Refinancing hospital debt

At a meeting tomorrow morning, the board of trustees of GHS—the Greenville Health System—will consider a resolution to refinance the debt owed by Oconee Memorial Hospital. When GHS took over OMH last October, it assumed about $70 million in bond indebtedness and what are called “related interest rate swaps.” A spokeswoman says GHS has determined it is “financially favorable” for […]

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Bataan Death March survivor still walking!

Clemson legend and Bataan Death March survivor Ben Skardon, now at the age of 97 years old, will walk eight and a half miles this Sunday in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Skardon has taken part in the event seven previous times. But it’s nothing like what he and his […]

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Arrests made at scene of car dealership crime

Two men have been arrested at a car dealership crime scene in Oconee County. The men were arrested shortly before 3:15 Saturday morning at Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge after a deputy sheriff found a broken passenger window in a Dodge Challenger and one of the two men in the backseat of the car. Law enforcement reports show that John Michael […]

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At this point, former Seneca plant only….

Oconee Sheriff’s Office is stressing again today that a mis-use of personnel files from a former manufacturing plant at Seneca remains a possibility. But it’s enough of a possibility for those potentially affected to beware. The Sheriff’s Office last week announced that its investigators were working a case of identity fraud and discovered there is the possibility that personnel files […]

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A “tool” for annexation

Westminster will consider a tool used by other South Carolina municipalities to make it easier to grow its city limits—thru annexation. At their meeting tomorrow evening, the mayor and council are scheduled to consider first reading of an ordinance that places a deed restriction on the property of those outside municipal limits requiring them to agree to be annexed when […]

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Suspect arrested in Sonny’s Bar and Grill shootings

  An arrest has occurred of a suspect in the investigation of homicide and shootings last weekend at a bar near Seneca. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Reginald Tywan Bland was placed in custody Thursday night in Greenwood County and has since been moved to the Oconee Detention Center. Authorities say they believe Bland, a 34-year old resident of Joe […]

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Partial settlement in “John Doe” case

A partial settlement has been reported in the case of a man who claims he was abused by a teacher while he was a student in Oconee public schools. A mediator, Karl Folkens of Florence, signed an order that settles the case of “John Doe” as it applies to the Oconee School District. The terms of the settlement with the […]

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Speedway racing called off

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of the season opener at the Anderson Motor Speedway.  Showers,  increased wind, and lower temperatures forecast today and, combined, they do not make good racing weather.  Anderson Speedway management made the call early to try to head off the racing teams that travel to Anderson from Georgia and North Carolina.  Anderson Motor Speedway will […]

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Fraud risk for ex-WestPoint Stevens workers

Individuals who worked for the former WestPoint Stevens plant at Seneca are being advised to check their credit reports and report any fraudulent activity to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are working a case of identity fraud and have determined there’s a chance that personnel files from the West Point Seneca plant may have been stolen and used to open […]

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Daniel students learn how to monitor water quality

Thirty-seven students at Daniel High School, under the guidance of Clemson graduate students, spent several months examining the water quality of Indian Creek in the Clemson Experimental Forest. The “What’s in Our Waters” project, created by five Clemson graduate students, has grown to 12 mentors who help to educate high school students in Pickens and Anderson counties about a variety […]

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