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The sheriff in Stephens County, Georgia reports one person in custody as part of an investigation of a fatal shooting at a home on Prather Bridge Road. WNEG in Toccoa quotes Sheriff Randy Shirley as saying that, in response to a 9-1-1 call yesterday morning, authorities found the body of Kim Lanier, owner of Cutting Edge Day Spa in Toccoa. […]

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Clemson student’s death

Clemson University has released a statement about the death of one of its students. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Clemson student Kendall Wernet, a junior management major from Arden, N. C.,” said Clemson University Dean of Students Shannon Finning. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends, and we stand ready to […]

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Voter registration deadline

To cast a ballot in this year’s General Election, South Carolinians must be registered in good standing by this Saturday. Joy Scharich, the director of Oconee Registration and Elections, said this morning that if you already are a registered voter, you need not take any action between now and this Saturday’s deadline. But for those who are not registered, here’s […]

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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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