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Dietary manager testifies

September 30, 2014

The dietary manager at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation became the fourth witness today to testify for the defense in the civil trial that alleges medical malpractice at the facility. On the stand, Debbie Collins answered questions about the diet prepared for Dorothy Reynolds, who was transferred from a hospital to the nursing care facility in…

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Hospital system OKs $2 billion budget

September 30, 2014

Hospital system OKs $2 billion budget 1600, Tue., 30 September 2014..lrm Trustees for Greenville Health System passed a $2 billion operating revenue budget. While the budget calls for a jobs increase, it does not call for a price increase—-meaning that, for the second straight year, room rates at GHS hospitals such as Oconee will remain…

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September 30, 2014

The sheriff in Stephens County, Georgia reports one person in custody as part of an investigation of a fatal shooting at a home on Prather Bridge Road. WNEG in Toccoa quotes Sheriff Randy Shirley as saying that, in response to a 9-1-1 call yesterday morning, authorities found the body of Kim Lanier, owner of Cutting…

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Clemson student’s death

September 30, 2014

Clemson University has released a statement about the death of one of its students. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Clemson student Kendall Wernet, a junior management major from Arden, N. C.,” said Clemson University Dean of Students Shannon Finning. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends,…

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Voter registration deadline

September 30, 2014

To cast a ballot in this year’s General Election, South Carolinians must be registered in good standing by this Saturday. Joy Scharich, the director of Oconee Registration and Elections, said this morning that if you already are a registered voter, you need not take any action between now and this Saturday’s deadline. But for those…

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Debt refinancing on the agenda

September 30, 2014

In taking over Oconee Medical Center, Greenville Health System assumes Oconee’s debt payments. And today the board of trustees for GHS considers a “recommendation of Oconee plan for debt refinancing.” The trustees meet at 9 o’clock this morning in downtown Greenville. The OMC board of directors still exists, but it no longer sets the budget…

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Public comment invited

September 30, 2014

U-S Forest Service officials are asking for comments on an environmental analysis released yesterday on designating boater access trails on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. The analysis covered five proposed trails on national forests in Georgia and the Carolinas. The proposal is linked to decisions made in 2012 to allow…

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Plaintiff rests

September 30, 2014

The plaintiff has officially rested in an Oconee County trial alleging medical malpractice at a nursing home. And yesterday afternoon, the defense began calling witnesses in the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Testifying first was a nurse, Linda Hopkins. An eight-year employee at the nursing home,…

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No garbage pickups today in West Union

September 30, 2014

No garbage pickups today in West Union. The town announces that garbage will be picked up instead on Thursday.

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Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

September 30, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports a scam that involved the IRS…and later Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Sheriff’s Office quotes a West Union woman as saying she received a call from someone with a foreign accent claiming to be from the IRS and telling the woman that she owed $4,500. The woman later received a second call—this…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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