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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Vet Administration approves 10 Courses at TCTC

The U.S. Veterans Administration has approved 10 certificate-based training courses through Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division. These programs are designed to offer U.S. veterans’ quick training in a series of in-demand jobs. U.S. Veterans Affairs benefits cover the following courses: 160-hour Truck Driving Class A and Class B, 50-hour Computer Technician CompTIA A+ Certification, 40-hour CompTIA Network+ Certification,  40-hour Certified […]

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Walhalla Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Quarter

The Walhalla Rotary Club recognized its Students of the Quarter on Monday. Marcus Brown, a track athlete from Clemson University, came and spoke to the students on his keys to success. The following students were recognized: Lily Underwood of Walhalla Elementary, Ethan Edwards of Tamassee-Salem Elementary, Chloe Moore of Keowee Elementary, Zachary Davison of James M. Brown Elementary, Kassey Evatt […]

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Seneca Doctor to serve as Doctor of Day in Columbia

An Upstate physician will serve as doctor of the day this week to the South Carolina General Assembly in Columbia.  Dr. Ed Evans, a general physician in Seneca, will serve as part of a cooperative arrangement between the legislature and the South Carolina Medical Association.  Dr. Evans will provide medical care on Wednesday to any member of the House or […]

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