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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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To promote from within

September 27, 2014

Walhalla’s next second-in-command of the police department likely will be an officer already on the force. That’s what Chief Ronald Wilbanks indicated Friday when asked about whom he will choose to succeed the retiring Curtis Rogers. Capt. Rogers officially calls it a career on Tuesday. He will have completed 25-years in law enforcement. At a…

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Farewell to a policeman!

September 26, 2014

Retirement will deprive Walhalla of its second highest ranking police officer.  Capt. Curtis Rogers is leaving the city police department.  And, at this hour, a drop-in for Rogers is taking place.

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Jury pool summoned for October trial

September 26, 2014

About 90 Oconeeans have been directed by the Common Pleas Court to report as a jury pool for a trial next month in which Oconee County will defend itself against a contractor’s claim for $1.9 million. From that pool the court would choose a 12-member jury to hear the case. From the jury pool, a…

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Common Pleas trial resumes Monday

September 26, 2014

Once the work day starts Monday, the 4th floor courtroom at the Oconee Courthouse will revert to the remainder of a civil trial that’s already two weeks old.  The next phase of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation is expected to be the defense although, according to trial officials,…

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Calendar

  • May 17, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • May 22, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 23, 2015 3:00 pmCrossroads Baptist Church No. 2 Youth Fish Fry
  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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