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Video captures pocketbook theft at restaurant

October 1, 2014

A female diner at a restaurant near Seneca left her pocketbook at her table yesterday when she walked back to the counter. When she got back to her seat, her pocketbook was missing. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office says a McDonald’s Restaurant video showed a young man took the pocketbook and left the restaurant. They believe…

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Under new owner, new name is Oconee Memorial Hospital

October 1, 2014

Oconee Medical Center officially today became part of the Greenville Health System. The hospital in Seneca was renamed Oconee Memorial Hospital and its top two management officials got new titles and, for one, new responsibilities. A celebration took place on the grounds of what’s now called the Oconee Medical Campus, with Oconee workers standing behind…

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Students can get glimpse of the future

October 1, 2014

Richard Blackwell this morning pronounced Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum ready for the 2014 Business Industry Showcase. It’s an event where thousands of students from Oconee, Anderson and Pickens can see examples of what the future holds for some local, high-paying jobs in fields such as welding and mechatronics. As executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance,…

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Seneca awards construction contracts

October 1, 2014

At a special meeting, Seneca City Council gave its utilities department the go-ahead on two construction projects. Hogan Construction has been awarded a contract worth about $2.4 million to build the downtown storage facility. A second project behind City Hall will be the addition of an electric substation. Worth about $600 thousand, that construction contract…

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Transportation help for outage workers

October 1, 2014

A deal with Seneca would help Duke Energy accommodate traffic from thousands of contract workers who are due in the area the next two months for a scheduled major outage at the Oconee Nuclear Station. At City Hall last night, Seneca Administrator Greg Dietterick announced that the city and Duke are negotiating a deal in…

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Trial week three expected to be the last

October 1, 2014

Trial week three expected to be the last 0730, Wed., 1 October 2014..lrm An Oconee County medical malpractice trial, now in its third week, is taking a toll on the jury. Outside the presence of the jury yesterday, Judge Cordell Maddox told the lawyers that he’s worried about “the jury’s frustration level.” There are some…

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Fairgrounds worker injured

October 1, 2014

A worker at the Foothills Heritage Fairgrounds required hospital treatment yesterday when he was shocked as he reached inside an electrical panel box. Oconee Emergency Services identified the worker as an employee of the amusement ride company and said he was thrown back a few feet once the shock set in. Charlie King of Oconee…

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Third meeting produces a vote

October 1, 2014

A school that serves troubled boys in Mountain Rest lost its bid last night for an exception to the county’s zoning rules to construct a new dormitory that would allow Whetstone Academy to enroll as many as 32 boys. But the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals needed two and a half hours to reach the…

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Man arrested worked at school in dual role

October 1, 2014

  The man police arrested Monday on the charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree worked at Walhalla High School in a dual capacity. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said Terrence Tremayne Galloway worked as a custodian who also was an assistant football coach. But Thorsland said Galloway, a 23-year old Pendleton…

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School custodian arrested

September 30, 2014

A man the police describe as a janitor at Walhalla High School has been arrested and charged with sexual conduct with a student. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this afternoon said Terrence Tremayne Galloway, 23-year old Pendleton resident, was arrested yesterday afternoon, based on an investigation that alleges sexual contact and communication between him and a 15-year…

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  • 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
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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