Turner and Blair head the Oconee hospital board

New leadership is in place on the board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital. During a meeting Friday, the board elected Gene Blair as vice chairman. Blair succeeds Cecil Turner, who has taken over the chairman’s seat. The position of chairman opened when Rick Phillips became a member of the parent board of directors of the Greenville Health System. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Arrest made in heist of restaurant safe

In the investigation of a burglary at a Seneca restaurant, the police Friday arrested an employee and charged him with burglary second degree and grand larceny. The police identified the man arrested as Dylan Michael Rhoton of the Anderson County town of Starr. The 23-year old Rhoton was employed at the Burrito Shack on N. Radio Station Road. The police […]

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Squad cars to be equipped with life-saving device

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office will add a medical device to its squad cars that can make the difference between life and death. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says eight Automated External Defibrillators will be placed in patrol cars to provide medical assistance to people who are in cardiac arrest. Eight deputies, including the patrol division sergeants, are to receive training Wednesday, June […]

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The benefits of Presidential primaries for South Carolina

The benefits of Presidential primaries 0730, Mon., 15 June 2015..lrm At this point, three Democrats have announced their intentions to run for President next year. But the executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party hints there could well be some additions to the field. Jason Perkey likes the idea that South Carolina, once the New Hampshire primary and the […]

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DNR field office named for a living legend

The Jocassee Gorges field office in northern Pickens County now carries the name of the Sam W. Stokes Work Center. Considered a living legend among wildlife biologists in South Carolina and by the conservation community, Stokes led the state’s Black Bear Project and was instrumental in the re-establishment of deer and turkeys in the mountains of South Carolina. He was […]

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Special West Union meeting

Money matters will occupy the attention tonight of the West Union Town Council. The council plans a special 6 o’clock meeting at Town Hall to consider cashing in a certificate of deposit and the purchase of a truck for the police department. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Food, fellowship, music ring tills for Oconee Democrats

Veteran South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn has begun raising money to wage his own re-election campaign next year. But last evening the 6th District Democrat from Columbia concentrated on raising money for the Oconee Democratic Party. Clyburn came to South Cove Park to keynote the county party’s annual picnic and fundraiser. In spite of 90 degree temperatures, local Democrats gathered […]

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New water line installed

A new, eight-inch water line has been installed in downtown Walhalla, as part of Streetscape. Once the testing of that new line is complete, service is to be connected to customers on the south side of Main Street between Tugaloo and College streets. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tech asks support for on-campus building project

Among the spending measures on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council is a request by Tri-County Technical College. Tech is following up on its recent budget presentation with a request for a letter of support to help the college build a new student building at the main Pendleton campus, at a total cost of $42 million. […]

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Crimes mar weekend of Chattooga hiking and camping

While visitors were enjoying an April weekend on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, a thief stole their personal belongings. Weeks of investigation have led to multiple theft charges against a 38-year old resident of Tiger, Georgia. James Bentley Cannon was lodged in the Oconee County Jail at Walhalla yesterday. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has identified two parties of river […]

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