Split verdict by Oconee jury

A 22-year old Townville man has been found guilty on three of five charges.  The judge’s sentence sends Robert Jeffrey Hughes to prison for five years, followed by five years probation.  The Oconee jury found Hughes guilty of failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen vehicle, and a lesser charge of malicious injury to property.  He […]

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Equipment troubles at the second-year Oconee jail

Oconee County wants the project general contractor to address equipment troubles at the second-year county jail.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this afternoon confirmed that among those with concerns is Councilman Wayne McCall, chairman of the county’s law enforcement committee.  Crenshaw said, “Captain Pruitt has submitted a list of warranty items for New South Construction to address. The one year warranty expires […]

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Hospital annexation possibility in play

  The board that controls Oconee Memorial Hospital property has asked for more information from the city of Seneca about the possibility of annexation.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, says, “It appears that our water and sewer rates would be significantly lower due to being inside the city limits.  The Board will consider the matter again at […]

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Dawn Whitlow

Westminster – Dawn Propes Whitlaw, 84, widow of the late James Leandrew Whitlaw, 340 Match Play Lane, passed away August 23, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at the funeral home. The family […]

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Owner of stolen truck testifies

A resident of Oconee’s Dairy Farm Road said he went to bed one night last May and awoke the next morning to discover that his fire engine red pickup truck was missing.  This morning’s testimony by Tony Norris was part of the state’s accumulation of witness evidence against defendant Robert Jeffrey Hughes.  This is day two of the trial of […]

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Robot and drones put on a show at Clemson

A robot and high-flying drones burrowed through and buzzed above Clemson University farm acreage this month in a demonstration of how to improve the collection of crop data to benefit agricultural production.  The state’s agriculture commissioner, Hugh Weathers, was among those there for the demonstration on 15 acres of experimental sorghum plots on the grounds of Simpson Research Farm in […]

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Congressman offers his congratulations

  Congressman Jeff Duncan congratulated Duke Energy  after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project.  In a statement, Duncan said, “Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project will allow Duke to continue to provide clean, renewable hydroelectric power to the region as well as critical cooling water for Oconee Nuclear Station. This is a […]

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“Second year of growth” at Oconee hospital

  The president of the Oconee Medical Campus of Greenville Health System proclaims “a second year of growth” since the Oconee hospital was absorbed into the GHS system.  In a report last night to the Oconee Medical Holdings Board, Hunter Kome gave figures thru July showing an operating margin for Oconee of 7.3% and increases in discharged patients of 6.8% […]

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Hospital board takes up YMCA project

  The board that governs property on the campus of Oconee Memorial Hospital went into a closed meeting last night to focus on the project to allow a YMCA to be built on the hospital grounds.  Board members included in their executive session city administrator Greg Dietterick and Paul Cook, representing Greenville Health System.  “We have some pretty specific details […]

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