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$610 thousand “due and payable”

October 8, 2013

The Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca awaits an annual payment from Oconee County. It amounts to $610 thousand. As Bob Winchester, executive director of Oconee’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told a committee meeting Thursday, “It’s due and payable.” And the outstanding invoice was a point of discussion last night during the JRSA’s October meeting.…

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Dentistry in a hospital? A real need

October 8, 2013

Going to the hospital to have a tooth yanked? Not as unusual as that might sound. An Oconee Medical Center official says the patient rolls of the busy emergency department show many people show up at the emergency room to be treated for a toothache. Heather Goss, executive director of OMC’s Mountain Lakes Access Health,…

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West Union man charged in Georgia wreck

October 8, 2013

Three people are recovering from injuries in a weekend accident in Stephens County. The accident involved a driver from West Union, South Carolina. The Georgia Patrol reported a Ford Ranger, driven by William Ralph Hogsed of West Union, was traveling west on 123 in the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve. Troopers say a Protégé,…

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Car-bus accident near Walhalla

October 8, 2013

An Oconee school bus was involved in the accident this morning on the Fowler Road near Walhalla, but district officials say there appear to be no injuries. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, the bus was occupied by the driver only. It’s believed the accident around 7:30 involved at least one car, possibly two.

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Drug bust in pasture near Westminster

October 8, 2013

A case of suspected shoplifting on Sunday at the Seneca Wal-Mart wound up as a drug bust near Westminster. The police there say they chased a car from their city onto the Seed Farm Road and off the road into a pasture. The police quoted its two passengers as saying the driver ran into the…

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Radar clocks speeding suspect

October 8, 2013
Radar clocks speeding suspect

 A 27-year old Oconee County man, who county officers quote as saying he was in a hurry to get to work, was handed a ticket Sunday accusing him of driving 85 miles an hour in a 45 zone on the Wells Highway. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case made against Marco Antonio Esparza of…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

October 8, 2013

An autopsy confirmed that Saturday’s death of a Georgia man in Lake Hartwell was freshwater drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says Logan Wolfe suffered no fatal injuries as the result of his fall from a pontoon boat near the I-85 bridge. And, Addis said, there was no medical evidence that Wolfe sustained a seizure, as…

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Navigating the healthcare nmarketplace

October 8, 2013

You can forgive the crowd in Seneca last night if it felt it had crammed for a college final in hieroglyphics. But, no matter the question or comment, the moderators proved calm and steady as they guided about 75 people through the maze that is the new Affordable Care Act. In spite of the partial…

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Streetscape public workshop

October 8, 2013

Walhalla invites questions, comments and suggestions for Streetscape. And you can make them directly today to one of the companies involved in the project. Representatives of Seamon Whiteside will greet the public at 124 E. Main Street, Walhalla between noon and 5 p-m. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, it’ll be a drop-in type format…

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Timing for A-G’s opinion questioned

October 7, 2013

Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent for Oconee public schools, is questioning the timing for county Treasurer Greg Nowell’s request for a state Attorney’s General opinion aimed at solving a money dispute. Nowell intends to seek that opinion this week on whether he was correct to deny the school district a portion of fees and penalties…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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