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ROW acquisition starts this month

July 23, 2013

The state this month begins right-of-way acquisition to allow for improvements at the tricky junction of S.C. 59 and 24 in the Crossroads Community. Senator Thomas Alexander and Representative Bill Sandifer are told in a letter from DOT Traffic Safety Engineer Brett Harrelson that additional rights-of-way will be needed to make way for adding left…

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Emergency Department soon to be its own patient

July 23, 2013

Soon some patience is going to be required of Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department. The time draws near for the start of a 12-phase renovation of the emergency section of the hospital. Pat Smith, vice president for patient care, says the work is to be undertaken in 12 separate phases, with nurse’s station the first…

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Patient numbers down and income is reflected

July 23, 2013

The consuming public simply has little time for going to the hospital in summer, and Oconee Medical Center’s financial ledgers for June are reflecting that. Kevin Herbert, finance officer for OMC, told the board of directors the budget writers were off the mark in June. “Our total consolidated net revenue was about $864 thousand under…

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Vote possible tonight on tax plan

July 23, 2013

A committee of the Oconee County Council gets a presentation tonight on a new capital one-cent sales tax plan. The council’s Budget, Finance and Administration Committee is reserving the option of taking a vote on whether to propose the tax as a referendum in the 2014 General Election. The committee meets at 6 at Pine…

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Oconee’s weather gets wilder!

July 23, 2013
Oconee’s weather gets wilder!

 You just have to stay around awhile for Oconee’s weather to get wilder—from Sunday night’s severe thunderstorm warning to last night’s tornado warning. Oconee County Dispatch reports some sightings of tornadoes last night, but no confirmation of anything that touched down. Before last night’s storm, a car wound up in a creek on the Coffee…

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Businessman charged in drowning death

July 23, 2013

South Carolina DNR officials have confirmed they’ve charged a business owner with providing improper equipment to a Clemson student who drowned in March on Lake Jocassee. According to the DNR, Anlin Wang of Central was given a life jacket of the wrong size. The charge of providing improper equipment levied against Charlie Michael, owner of…

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123-130 re-make ahead!

July 22, 2013

Federal aid is being applied to Seneca’s 123-130 and, if all goes well, the remake of that busy intersection will start early next year. South Carolina DOT officials confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that re-surfacing of 123, from the Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road, is the highest rated Oconee County project in the state’s…

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Picnic to celebrate conservation feat

July 22, 2013

A picnic to remember a major conservation accomplishment in Oconee County takes place this year Saturday, August 3 at the Stumphouse Tunnel Park. And conservationist J-Harold Thomas invites everyone to bring a picnic lunch that day to celebrate a feat which seemed impossible six years ago. That’s when conservationists and others raised millions of dollars…

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Missing teenager found safe

July 22, 2013

A teenager, missing on Lake Hartwell since last night, was found safe today on a boat dock in the Carter’s Ferry area on the Georgia side. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reported fifteen-year old Noah Day of Piedmont went missing last night near Sadler Creek State Park on the U-S 29 side in South Carolina. And…

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The police make drug cases

July 22, 2013

The police in Seneca made weekend drug cases—two of them yesterday and one late Friday night. Two persons were arrested on multiple charges. One person was being sought. The police indicate that the driver and passenger in a sedan are facing the likelihood of manufacturing methamphetamine charges as the result of the Sunday afternoon radar…

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