Agreement in principle reached by school trustees

At their work session, Oconee school trustees agreed in principle to a transfer to the Town of Salem of the buildings that will no longer be needed for the middle and high school once the current academic year finishes.  Salem, thru its town attorney, has expressed interest in the complex and the transaction could have ramifications for county library branch […]

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Medical Staff vote to be announced today

By secret ballot, the Oconee Memorial Hospital Medical Staff voted on whether to unify with Greenville Hospital System, but the result won’t be announced until today.  The doctors cast their vote last night as part of a dinner meeting at a Lake Keowee restaurant that featured a presentation from Dr. Chris Wright, the GHS chief medical officer, and what amounted […]

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Crash at Seneca intersection

A late afternoon wreck occurred at a downtown Seneca intersection.  A hospital ambulance attended to those involved, though one responder told 101.7/WGOG NEWS no one appeared to have been seriously hurt in the accident at the North Second-Townville 4-way stop.  Because the accident involved a Seneca Light and Water pickup truck, the city police deferred investigation to the state patrol.

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Campus police charge Anderson man in thefts

Clemson University police arrested an Anderson man in connection with several thefts at R.M. Cooper Library on campus. Richard Todd Garrison, 41, was charged with five felony counts of financial transaction card theft and five counts of petit larceny less than $2,000. Garrison is not a Clemson student or employee. Police said items were taken from unsupervised backpacks owned by […]

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High-speed chase leads to theft discovery

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Oconee investigators are among law enforcement in three counties attempting to identify a suspect driving a stolen truck.  The arrest of a second person, driving another vehicle, led police in Carnesville, Georgia last week to find property stolen from the parking lot of a Hart County business.  Now authorities suspect a series of thefts from vehicles along I-85 in Oconee […]

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Judge’s order buys time for building owner

Judge Cordell Maddox has extended for two weeks the time for a downtown Seneca building owner may have for retaining an attorney to represent his interests against the city.  Maddox explained to family members of the Rev. Efford Haynes, the building owner, that by not hiring such an attorney, Haynes runs the risk of the appointment of a receiver whose […]

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Bannister’s penalty increases

A judge has ordered a former police chief to pay Westminster an additional $100 thousand dollars.  Derek Enderlin, the city attorney, succeeded today in getting Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox to attach punitive damages to what Bannister already owes to settle the embezzlement crimes the former chief committed against his former employer.  Enderlin holds out little hope that Westminster can recover […]

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Tony White

Dewey Tony White, 57, of 510 Oneal Ferry Road, Townville died Friday at An Med.  He was the husband of Vickie Jenkins White.  A Celebration of Life will be held 11 am Monday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Internment at a late date at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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Medical Staff members face a vote tonight

At a meeting tonight, the members of the Medical Staff at Oconee Memorial Hospital face a vote on whether to unify with the Greenville Hospital System.  The Oconee hospital went under the umbrella of GHS in 2014.  Now the question arises as to the doctors whose privileges allow them to practice at the local hospital.  Hunter Kome, president of the […]

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