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Regional health care collaboration

June 25, 2013
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Last week’s announcement of a marriage between hospitals in Greenville and Laurens will have zilch effect on Oconee County’s hospital, according to Jeanne Ward. At the request of 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Ward, OMC president/CEO, addressed the acquisition of the Laurens hospital by the Greenville Hospital System. Speaking before last night’s meeting of her board of directors,…

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Transportation bill signed

June 25, 2013
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Governor Nikki Haley signed the state’s infrastructure transportation bill which she says makes a substantial investment toward the state’s worsening roads and bridges. During a ceremony, Haley explained House bill 3360 will be a jobs saver. The DOT will transfer $50 million a year to an infrastructure bank. Fifty percent of the sales tax collected…

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“Another Debbie DuBose”

June 25, 2013
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A department head change at Oconee Medical Center. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO, announced during last night’s board meeting Cortni Nations will succeed Debbie DuBose as executive director of the OMC Foundation. The foundation serves as the private sector fund-raising arm for the hospital and its services. Most recently, Nations has directed the Mountain Lakes AccessHealth project.…

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CU tuition increases

June 25, 2013
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A three percent undergraduate tuition increase approved by Clemson University’s board of trustees yesterday will help pay for the cost of additional faculty members and enhancements in student engagement programs, technology and facilities. The increase amounts to $190 a semester for in-state students and $444 for out-of-state students. According to Clemson, the in-state and out-of-state…

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Equipment trouble on the river

June 24, 2013
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Trouble with equipment being used in the Chattooga River recovery operations made for a short day. “The very latest is that we have just actually suspended operations on the river, so the recovery crew team is heading in now. We’ve had some equipment problems, so we’ll be fixing those now and heading back out again…

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Graham sends letter to Russian ambassador

June 24, 2013
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U-S Senator Lindsey Graham released a letter he has written to the Russian ambassador to the United States about Edward Snowden, alleged leaker of U-S secrets. It reads: “Mr. Ambassador: Media reports have indicated that Mr. Edward Snowden took a flight from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Reports also indicate that…

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Recovery efforts resume

June 24, 2013
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Recovery efforts continue this morning in the search for the body of Thomas Hill, 50, who fell from a raft last week as part of a Sherwin-Williams corporate trip. ”The team continues to work in dangerous conditions today to find Mr. Hill,” said Incident Commander Scott Loftis. “Safety has been our number one objective throughout the…

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Walhallans arrested and home condemned

June 24, 2013
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Two Walhallans were arrested by the police Friday and charged with abuse or neglect with great bodily injury of a vulnerable adult, according to Captain Curtis Rogers. Law enforcement records identify the two people arrested as Kristin Sarah Orr and Mitchell David Orr, both of Wagener Circle. Rogers says the police received an anonymous request…

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SCI withdraws tower request

June 24, 2013
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The Oconee County zoning administrator confirmed this morning that a company seeking permission to put up a cell phone tower in Long Creek has withdrawn its application. Josh Stephens, the zoning administrator, said his office was informed late last week by the SCI legal representative that the company will pursue other properties for the tower.…

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Phone scam warning to others

June 24, 2013
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A woman near Walhalla picked up the phone last week and thought she heard her grandson say he had been involved in a car accident in South America and needed money. The caller sounded like her grandson and knew certain things about their family. Later she realized he was not her grandson, and when she…

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