The sale of the old courthouse

After Tuesday next week, builder Tom Markovich may be on his way to realizing his dream to turn Oconee’s former courthouse into a hotel.  The County Council Tuesday night is set to give the first of three required readings to an ordinance that conveys the dilapidating building at Walhalla’s Main and S. Church to a Markovich group called “Historic Oconee […]

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Caution urged due to possible Joaquin impact

Whether you are bound for what could be a wet Clemson game Saturday night or whether you simply want to get away from Hurricane Joaquinn’s effect on the low and mid state, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) urges motorists to use caution and avoid flooded roadways in the coming days.  Rain causes wet pavement, which reduces vehicle traction […]

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Projected: $3 million increase in uncompensated care

Hospitals within the Greenville Hospital System have attained success in steering nearly two thousand uninsured patients into programs that focus on education and care.  Yet the cost to hospitals for uncompensated care continues to rise.  The budget for Oconee Memorial Hospital for fiscal year 2016 includes about $29 million for charity and bad debt expense.  Hunter Kome, president of the […]

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Meeting tonight in Salem!

If you have an interest in Oconee County’s future, Salem is the place to be tonight.  At 6 o’clock at the Community Center, county planning staff will present an updated version of the Oconee Comprehensive Plan.  Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development, says everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Man found dead at fire scene

After a stop was made to an Oconee mobile home fire, the body of a 36-year old man was found inside a bedroom.  Coroner Karl Addis says preliminary investigation indicates the death appears to be a self-destructive event and yesterday’s death was caused by a gun shot wound to the head.  The coroner’s office last night was attempting to notify […]

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Billy King

Billy George King, 76, of 207 Chateau Road, Anderson died Monday at AnMed Hospital.  He was the husband of Clara Patterson King.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are […]

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Frankie Morehead

Frank “Frankie” Elton Morehead, 63, of 1724 Dr. John’s Road, Westminster died Tuesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A celebration of life will be 4 p-m Friday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 3-4 pm, prior to the service at the church.  Burial follows in the church cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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Mitigating strategies still work in progress

Nearly three and a half years later, strategies in this country to mitigate potential damage from the kind of accident and natural disaster that befell Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant remain a work in progress for the United States.  There was a letter last week from the NRC’s Japan Lesson-Learned Division to the vice president of Oconee Nuclear Station.  NRC […]

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