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Pavement markings to be replaced

June 25, 2013

The pavement markings, center line and edge line striping are going to be replaced this week on HiTech Road near Seneca. It means the road that serves as a connector between Wells Highway and 123, the Sandifer Boulevard, will be temporarily closed. The temporary closure begins at 12:30 a-m Thursday. According to Mack Kelley, Oconee…

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Sign that electric buses on the way

June 25, 2013
Sign that electric buses on the way

A Seneca City Hall meeting served as a sign this morning that, after all the talk, electric-powered buses are on the way. In fact, Ed Halbig says, one of the four buses ordered by Seneca is nearly finished. Today’s meeting was mandatory, pre-bid meeting for companies interested in providing the road and sidewalk infrastructure necessary…

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Recovery crews remain committed

June 25, 2013

Recovery crews set out this morning on the Chattooga River on day seven of search, rescue and recovery efforts for the body of Thomas Hill. It was Wednesday last week that the Tampa, Florida resident fell from a raft. “We’re bringing in two search dogs from Georgia, as well as an additional underwater camera, to…

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Regional health care collaboration

June 25, 2013

Last week’s announcement of a marriage between hospitals in Greenville and Laurens will have zilch effect on Oconee County’s hospital, according to Jeanne Ward. At the request of 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Ward, OMC president/CEO, addressed the acquisition of the Laurens hospital by the Greenville Hospital System. Speaking before last night’s meeting of her board of directors,…

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Transportation bill signed

June 25, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley signed the state’s infrastructure transportation bill which she says makes a substantial investment toward the state’s worsening roads and bridges. During a ceremony, Haley explained House bill 3360 will be a jobs saver. The DOT will transfer $50 million a year to an infrastructure bank. Fifty percent of the sales tax collected…

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“Another Debbie DuBose”

June 25, 2013

A department head change at Oconee Medical Center. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO, announced during last night’s board meeting Cortni Nations will succeed Debbie DuBose as executive director of the OMC Foundation. The foundation serves as the private sector fund-raising arm for the hospital and its services. Most recently, Nations has directed the Mountain Lakes AccessHealth project.…

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CU tuition increases

June 25, 2013

A three percent undergraduate tuition increase approved by Clemson University’s board of trustees yesterday will help pay for the cost of additional faculty members and enhancements in student engagement programs, technology and facilities. The increase amounts to $190 a semester for in-state students and $444 for out-of-state students. According to Clemson, the in-state and out-of-state…

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Equipment trouble on the river

June 24, 2013

Trouble with equipment being used in the Chattooga River recovery operations made for a short day. “The very latest is that we have just actually suspended operations on the river, so the recovery crew team is heading in now. We’ve had some equipment problems, so we’ll be fixing those now and heading back out again…

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Graham sends letter to Russian ambassador

June 24, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham released a letter he has written to the Russian ambassador to the United States about Edward Snowden, alleged leaker of U-S secrets. It reads: “Mr. Ambassador: Media reports have indicated that Mr. Edward Snowden took a flight from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Reports also indicate that…

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Recovery efforts resume

June 24, 2013

Recovery efforts continue this morning in the search for the body of Thomas Hill, 50, who fell from a raft last week as part of a Sherwin-Williams corporate trip. “The team continues to work in dangerous conditions today to find Mr. Hill,” said Incident Commander Scott Loftis. “Safety has been our number one objective throughout the…

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