Upstate Banker and Developer plead in Fraud Case

An Upstate banker and developer have pleaded guilty in a fraud case. United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces 47-year-old William Binnicker, Jr. of Easley and 78-year-old Rufus Revis of Anderson pled guilty this week in federal court in Anderson, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.   United States District Judge Timothy Cain of Anderson accepted the plea and will impose sentence after […]

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TCTC Photography Classes

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division is offering photography classes for both film and digital cameras users.  Photography I:  The Camera class will be offered at the Anderson Campus January 22 – February 12 on Tuesdays from 6 – 9pm with a class outing Sunday, February 10, from 2 – 5pm. Another section of Photography I:  The Camera […]

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TCTC offering Handgun Safety Class

Tri-County Technical College will offer a Handgun Safety and Proficiency course to allow qualifying participants to apply for a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit.  Students will be provided with the basic knowledge and skills for the safe and proper use of a handgun. The course will include eight hours of classroom instruction and additional time on the firing range.   The […]

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Graham opposes President’s Gun Control Proposal

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement in opposition to President Obama’s gun control proposal.  “The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is heartbreaking and beyond words.  However, the gun control plans brought forward by President Obama fail to address the real issues and I am confident there will be bipartisan opposition to his proposal. One bullet […]

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Building Relationships talking about New Jail

During the last nine months, Oconee County leaders have been in discussions with officials from the City of Walhalla on where to locate a new detention center.  The Oconee County Council postponed talks until after the November elections to include the new sheriff.  Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder updates plans for a new detention center in the county.  “We are […]

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Charlie Daniels Tickets going fast

The headlining entertainment for this year’s Seneca Fest 2013 is attracting a lot of attention and tickets to see the Charlie Daniels Band are going fast.  The concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 at Gignilliat Field.  Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson says over 500 tickets have already been sold to the concert in the first month.  “We are over […]

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Rating System helpful enrolling in Medicare Plans

Seniors eligible for Medicare can either enroll in a fee for service system or the Medicare Advantage Plan, where a number of private insurers contract with Medicare to deliver health care.  A new study examined whether providing a star rating system for these different plans was associated with beneficiaries’ decisions about plan enrollment. “Each health plan receives anywhere from 1 […]

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DHEC warning about Stomach Bug

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is warning residents about the spread of a stomach bug.  January marks the rise of the stomach bug known as norovirus. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach cramping. DHEC officials say that while this is sometimes known as the stomach flu, it has nothing to do with influenza. DHEC officials […]

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Update on New WHS

An update on plans for the new Walhalla High School was given this week to the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County.  The Board heard about site preparation and when actual construction is set to begin, explains Oconee County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland.  “While construction is progressing nicely it has been slow over the last […]

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Clemson’s Leggett elected into ABCA Hall of Fame

Clemson University head baseball coach Jack Leggett will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame next year. Leggett is part of a seven member class that will be announced later this year. The induction ceremony will take place in January of 2014 in Dallas.  Leggett accepted the honor on behalf of The University of Vermont, Western […]

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