Ebola response plan

The Greenville Health System has developed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals, such as Oconee Memorial, and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide regional referral system. More details about the regional system are to be released later this week. GHS officials say they already had extensive protocols in place to safely treat patients with […]

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“Call to Action” staged against domestic violence

About 250 people rallied last night in Walhalla to hear a message for them to use faith and get involved in helping to eliminate domestic violence. Among the speakers, Becky Callaham of the domestic shelter organization Safe Harbor said most victims of domestic violence are not hearing their pastors speak about the subject. Callaham added, at times, when the message […]

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Cars of the future to be demonstrated in Greenville

Cars that drive themselves, electric vehicles that charge wirelessly and other automotive technology that once seemed straight out of science fiction will be put in the spotlight this week when automotive experts from throughout the Southeast gather in Greenville. An event Thursday and Friday will showcase the growing research and development capabilities in South Carolina’s automotive sector. Seminars will take […]

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John Dalen champions a lawsuit

A Westminster businessman who has been fighting a bank’s attempt to foreclose on his home is spreading the word about a lawsuit that originated nearly 300 miles away. And John Dalen says if the plaintiffs succeed, it could mean money for Oconee County government. At a recent Oconee County Council meeting, Dalen handed out copies of a lawsuit that challenges […]

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Whitewater Falls work project

The U-S Forest Service plans to replace water lines at the Whitewater Falls Recreation Area in Jackson County, North Carolina beginning Monday, November 17 and finishing Wednesday, November 26. The work depends on the weather, and the recreation area will remain open during the project. Access and egress will be limited to one lane. The restroom facilities will be closed […]

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South Carolina’s early voting is absentee

Unlike some states, South Carolina does not offer early voting. But there is a way to beat the rush on Election Day. If you qualify, you can vote absentee. Some of the common qualifications to vote absentee are persons 65 and older, physically disabled persons, and those who plan to be on vacation on Election Day. The state Election Commission […]

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Buoys on the lake and drough update

An issue front and center on the minds of lake users is the removal of what the state deems illegal buoys. And that issue will leadoff a public meeting at 6:30 Thursday night at Duke’s World of Energy. FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee—has made arrangements to present two officers of South Carolina DNR to explain why some buoys have been removed […]

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Oconee Veterans Council receives donation

  A $1 thousand donation has been made to the Oconee Veterans Council by Chapter #748 Military Order of the Purple Heart in Oconee County. Jerry Dyar, public information officer for the Veterans Council, says, “These guys have been helping financially distressed veterans and their families through our organization for a number of years. With the coming holidays, we all realize […]

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A seat reserved for Oconee

Oconee will have a voice on the regional board of trustees that makes policy decisions for the Greenville Health System.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, announced last night that the process is underway.  Oconeeans may submit their names for consideration.  One GHS seat is reserved for an Oconee resident; a second seat will go to someone who […]

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Fall back one hour

Turn those wrist watches and clocks back one hour starting this weekend. Early Sunday morning Daylight Saving Time will end for another year. A good way to keep up with the time change is to turn clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night and you’ll be on time when you awake Sunday morning.

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