West Union councilwoman hands in her keys

Out of frustration, West Union Councilwoman Sharon Zimmerman resigned last night and handed in her Town Hall keys.  Zimmerman expressed concerns that the lack of town office workers has stymied the day to day business of town government.  But the council last night approved the hiring of replacements for two positions.  West Union also has a help wanted sign out […]

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City councils hold private meetings

Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey says the city council took no action last night after a closed-door meeting related to the job of code enforcement.  Two other governing bodies, with their attorneys, also went behind closed doors.  At the request of town attorney Ann Sullivan, West Union Town Council went into executive session to consider a potential legal claim.  After its […]

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Doctors vote TO UNIFY

“The Medical Staff of GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital has voted to join the Greenville health System unified Medical Staff.”  That’s the start of a memorandum this morning from Dr. Todd Crowe, chief of the Oconee Medical Staff, to medical staff members.  In all, says Crowe, 71 physicians cast ballots, and unification passed 42-29 among the whole group. But, among only […]

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Guilty to federal firearm charge

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that Mark Stone entered a guilty plea in federal court in Anderson, to Possessing a Firearm after a Felony Conviction.  U- S District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the pre-sentence report.  Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that […]

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“Roads and bridges” on Alexander’s mind

This will be a big week in the State Senate for South Carolina’s effort to repair its roads and bridges.  State Senator Thomas Alexander says he’s looking forward to hearing this afternoon from the newly-confirmed Secretary of Transportation, Christy Hall.  On Thursday, the Oconee-Pickens Republican said, he expects his chamber to do more work on a bill to address the […]

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The cold delays new sidewalk

For the next couple of days, concrete pouring for new Walhalla sidewalk on the south side of Main Street between Ann and Tugaloo streets is subject to the weather.  According to the Streetscape contractor, “With the cold temperatures we are concerned about pouring concrete for the next couple of days.  We will be forming for concrete pours in various locations […]

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Agreement in principle reached by school trustees

At their work session, Oconee school trustees agreed in principle to a transfer to the Town of Salem of the buildings that will no longer be needed for the middle and high school once the current academic year finishes.  Salem, thru its town attorney, has expressed interest in the complex and the transaction could have ramifications for county library branch […]

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Medical Staff vote to be announced today

By secret ballot, the Oconee Memorial Hospital Medical Staff voted on whether to unify with Greenville Hospital System, but the result won’t be announced until today.  The doctors cast their vote last night as part of a dinner meeting at a Lake Keowee restaurant that featured a presentation from Dr. Chris Wright, the GHS chief medical officer, and what amounted […]

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Crash at Seneca intersection

A late afternoon wreck occurred at a downtown Seneca intersection.  A hospital ambulance attended to those involved, though one responder told 101.7/WGOG NEWS no one appeared to have been seriously hurt in the accident at the North Second-Townville 4-way stop.  Because the accident involved a Seneca Light and Water pickup truck, the city police deferred investigation to the state patrol.

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