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Sanctuary Pointe economic impact

March 27, 2013
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Construction jobs, permanent jobs, large tax payments. That’s what the lead spokesman for Sanctuary Pointe says Oconeeans and South Carolinians can expect from their 325-acre planned development on an I-85 peninsula leaded by the Army Corps of Engineers to the South Carolina PRT—and then subleased to Sanctuary Pointe LLC. At the end of last night’s…

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Sanctuary Pointe to seek “rustic elegance”

March 27, 2013
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Nearly 250 people squeezed into the South Union Baptist Church for the first public meeting on the Sanctuary Pointe project in southern Oconee County. Developer Elmon Henry, identified as one of the five principals in the project, explained his group’s master plan during a 90-minute meeting, the last part of which was devoted to a…

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Hospital I-T switch Monday

March 26, 2013
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In a few days, Oconee Medical Center implements a new information technology system for medical records. Hunter Kome, vice president for OMC operations, says the switch to Paragon takes place Monday, with practice the rest of the week. The new system will make OMC eligible for federal stimulus funds to help offset the costs to…

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School bus-garbage truck accident

March 26, 2013
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In the parking lot of a Seneca apartment complex this morning, a sanitation truck hit a parked Oconee school bus, according to a school district official. This morning’s accident at Seneca Gardens Apartments at Hillcrest Drive and Fairfield Road was described by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations. No one reported injured.…

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OMC committee forming

March 26, 2013
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A committee is being formed at Oconee Medical Center for the purpose of nominating candidates for the hospital board of directors. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO at last night’s board meeting, said she is in the process of wrapping up members for the nomination committee. That committee’s duty will be to recommend hospital board members to cover…

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Three OC accidents

March 26, 2013
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State troopers report three traffic accidents in Oconee County during the 7 o’clock hour this morning: at 7:01 on U-S 123 and Tasha Drive; at 7:16 on Fairfield Road; and at 7:35 on Return Church Road.

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OMC on positive ($) side

March 26, 2013
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A report heard last night by the board at Oconee Medical Center showed the hospital, for a fifth straight month, recorded a positive bottom line. And that, according to hospital financial officer Kevin Herbert, comes even though net patient revenues were 8.7% below expectations for February. The gain over expense amounted to about $867 and…

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Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

March 26, 2013
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Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

Sanctuary Pointe developers call what they plan to do at an Oconee County Lake Hartwell peninsula off I-85 a flagship tourism project that’s to be the first major step in the state’s tourism plan for the upstate. At 6:30 tonight at South Union Baptist Church, the developers and the state Department of Parks, Recreation and…

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Earles Grove brush fire

March 26, 2013
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Oakway and other fire departments  answered a brush fire call at 7 last night in the Earles Grove Community. The fire was traced to a mulch fire on the Smith Dairy Farm Road at Alexander Farms. Rural Fire Control reported the mulch company employed bulldozers to cut a  line that enabled fire fighters to put…

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Injured hiker rescued

March 26, 2013
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A search team from Transylvania County, North Carolina found an injured hiker late yesterday afternoon in Horsepasture River area of the Jocassee Gorges. The hiker, hurt in a fall, was rendered assistance in getting out of the woods, according to an announcement by Adam Williams, deputy director of Oconee Emergency Services. Williams’ announcement did not…

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