OMC launches State-of-the-Art Computer System

On Monday, Oconee Medical Center goes live on a state-of-the-art hospital information system called Paragon® that will enhance quality, safety and efficiency through the seamless sharing of information. The hospital started the final steps necessary to bring the system live at 5pm on Thursday, March 28. At that time, previous information systems were disconnected and most processes returned to paper. Staff will spend the […]

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TCTC Truck Driving Job Fair and Training Expo

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division is reaching out to individuals interested in a career in truck driving by hosting a Job Fair and Training Expo on April 9. The event will be held from 9am to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus, located at 511 Michelin Blvd. in Anderson. Participants will be given the opportunity to […]

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Clemson University Debaters win National Title

The Clemson University debate team, in its first year of organization and competition, has won the National Educational Debate Association National Championship. The team competed against 80 students on 10 teams in the contest at Clemson University earlier this month. The Tiger debaters also won the overall team sweepstakes and several first-place individual awards at a National Educational Debate Association […]

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Deadline for Free Credit Monitoring expires Sunday

South Carolina residents have until Sunday to sign up for a free year of credit monitoring and identity-theft protection. That service, Protect My ID from Experian, is in response to a massive data hack at the state Department of Revenue last year. It is available to any resident who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998, even if your […]

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Unemployment Rate dips in February

Positive news to report on employment at the local, state and national levels. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reports that Oconee County’s jobless rate fell to 9% in February from January’s 9.5% mark.  Some 2,851 people in the county’s labor force of 31,646 are currently looking for work.  Anderson County’s unemployment rate dipped to 7.9% in February […]

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Body discovered in Woods near Seneca identified

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has identified the body discovered in a wooded area in the Friendship Community. At 7am Thursday morning, the Oconee County 911 system received a call reporting the discovery of a body off Greenbriar Drive near Seneca. A Central man scouting the woods for the upcoming turkey-hunting season discovered the body. Coroner Addis identified 40-year-old Douglas […]

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All Electric Transit coming soon to Seneca

The country’s first all-electric bus fleet is scheduled to arrive in the City of Seneca this spring but an exact date is still unknown.  This week, Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick is in Greenville meeting with officials from Southern Company about the new Proterra buses.  Proterra, the leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions is manufacturing the city’s next generation […]

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Seneca Mayor proclaims American Red Cross Month

For more than 96 years, the Oconee County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been the place where citizens join together, and the generosity and compassion of the American people finds purpose.  This week, Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander and members of the Seneca City Council signed a proclamation declaring American Red Cross Month.  “Kathy Rogers with the Red Cross […]

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OC Chamber sending out Membership Renewal Reminder

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce reminds members that all 2013 membership renewals should be paid by the end of the 1st quarter, which is Friday, March 29.  Oconee County Chamber of Commerce interim executive director Billy Boylston says existing members should have already received their renewal applications.  “As far as existing businesses, they all should have gotten applications to […]

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Hunter discovers Body near Seneca

Sister station WGOG reports that Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says preliminary investigation shows a body found Thursday morning near Seneca matches the physical description of a person reported missing on Wednesday. A hunter found the body on what was described as a logging road near Friendship Road, not far from that community’s volunteer fire station. Highway troopers investigated a […]

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