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Building the fund for OC’s Backpack Program

September 24, 2013

One-half the cost of an adult meal sold on one day this week in Oconee public school cafeterias will be donated to the fund that provides meals for students who normally might go hungry on weekends when schools are out. The school district food supplier, Sodexo, plans to donate to the Backpack Program one-half of…

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Defunding Obamacare

September 24, 2013

The chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party is asking for a special meeting of his party’s statewide executive committee. Phillip Bowers is hoping the committee will pass a resolution urging South Carolina’s U-S senators—Scott and Graham—to defund Obamacare this week. “This is a critical issue, and we must ensure our party is resolute on…

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Motorcyclist hurt in SC 130 accident

September 24, 2013

The highway patrol has released details of an early morning accident yesterday on South Carolina 130—not far from the Oconee Nuclear Station. Lance Corporal Bill Ryne said the accident occurred on 130 occurred at Keowee River Road and involved a motorcycle driven by Tywan Smith of Central and a car driven by Glen Gendron, 19,…

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OMC to open SC’s first hospital dental clinic

September 24, 2013

Although put together in what hospital officials call a tight form, the new Oconee Medical Center budget is to offer new services—including the first hospital dental clinic in South Carolina. OMC’s Cortni Nations says the 4th floor clinic is to be staffed by a dental hygienist, but will rely on volunteer professionals to pull teeth.…

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OMC budget set for 2014

September 24, 2013

Oconee Medical Center leaders expressed confidence last night that they go into a new fiscal year with a sound budget, though it reflects the continuing realities of health care’s changing landscape. Approved by the board of directors was a budget projecting spending at nearly $138 million and revenues of $140 million. The budget raises hospital…

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Sheriff completes national institute

September 23, 2013
Sheriff completes national institute

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw completed the 104th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute this month in Aurora, Colorado. It’s a no-cost program, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriffs’ Association. Crenshaw, nine months into his four-year term in office, joined 26 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary…

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Final resolution to take further meetings

September 23, 2013

Making sure that Duke Energy has covered everything that should be in its review for a potential Jocassee dam failure is the reason for a meeting tomorrow near Washington, but a spokesman for the government says tomorrow’s meeting is considered routine and will require more meetings before Duke submits a final product to the Nuclear…

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Parked truck behind By-Pass business leads to investigation

September 23, 2013

The discovery of a parked truck behind a business on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass led during the weekend to a drug investigation that Chief John Covington says was expanded to cover other areas. The police say a field test conducted on a glass pipe that fell to the ground from a brown truck showed methamphetamine positive…

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“Stop Pioneer Now” claims victory

September 23, 2013

Rare is it that a citizen’s group fighting City Hall can claim victory. But that’s the stance the coalition “Stop Pioneer Now” takes in its almost three-year battle with Pioneer Rural Water District. The coalition of water district customers resisted their supplier’s project to build a treatment plant inside a residential area on Lake Hartwell.…

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Servicemen honored

September 23, 2013

Four servicemen killed in a plane crash in the mountains of Pickens County in 1950 were honored with a remembrance service near where the plane went down. More than 70 people made the trek to Bully Mountain in the Franklin Gravely Wildlife Management Area of Jocassee Gorges to attend the service last Monday and to…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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