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Wait game at the OC Auditor’s Office

August 15, 2013

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix hopes he’ll be able the night of September 3 to recommend the county’s tax levy for 2013. But it’s all going to depend on how soon the state Department of Revenue delivers its assessment of what Duke Energy will owe to cover its Oconee County holdings for another taxable year. Nix…

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Concrete slab poured for the new high school

August 15, 2013
Concrete slab poured for the new high school

  A first floor slab of concrete has been poured at the Walhalla High construction site. It’s to be the floor for the auxiliary gymnasium at the new school. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, weather permitting next week, the builders plan to pour the slab for the competition gym and start…

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Medical specialist testifies

August 15, 2013

On the Oconee witness stand this morning is a physician specialist from Columbia. Dr. Franklin McMillan, a pulmonary critical care doctor, is testifying for the defense in a trial alleging medical malpractice. The trial pits Elvis Pressley, the father of the late Cassie Sweenor, against Oconee physician Frank Rao. McGuire practices at the Columbia hospital,…

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How the ACA impacts OSD

August 15, 2013

\Oconee school officials are explaining how a national law making health insurance mandatory will affect part time workers in the public schools. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says it’s not just substitute teachers, but anyone who does part time work in the schools. He explains in an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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OCC to face 5-page agenda

August 15, 2013

What happens when Oconee County Council skips one of its regular meeting nights—such as the cancellation of one of its two August meetings? You can expect a long agenda for the next time the county fathers assemble. Such will be the case for Tuesday night’s meeting at the County Administrative Offices. It’ll begin with public…

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New businesses bound for NE Georgia

August 15, 2013

Seneca is about to welcome a Hampton Inn and Suites. You can add Lavonia, Georgia to the list of locations to which the hotel chain is expanding. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports developers break ground next month for an 82-room Hampton—across from the Holiday Inn Express at the 173 exit on SR 17. Gary Fesperson,…

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Doctor’s defense begins in OCP

August 15, 2013

In the view of a defense witness, the treatment provided by an Oconee doctor to a surgery patient amounted to good medicine, in spite of the bad outcome. Dr. Anna Lee Bouknight of Columbia was the second physician witness presented yesterday in Dr. Frank Rao’s defense. Rao is the defendant at trial this week in…

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I-85 corridor topic for discussion

August 15, 2013

Two state lawmakers from Anderson County go into a meeting today with the I-85 corridor on their minds. Representatives Don Bowen and Brian White have reserved places on the agenda for a workshop meeting in Columbia of the South Carolina DOT Commission.

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Two RFQs received for Walhalla Streetscape

August 14, 2013

Two companies showed interest today in the job of designing and building the Walhalla Streetscape project. Both companies hail from the Upstate. They are Seamon-Whitesides of Greenville and Langley Land Planning and Association of Easley. At City Hall, city officials said the companies responded to requests for qualifications. The submissions apparently do not include how…

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Walhalla can learn from Hendersonville, Moss says

August 14, 2013

Today’s an important day for Streetscape. Walhalla is scheduled to learn just how much interest there is from potential contractors willing to re-work Main Street, across the downtown’s core business district. Proposals from design-build firms are due at City Hall no later than 2:30 this afternoon. A recent visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina has Walhalla…

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