Oconee’s hew honcho for health care

In many who made up this morning’s large crowd for an Oconee Economic Alliance business forum was a sense of anticipation as to just who Michael Riordan is and what kind of role will he and his organization play in Oconee’s future health care needs.  Riordan is the titular head of the Greenville Health System which, in three weeks, assumes […]

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Arrest alleges waterway DUI incident

Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 47-year old Westminster woman on the charge of DUI/water device with great bodily injury. The arrest yesterday of Sherry Darlene Barron of Westminster’s Pritchard Street was part of a South Carolinas DNR investigation of a Labor Day weekend jet ski accident on Lake Keowee. Authorities say that accident near Cane Creek Landing involved two […]

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Dietitian testifies

For the plaintiff, a Florida dietitian testified yesterday during the Oconee County civil trial in which a health and nursing care facility is accused of abuse and neglect. Dr. Rita Jackson’s testimony followed that of three former nurse’s aides who testified about shortcomings they experienced while working at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. The lawsuit against Sava Senior Care and two […]

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Seneca to turn to new wholesale supplier

Seneca looks downstate for a new wholesale supplier of electricity.  Word received late yesterday afternoon is that the city is recommending a contract with Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s Public Service Authority.  Seneca’s current deal with the Southern Company is expiring.  Among other suppliers considered were Southern, Duke Energy, South Carolina Electric and Gas, and the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.

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Fire destroys motor home

Fire during the 2 o’clock hour yesterday afternoon destroyed a motor home near Westminster.  Fire Chief Chris Smith said no one was injured.  According to Smith, the owner complained that the motor home experienced mechancial problems and he parked the vehicle to the side of the Old Seneca Road.  Fire then occurred.

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Post mortem results

The Oconee coroner reports that a post mortem exam confirmed that Seneca resident Robert Hunter died early yesterday of blunt force trauma to the head and chest—when hit by a newspaper route pickup truck on South Poplar Street. Coroner Karl Addis ruled the 52-year old Hunter’s death as accidental and said no medical issue was found to have contributed. The […]

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9-11 Day observance

Everyone is invited this morning to join the Auxiliary Unit of the Charles McGee Byrd American Legion Post in Seneca to remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives September 11, 2001—along with those who rose in service in response to the attacks. A moment of silence is to be observed at 8:46 EDT this morning—the time when […]

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Cops sport audio-visual recorders

Federal funds are equipping Oconee sheriff’s officers with small audio-visual recorders designed to leave little doubt as to the conduct of a citizen and an officer when the two meet in an official role. And, as a sheriff’s captain described the Taser Axon flex camera recorder today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, the truth of the encounter will win out. Capt. Jeff […]

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Swim pool violations found in Clemson

State health authorities are fining the owners of three public swimming pools in Clemson and, at the same time, requiring the pool owners to come up with a plan to correct the violations.  Consent orders covering the pools at Chadsworth Common, the Ramada Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express are to be received by the board of Health, Environmental Control […]

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