New budget means added jobs, no rate increase

For a third year, the trustees who manage the Greenville Hospital System have decided there will be no rate increase.  The trustees today approved a 2015-16 budget of $2.2 billion to cover their health care facilities, which include the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The budget projects an additional 564 jobs within GHS.  And Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Memorial Campus, […]

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Oconeean charged with receiving stolen goods

Casey Adam Spurlock

A piece of machinery, worth $12 thousand dollars, stolen in Simpsonville turned up in Oconee County where a 29-year old man was arrested.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest Friday of Casey Adam Spurlock of the Rodgers Road.  A deputy obtained a warrant alleging Spurlock sold a stolen Bobcat MT 55 to another man for $9 thousand with the […]

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Highway work “when weather clears”

When the weather clears, and that seems to be a big if around these parts, look for a DOT-approved contractor to start work on Oconee County’s first roundabout of modern time.  Thrift Development Corporation announces it is about to start the project at Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca.  There will be lane closures, and the work is […]

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Despite minor fire, restaurant open today

In spite of a minor fire, the China Wok restaurant next to Applewood Shopping Center will be open for business today.  According to the Seneca Fire Department, smoke from a minor fire was discovered there this morning.  The fire department’s Chris Cartee said a pot on the stove was left on during the night, though the fire did not spread […]

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Federal suit announced in Hammond case

The attorney for Zachary Hammond’s family has given notice that a civil lawsuit is expected to be placed on record today in the Anderson division of the U-S District Court.  It pertains to the estate of Hammond and names as defendants the Seneca police, Mark Tiller, and John Covington.  As explained by Hammond attorneys, the federal court action is aimed […]

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Government service agenecy opposes transmission line

The board of directors for a regional government service agency based at Greenville, with Oconee County representation, is charged with promoting prosperity, community development, and quality of life within the region.  Yet when it comes to the area’s major electric power supplier, the board of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments has gone on record against Duke Energy’s controversial […]

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Hospital budget to be voted this morning

Once again the business of the Greenville Health System, parent company of Oconee Memorial, is a $2 billlion dollar-plus budget.  The trustees who set the policy for all hospitals within GHS are meeting this morning to consider a 2016 budget to total $2.2 billion and create an additional 564 jobs.  For a third straight year, the recommendation is to hold […]

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Rain impedes Walhalla Streetscape work

Hutch ‘N Son tried but, as the contractor’s Patty Hutchinson said, “The wet weather is stronger than we are.”  Duke Energy cancelled its plan to make an electric power changeover this morning at College and Main.  Demotion work is about to start on a third block—N. Main between Spring and College streets. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Highway 59 accident injures one

An ambulance transported one person from the scene of an accident this morning on South Carolina 59 about one mile south of 24/the West-Oak Highway.  According to a report from the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, the trouble there began with a disabled tractor-trailer truck.  A car struck a road tractor attempting to assist the large truck and, according to the […]

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Service academy information session

High school students who have interest in attending one of the U-S five service military academies can learn about the application and nomination process during an event from 3 to 4:30 this afternoon at the Anderson County Library at 300 N. McDuffie Street in Anderson.  Senator Tim Scott has directed members of his staff to be present during the 90-minute […]

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