Debt refinancing on the agenda

In taking over Oconee Medical Center, Greenville Health System assumes Oconee’s debt payments. And today the board of trustees for GHS considers a “recommendation of Oconee plan for debt refinancing.” The trustees meet at 9 o’clock this morning in downtown Greenville. The OMC board of directors still exists, but it no longer sets the budget for the hospital. Tomorrow is […]

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Public comment invited

U-S Forest Service officials are asking for comments on an environmental analysis released yesterday on designating boater access trails on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. The analysis covered five proposed trails on national forests in Georgia and the Carolinas. The proposal is linked to decisions made in 2012 to allow boating on the upper segment […]

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Plaintiff rests

The plaintiff has officially rested in an Oconee County trial alleging medical malpractice at a nursing home. And yesterday afternoon, the defense began calling witnesses in the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Testifying first was a nurse, Linda Hopkins. An eight-year employee at the nursing home, Hopkins described Seneca Health and […]

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Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports a scam that involved the IRS…and later Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Sheriff’s Office quotes a West Union woman as saying she received a call from someone with a foreign accent claiming to be from the IRS and telling the woman that she owed $4,500. The woman later received a second call—this one from someone claiming to […]

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To promote from within

Walhalla’s next second-in-command of the police department likely will be an officer already on the force. That’s what Chief Ronald Wilbanks indicated Friday when asked about whom he will choose to succeed the retiring Curtis Rogers. Capt. Rogers officially calls it a career on Tuesday. He will have completed 25-years in law enforcement. At a drop-in in his honor, Rogers […]

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Jury pool summoned for October trial

About 90 Oconeeans have been directed by the Common Pleas Court to report as a jury pool for a trial next month in which Oconee County will defend itself against a contractor’s claim for $1.9 million. From that pool the court would choose a 12-member jury to hear the case. From the jury pool, a 12-member jury would be picked […]

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Common Pleas trial resumes Monday

Once the work day starts Monday, the 4th floor courtroom at the Oconee Courthouse will revert to the remainder of a civil trial that’s already two weeks old.  The next phase of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation is expected to be the defense although, according to trial officials, the plaintiff had yet to […]

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Hear the School Board candidates

In November, two Oconeeans are on the ballot aspiring for a seat on the county board of school trustees. The candidates for Seat One are Jerry Lee, the incumbent, and Allen Brewer, the challenger. The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area has arranged a public forum featuring Lee and Brewer, and the public is invited. The forum will […]

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