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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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Out of control fire near Salem!

February 25, 2014

Near Salem last night, a brush fire spread to a building. And that fire kept fire fighters busy for one hour. The fire was reported shortly before 8 o’clock on Crestview Drive near Quarterhorse Lane.

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Candidates bat the issues!

February 25, 2014

Challengers for seats on Seneca City Council are suggesting better ways to run city government and believe new blood is needed. Their incumbent opponents, while conceding things can be improved, are defending their record in office which they believe will demonstrate that the city spending is paying off with new jobs and will result in…

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Outpouring of concern at OMC!

February 25, 2014

Oconee County residents sat one and two rows deep last night in the meeting room of the board of directors at Oconee Medical Center. One month after a surprise announcement that the hospital at Seneca is entertaining the idea of affiliating with a larger health care organization, several Oconeeans took advantage of a chance to…

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Jury picked for criminal court trial

February 24, 2014

A jury has been selected to begin hearing testimony in the case of South Carolina versus Oconee County resident Kevin Todd Adams. The start of testimony is planned tomorrow morning in General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Adams, 40 years old, was arrested in May 2011 as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the…

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Chase starts in Walhalla and ends on SC 11

February 24, 2014

A police chase that started in Walhalla ended miles out of town. But it ended with the police and county officers finally getting their man. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla police says a city officer spotted an SUV run off College Street late Friday afternoon. Blue lights and sirens were turned on, but Rogers…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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