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Five hurt in two-related Seneca wrecks

January 24, 2014

The police in Seneca say the injuries to five people who went for hospital treatment a multiple-vehicle accident yesterday are all non-life threatening. Lt. Robert Tribble said two of the injured went to Oconee Medical Center by ambulance and three others went on their own for treatment. What happened shortly before 10 yesterday morning just…

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Businessman assumes OMC chair seat

January 24, 2014

An Oconee businessman has risen to chairman of the board at Oconee Medical Center. Rick Phillips succeeds Dr. Bill Howiler, who leaves the board of directors after two terms in office. Besides Phillips, the slate of new hospital officers are Thelma Miller, vice chairwoman; Bo Wilhite, secretary; and Cecil Turner, treasurer.    

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Future freshmen to gather at WOHS

January 24, 2014

Imagine you’ve attended nothing other than a small elementary or middle school and, all of a sudden, you’re headed to your county’s largest high school. That’s what lies ahead for the next rising class of 9th graders at West-Oak High School. The school has announced “Future Freshmen Night” for the future class of 2018 and…

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Accident near Walhalla injures one

January 24, 2014

An accident shortly before 8:30 last night injured one person near Walhalla. The injured, identified as a female, required a trip to the hospital after a one-vehicle accident near the Oconee Rock Quarry. Elsewhere, public safety responders were busy with a brush fire and, in Long Creek, a chimney fire.

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Transit task force moves to expand bus service

January 24, 2014

In its first meeting, Oconee’s Transit Advisory Task Force voted to ask County Council to fund a study to implement an expansion of bus passenger service beyond Seneca and the limited un-incorporated areas now served with Clemson Area Transit routes. Last night’s meeting was only minutes old before Chairman Scott Moulder sensed a consensus of…

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Here it comes: rate increase from the USPS

January 23, 2014

If you are a patron of the U-S Postal Service, you have until Sunday to get ready for postage rate increases. Chief among them is the cost of a first class letter moving from 46-cents to 49-cents. The Postal Service’s Harry Spratlin in Columbia says many people have offset the effects of that increase by…

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Dr. Howiler looks back at 10 years

January 23, 2014

A retired doctor living in the far western Oconee County community of Madison can look back these days on ten years as part of the policy-making board of Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Bill Howiler spent eight of those years as board chairman until January 1, when OMC rules required him to vacate his seat after…

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Night time burglary leads to arrest

January 23, 2014

A four-day investigation of a Walhalla home burglary led to the arrest yesterday of a 42-year old man. The police say Joey Lane Donald became the prime suspect on the very night that windows were broken and entry was made to a home on S. Spring Street. Curtis Rogers, assistant police chief, said North Carolina…

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For $35, Westminster to get police vehicle

January 23, 2014

The Westminster police are about to get their hands on a used vehicle that they’ll be able to use for patrol or narcotics work, and officer Rory Jones says it’s only going to cost $35 dollars. The $35 dollars is the money that’s required as part of a trade. The police department will swap a…

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Seniors targeted in phone scam

January 23, 2014

Seniors are being targeted in a telephone scam, and Senior Solutions, serving Oconee and Anderson counties, says this scam resembles others that try to obtain personal information. Three members of the Senior Solutions Marketplace Cinema Center in Anderson report they were victims. The scam works this way: A call shows up on caller I-D as…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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