Martha Moore and the police get an apology!

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The Walhalla Streetscape contractor issued an apology today to both the police department and to Martha Moore, who operates Martha’s Marketplace Café.  Both the police and Moore had been led to believe that their buildings yesterday would have had no electric power service for a period of two hours.  But Duke Energy canceled its plan to make the switch from […]

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Governance discussion still ongoing

The Greenville Health System says it wants to remain a public, not-for-profit organization but one that could become part of a larger multi-regional not-for-profit health system.  GHS’s announcement states, “The proposal would maintain the current Greenville operations as a preeminent safety-net healthcare system but also give it the flexibility to explore partnerships with other governmental, not-for-profit entities that are currently […]

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The hospitals’ collaboration one year later

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Top hospital officials one year later appear to be satisfied with their arrangement.  When the calendar turns a page tomorrow to October 1, it will have been one year since what was a private not for profit Oconee Memorial Hospital joined the public non-profit regional hospital care provider Greenville Health System.  A 101.7/WGOG NEWS joint interview yesterday with GHS CEO […]

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Master planners to visit Walhalla

Work on Walhalla’s master plan will start next week when representatives of a planning and design company spend three days in the County Seat.  The planners from Alta Planning and Design from Greenville will take driving tour of the city and meet with a steering committee, the mayor and city council, and the chamber of commerce.  In those settings and […]

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Not so fast on plans for wineries

The pursuit of Salem area developments that would eventually see wineries built near the Nimmons Bridge and Stamp Creek roads will be delayed at least one month while Oconee’s planning staff takes a closer look at everything involved.  The consensus last night of the county planning commissioners was to delay a vote on a zoning change needed by developer Russ […]

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Seneca reacts to federal court filing

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Seneca has issued a statement in response to reports that lawyers for the Hammond family have entered the federal court system in an attempt to pry loose investigative findings of what happened to the Hammond’s son.  The city issued this statement:  “The City of Seneca has cooperated with all investigators in this case and like everyone involved we await its […]

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Apartment complex scene of shooting and drug probe

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The Seneca police chief says the investigation of a shooting Monday night at an apartment complex led to the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory.  And, for much of yesterday, one building at Fair-Oaks Village on Lindsay Road was off-limits while a contract service decontaminated the building.  Chief John Covington says his officers investigated what appears to have been a self-inflicted […]

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New budget means added jobs, no rate increase

For a third year, the trustees who manage the Greenville Hospital System have decided there will be no rate increase.  The trustees today approved a 2015-16 budget of $2.2 billion to cover their health care facilities, which include the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The budget projects an additional 564 jobs within GHS.  And Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Memorial Campus, […]

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Oconeean charged with receiving stolen goods

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A piece of machinery, worth $12 thousand dollars, stolen in Simpsonville turned up in Oconee County where a 29-year old man was arrested.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest Friday of Casey Adam Spurlock of the Rodgers Road.  A deputy obtained a warrant alleging Spurlock sold a stolen Bobcat MT 55 to another man for $9 thousand with the […]

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