OMC welcomes First Baby of 2013

At 3:36am on Tuesday, Oconee Medical Center welcomed the first baby to be born at the hospital in 2013. Baby girl Skii Alexandria, was born to Edwina and Jimmy Cannon. Dr. Dan Singleton delivered her. As the New Year Baby for 2013, Skii and her family received a very special gift basket filled with a fantastic variety of gifts to celebrate the baby’s […]

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Technology necessitating New Seneca Library

A hot topic in 2012 was the need for a new Seneca Library.  It has been more than 27 years since any construction was done on the Seneca branch of the Oconee County Public Library System and Seneca Librarian Blair Hinson thinks 2013 is a good time for improvements.  “There has been a lot of talk about the Seneca branch.  […]

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New Year means New Business Opportunities

Excitement is at an all-time high in Oconee County as we enter the New Year, thanks to business opportunities being made available at two commerce parks.  Richard Blackwell, executive director of the Oconee County Economic Development Commission, updates work being done at the Golden Corner Commerce Park in Fair Play. “We are extremely excited for what County Council has allowed […]

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Overview of 97 Overweight Studies

Being slightly overweight may not be as much of a health risk as previously thought. The National Center for Health Statistics has reviewed 97 past studies involving 3 million people. Researchers found that being overweight or slightly obese was linked to about a 6% lower risk of dying, compared to people considered “normal weight”. Researchers say that is in cases […]

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Duncan discusses No Vote on Fiscal Cliff Compromise

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding the fiscal cliff “compromise” that passed Congress late Tuesday night: “I voted ‘no’ on the Senate ‘compromise’ on the fiscal cliff last night. Instead of making our country more secure, this compromise places our country on even shakier fiscal ground by completely ignoring why we are $16 trillion in debt. Not […]

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OC announces Annual Tornado Poster Contest

Oconee County Emergency Services is once again sponsoring the annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee County school. There will be winners and runners-up at each grade level and a grand prizewinner. A committee of judges will choose winners from each grade level during the period of […]

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Seneca Woman charged in Recent Burglaries

Officers with the Seneca Police Department have arrested and charged a woman in connection to recent burglaries in the area.  Seneca Police incarcerated 47-year-old Laverne Lawrence on 11 criminal charges including larceny, burglary, safe cracking, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false information to law enforcement and malicious injury to personal property.  She is suspected of stealing from the Seneca Church […]

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OC Legislative Delegation Meeting planned

Oconee County residents are invited to meet and hear their state lawmakers as a new legislative year begins in Columbia. The annual public meeting of the state’s resident lawmakers is set for 5pm on January 14 at the Westminster Depot. To be placed on the agenda for the purpose of addressing the local legislative delegation, you are asked to call […]

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Duncan rejects Congressional Pay Raise

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s recent executive order which resulted in a pay raise for Members of Congress: “The timing of President Obama’s executive order to raise salaries for Members of Congress and the Vice President shows how out of touch with reality the President is when it comes to spending. Congress does […]

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Resolve to be Ready in 2013

This year was characterized by extremely active and devastating weather events across the country; flooding in the Southeast as a result of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, wildfires across the Midwest, and Hurricane Sandy which devastated parts of the Northeast and was the second-largest Atlantic storm on record. As 2012 ends and people make resolutions for the New Year, the Federal […]

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