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Ripple of One success story Rebecca Roach

March 25, 2014

The strides by a young woman toward a better life are being heralded this week by Ripple of One, an Oconee United Way initiative. Rebecca Roach’s progress in learning parenting skills and how to better manage money position her to become the Ripple of One’s first graduate. The program relies on trained, un-paid volunteers to…

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Sandifer Funeral Home names new GM

March 25, 2014
Sandifer Funeral Home names new GM

 A 12-year employee of the Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster, Brian Allen, has been promoted to general manager. According to an announcement by the Sandifer family, the funeral business has been in the blood of Allen since he was a boy. Allen is a graduate of Walhalla High School, continued his education at Tri-County Technical…

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Laurens hospital officials visit OMC

March 25, 2014

The board of directors at Oconee Medical Center adjourned to a closed session in the company of two representatives from the Laurens hospital—part of the due diligence as the Oconee hospital goes about deciding whether a potential affiliation with the Greenville Health Systems is worthwhile. GHS now operates the Laurens hospital as part of a…

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Positive gain of $1M for OMC

March 25, 2014

Financially-troubled Oconee Medical Center took in one million dollars more than it spent during February, but its financial officer cautioned against the notion that happy days are here again. Kevin Herbert’s report to the hospital board reflected one-time payments from the federal government for implementing electronic medical records. And Herbert stressed the words one-time. Because…

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Cain and Inabinett at forum

March 25, 2014

The two hopefuls for Seat Three, Oconee County Council took part in a League of Women Voters forum—eight days before special primary day April 1. And Andy Inabinett raised the question as to why his opponent, Paul Cain, would accept three, $1 thousand dollar contributions from Columbia-based political action committees. Inabinet said last night, “I…

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The ACA: fair game for two get togethers

March 24, 2014

The Affordable Care Act will be fair game during a pair of meetings this week in Seneca and Clemson. Tomorrow night the League of Women Voters will hold a panel discussion covering various aspects of the health care law, including an overview of the insurance policies available in the area. Reba Cartee will represent Oconee…

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CU bike survey shows women and helmets are scarce

March 24, 2014

More men than women shift gears at Clemson University. According to a report on bike ridership and walking, nearly 80 percent of the bicyclists riding to and from campus are males. The Clemson Bicycle and Pedestrian 2013 Count Report helps leaders consider the opportunities to support the use of alternative modes of transportation on the…

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CATbus Red Route permanent change

March 24, 2014

A bus route change affecting service at Clemson. Starting today, the CATbus Red Route will no longer operate on the section of Old Central Road—between Calhoun Street and Lindsay Road. According to the city of Clemson, it’s a permanent change because of situations beyond the city’s control.

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Voluntary retirement offered

March 24, 2014

Voluntary retirement offers are being made to Oconee Medical Center employees who qualify, but a hospital spokesman says this is nothing new. Hunter Kome, chief operating officer, said today, “We are offering voluntary exit right now as an expense reduction measure. We typically offer it three or four times per year. The census (patient number)…

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Zoning Seneca Rail Site

March 24, 2014

A zoning classification to cover property where Oconee County and the city of Seneca are developing an industrial park is up for consideration during a meeting tonight at the county administrative complex in Walhalla. The county Planning Commission will take up the Seneca Rail Site as part of its 6 o’clock meeting tonight in county…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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