midnight.  As of April 21, 185 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 245 highway deaths during the same time period in 2012.  The Department of Public […]

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SCDPS scheduled for On-site Assessment

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying internationally recognized professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. As […]

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