Asparagus may prevent Hangovers

Researchers at the Institute of Medical Science say they have found some components in asparagus that may help alcohol drinkers mitigate the sometimes painful effects of `too much.’ Whether it is the morning after hangover or repairing the liver, according to the study, asparagus can be of great benefit. Kantha Shelke is a food scientist and gives more insight on […]

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Online Access trending to More Clinical Services

Online patient access to physicians and medical records is becoming an important component of health care reform.  A new study examined whether patients who had online access to their health records and secure physician communication used more or fewer in-person clinical services. “The member with online access actually used more of these in-person services.” Dr. Ted Palen studied more than […]

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Words chosen for Banishment after 2012

A new survey is out with the most commonly selected words uttered in 2012 to be banished from the English lexicon.  Lake Superior State University in Michigan produces the annual list of words that should be banished. School spokesperson Tom Pink says the chart-topping word this year is very topical.  “Fiscal cliff and that doesn’t surprise me that people are […]

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SC drops in DUI Fatalities

The Palmetto State recently received some good news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with regard to alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. South Carolina has dropped from being tied for number one in the country for the percentage of overall fatalities that involved an alcohol-impaired driver in 2010 to number seven in 2011.  That is a decrease from 44% in 2010 […]

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Clemson Boil Water Advisory lifted

The City of Clemson has repealed its boil water advisory for residents of Lynwood Subdivision, Chimney Ridge Apartments, Old Shirley Road, Tabor Street and Spring Street.The advisory was issued as a precaution due to low water pressure caused by a water main break in the area.  Crews with the City’s Utilities Department repaired the break on Friday and water samples […]

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Battle of the Bulge Anniversary

“The month of January 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the bloodiest and most costly military campaign ever fought by American forces”, according to Jerry Dyar, Oconee County Veterans Affairs Director.  “From the frozen Ardennes Forests to St. Vith, to Bastogne, our men faced some of the most unimaginable conditions ever endured”, said Dyar.  The Oconee County Veterans Affairs Office is […]

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History of the Income Tax in the U.S.

Source: Tax Foundation. The nation had few taxes in its early history. From 1791 to 1802, the United States government was supported by internal taxes on distilled spirits, carriages, refined sugar, tobacco and snuff, property sold at auction, corporate bonds, and slaves. The high cost of the War of 1812 brought about the nation’s first sales taxes on gold, silverware, […]

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Parents invited to weigh in on School Calendar

The School District of Oconee County is working on its new calendar that will take effect in 2014-15.  The District establishes its calendars a couple of years ahead of time and it is asking teachers and parents their opinions on the three options.  Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas discusses the first two options.  “We have put this information […]

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Walhalla Police name Second in Command

In 2013, a former deputy with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department will assume the number two job at the Walhalla Police Department.  Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks announces that Curtis Rogers has been appointed captain, effective January 1. Wilbanks held the rank of captain until he was selected as interim chief, to replace Tim Chastain. Rogers has 20 years experience serving […]

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