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Hearings to address future passenger rail

May 29, 2013
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Three public hearings take place next week in the Carolinas and Georgia to gather public opinion for the development of a passenger rail corridor plan for new service between Atlanta and Charlotte. One of those hearings takes place in the Greenville area—-from 4 to 7 p-m Wednesday, June 5 in Greer at 301 E. Poinsett…

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Library projects rate a 40

May 29, 2013
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The package of library improvements countywide have rated 40.1%, according to a ranking assigned today by the Oconee Capital Project Advisory Committee. Based on a scale of one-to-one-hundred, 40 sounds low—but not actually, in the opinion of committee chairman Paul Corbeil and fellow committee member Scott Moulder, county administrator. Moulder said the scoring is based…

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8,300 tickets sold!

May 29, 2013
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The count is not final. But City Administrator Greg Dietterick says at least 8,300 tickets were sold for the Charlie Daniels concert Saturday night in Seneca. Tickets were priced at $5 dollars for the concert portions of Seneca’s 2013 Memorial Day celebration at Gignilliat Field.  

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By cutting expense, OMC achieves positive bottom line

May 29, 2013
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Oconee Medical Center reports a positive bottom line last month. But make no mistake about it, revenues above expenses do not translate to higher income from patients. “We actually achieve it primarily by expense management,” Hunter Kome, vice president for operations explains in an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. Kome says the last five…

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OMC’s emergency department to get upgrade

May 29, 2013
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The 16-year old emergency department is in line for a half-million dollar upgrade. A donor’s gift will pay $114 thousand of that cost. OMC’s Todd Walker told the board of directors last night that the work will be done in phases to allow the emergency department to continue to see patients during renovations. The emergency…

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OSD makes drug and shoplifting arrests

May 29, 2013
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A marijuana plant in a flower bed next to the porch of a home near Salem caught the eye yesterday of Oconee sheriff’s officers and they charged a man there with possessing and manufacturing marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office reports Timmy Andrew Brown, 42 years old, signed a consent to search—during which officers seized nine plants…

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Wiping slate clean for new partnership

May 29, 2013
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An inter-government agreement, along with “SWAG”—a sewer and water agreement—have for years specified the criteria for undertaking utility projects in Oconee County. But there was general agreement during a late afternoon meeting at the county’s Pine Street office complex to wipe the slate clean of those agreements and start a new partnership to finally begin…

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OMC’c CEO to sign land transfers

May 29, 2013
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The board at Oconee Medical Center has given its CEO/chief executive officer, Jeanne Ward, the authority to sign land transfers to two political entities in Oconee County. One transfers nearly 21 and three-quarter acres to Oconee County at the back end of the hospital campus for the purpose of building a YMCA. The property has…

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“Thanking Our First Responders”

May 28, 2013
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Congressman Jeff Duncan spent part of yesterday morning at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center as a gesture of thanks and gratitude to those who lay it on the line in times of danger—law enforcement officers, fire fighters, paramedics and first responders. It was part of a “Thanking Our First Responders Tour” that takes Duncan to…

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Please count our vanishing fireflies

May 28, 2013
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An icon of Southern summers, fireflies, are fewer these times, and harder to find in some communities along the coast—because of urban development and forestry practices. By joining this year’s Firefly Count this Saturday, you can find out if the firefly population in your neighborhood is declining. The census is a Clemson University project. People…

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