Businesswoman to take hospital board seat

Businesswoman Elaine Turner has been elected to succeed Bo Wilhite as a member of the board of directors of Oconee Memorial Hospital. Turner was the choice during a board meeting last week—the same meeting at which Wilhite was commended for two terms of service. Hunter Kome, OMC Campus President, says Turner begins a three-year term next month, but won’t attend […]

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Graduation time ahead at Southern Wesleyan

Graduates of Southern Wesleyan will be recognized during two ceremonies this month on the Central campus. Speaker will be Michael Batchelor, chief executive officer of Baptist Easley Hospital. Janice Hartsoe, university registrar, predicts that 262 degrees will be conferred. Students graduating from the university’s traditional program will participate in the ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. There will also […]

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Moving up the court calendar

The pre-trial settlement of an auto accident lawsuit has moved to trial position number one Oconee County’s oldest pending civil lawsuit. It’s the seven-year old case that alleges fraud and misrepresentation by a Duke Energy subsidiary that acquired property more than 50 years ago to build what today is the Keowee-Toxaway project in Oconee County. A court officer tells 96.3/WGOG […]

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Are you prepared for winter storm?

South Carolina wants all of its residents to know about ice and snow and the importance of staying connected for emergency information during winter’s bad weather. This is the first time that the state of South Carolina, together with the National Weather Service, has co-sponsored Winter Weather Awareness Week. Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina Adjutant General, offers this advice, […]

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Parade tonight in Clemson

Santa Claus moves tonight from Seneca to Clemson. The city of Clemson’s annual Christmas parade is planned for 6 o’clock on College Avenue, highway 93, to Strode Circle. Festivities that start one hour before the parade include hot chocolate and a performance by the “Yams.”

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Construction suspended for worker’s funeral

Work on the project at Seneca’s water plant was suspended yesterday for the funeral in Liberty of the 54-year old worker who died Friday at a Greenville hospital. Coroner Karl Addis said Charles Austin Keeler died Friday morning in the neuro-trauma unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Keeler was hospitalized after a fall November 19 from a scissors lift onto a […]

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HIV testing encouraged

Today is World AIDS Day and, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, 15,700 people are living with HIV in South Carolina. HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS, is preventable. “We strongly encourage everyone to learn their status by being tested for HIV,” said Janet Tapp, director of DHEC’s STD/HIV Division. “As part of our effort […]

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