Arrest alleges breach of trust against employer

A 26-year old man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and accused of taking money from his employer. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Adam Joseph Livingston of Peaceful Lane, Seneca on the charge of breach of trust at Tri-Star Imports on the Wells Highway, Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office quotes the complainant as saying that daily money […]

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Architect’s rendering of new utilities yard

 All Seneca residents have an invitation this week to view drawings and ask questions about the city’s plans to build a new utilities’ complex behind City Hall between North Second and Third streets in the city blocks bordered by Depot and Walnut streets. The city council’s Light and Water Committee had a look at architect’s sketches last night. The sketches […]

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Hospital achieves positive margin in August

More patients using a variety of services led Oconee Medical Center to achieve a positive margin of nearly $220 thousand in August. The board of directors was told last night those patient volumes were strong in the hospital last month, and that other services, including the Emergency Department, surgery and hospice had more patients than expected. The positive results helped […]

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“Eight days to go”

At an Oconee Medical Center board meeting last night, Jeanne Ward referred to the calendar and noted that only eight days remain before the local hospital officially falls under the umbrella of the Greenville Health System. And Ward, the OMC president/CEO, pronounced her hospital ready. Among the changes: Oconee Medical Center will once again become Oconee Memorial Hospital and the […]

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Clemson student found dead

A 19-year old Clemson student from Anderson County found dead near the campus is the subject of an investigation by the Oconee coroner and the Sheriff’s Office as to why he died. Earlier in the day yesterday Tucker Hipps of Piedmont was the subject of a missing person report, and he was found around mid-afternoon by a Clemson campus officer […]

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Candidate deadline passes

Walhallans will have a choice on the ballot for the city’s special election to fill a vacant council seat. At today’s deadline, the candidate field remained Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant. The two men will compete during Walhalla’s special November 18 election to fill the remaining term of the late Kathy Rogers.  

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Legionnaires to find new home across town

A partnership between Walhalla American Legion and the Golden Corner Church eventually will allow the legionnaires to vacate their small Post 124 headquarters on North Church Street and re-locate to Kenneth Street next to the Veterans Affairs Office—-on property provided by the church. A property transfer signing was held recently for an agreement covering 2.5 acres. The church owns about […]

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UPDATE Sprouse death

A 47-year old man died last evening at Greenville Memorial Hospital–the result of a closed head injury that the Oconee coroner said the victim suffered in a fall earlier in the day.  Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Elloree, South Carolina resident Kelly Scott Sprouse and said the fall occurred on a family outing on a trail near the […]

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Fall near lake proves fatal

A 47-year old Elloree, South Carolina man died at 6:15 last evening at the Greenville Memorial Hospital of a head injury sustained from an apparent fall near Lake Jocassee.  Coroner Karl Addis identified the deceased as Kelly Sprouse.  The first 9-1-1 call was received at 1:19 p-m.  Addis said Sprouse’s fall apparently came during the noon hour.

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