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OMC: “We want to hear from YOU!”

February 26, 2014

According to Oconee Medical Center, your opinion is important when it comes to a potential affiliation with the Greenville Health Systems. OMC is gathering comments to help its board of directors make the important decision. You can register your thoughts by calling 864/885-7191, by email at feedback@oconeemed.org or by going to the website www.oconeemed.org/feedback.  …

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Cell tower vote delayed

February 26, 2014

Oconee County has decided to delay a vote on whether to vary from its zoning law to allow a cell tower in Mountain Rest—-in spite of a large turnout of support last night for the Verizon application. Josh Stephens, zoning administrator, advised the board of zoning appeals of several points on which the county requires…

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Group invites OCC #3 candidates

February 26, 2014

Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet have a date to mark for their political calendars. The two hopefuls to fill the un-expired term of the late Archie Barron on Oconee County Council have been invited to speak during the next meeting of the group Limited Government for Oconee. The meeting takes place 6 o’clock Thursday night,…

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Stirring the waters political

February 26, 2014

Seneca resident Allen Yarid wants his city to release a copy of a January financial report which he claims shows the city has lost wealth and has seen the value of its assets decrease. Speaking during the public comment part of last night’s meeting at City Hall, Yarid suggested the report is something that city…

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Seneca moves ahead with major utility projects

February 26, 2014

Seneca moves forward with a pair of major utility improvement projects. At a special meeting, the city council signed off for the final time on an application, seeking an $11.6 million state loan to pay for work at the Seneca water treatment plant at the tip of Normandy Shores on Lake Keowee. It’s a loan…

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Guilty pleas settle copper power line crime

February 26, 2014

Pleas of guilty have settled a 2011 crime in Oconee that victimized the Duke Energy Corporation. Officers of Oconee General Sessions Court say three men yesterday pleaded guilty to offenses alleging “Metals/Injury to real property, fixtures or improvements to obtain nonferrous metals, damage of more than $10,000.” General Sessions Judge Rupert Markley Dennis meted out…

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Deputy involved in accident

February 26, 2014

The Walhalla police say a county deputy and his squad car were involved in an accident late yesterday afternoon. The highway patrol investigated the accident around 5 o’clock at the traffic light intersection of SC 28 and Earle Street.

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OMC posts loss for January

February 25, 2014

Oconee Medical Center posted a negative bottom line in January for $22,771–traced to lower-than-expected patient numbers spending nights in the hospital. The board of directors heard a report that, for the year to date, OMC counts a negative bottom line of $452,302. The hospital had about 63 patients in the hospital per day in January,…

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One hearing, one vote

February 25, 2014

Seneca has approved a certificate of appropriateness for re-modeling work at a doctor’s office inside the city’s historic district. After a hearing last night at City Hall, the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificate for Dr. Daniel Smith’s medical office at 106 Ramcat Alley. City planner Tamy Sanford says the certificate will allow for…

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Special West Union meeting

February 25, 2014

A meeting tonight at West Union Town Hall is aimed at determining the small town’s true geographical borders. According to Mayor Linda Oliver, when her town was founded in the mid-19th century, the boundaries were drawn in a circle. But Oliver is confident that, as the result of the annexation of properties over the years,…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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