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Two county parks overflow with visitors

May 30, 2013

Oconee County park officials say the crowds during the Memorial Day weekend filled two county parks beyond capacity. Phil Shirley, director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says the county was happy to host the visitors. At one point, High Falls Park had to close the gate to additional guests. Some of those turned away found…

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Demolition of old house approved

May 30, 2013

The current owner of a Seneca house that dates back to the late 1800s will be permitted to demolish the structure, but a city regulatory board will require an area sought for parking to be left as green space. The Board of Architectural Review Tuesday night approved a certificate of appropriateness for the Seneca Presbyterian…

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Workman makes presentation tonight

May 30, 2013

Developer Neal Workman makes a presentation tonight during the annual membership meeting and awards dinner of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. The presentation by Workman, chairman of Trehel Corporation, is titled, “Community Vibrancy…It Requires Choices.” The dinner takes place at 6 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.

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Pickens County man sent to prison

May 29, 2013

The Greenville-Pickens solicitor today announced that a judge has sent a Pickens County man to prison for 12 years after being convicted of committing or attempting lewd act on a child. The sentence was handed down to Edgar Bartholmen Merrifield. According to Solicitor Walt Wilkins, evidence presented by assistant solicitor Jenny Barwick established that Merrifield…

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Hearings to address future passenger rail

May 29, 2013

Three public hearings take place next week in the Carolinas and Georgia to gather public opinion for the development of a passenger rail corridor plan for new service between Atlanta and Charlotte. One of those hearings takes place in the Greenville area—-from 4 to 7 p-m Wednesday, June 5 in Greer at 301 E. Poinsett…

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Library projects rate a 40

May 29, 2013

The package of library improvements countywide have rated 40.1%, according to a ranking assigned today by the Oconee Capital Project Advisory Committee. Based on a scale of one-to-one-hundred, 40 sounds low—but not actually, in the opinion of committee chairman Paul Corbeil and fellow committee member Scott Moulder, county administrator. Moulder said the scoring is based…

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8,300 tickets sold!

May 29, 2013

The count is not final. But City Administrator Greg Dietterick says at least 8,300 tickets were sold for the Charlie Daniels concert Saturday night in Seneca. Tickets were priced at $5 dollars for the concert portions of Seneca’s 2013 Memorial Day celebration at Gignilliat Field.  

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By cutting expense, OMC achieves positive bottom line

May 29, 2013

Oconee Medical Center reports a positive bottom line last month. But make no mistake about it, revenues above expenses do not translate to higher income from patients. “We actually achieve it primarily by expense management,” Hunter Kome, vice president for operations explains in an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. Kome says the last five…

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OMC’s emergency department to get upgrade

May 29, 2013

The 16-year old emergency department is in line for a half-million dollar upgrade. A donor’s gift will pay $114 thousand of that cost. OMC’s Todd Walker told the board of directors last night that the work will be done in phases to allow the emergency department to continue to see patients during renovations. The emergency…

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OSD makes drug and shoplifting arrests

May 29, 2013

A marijuana plant in a flower bed next to the porch of a home near Salem caught the eye yesterday of Oconee sheriff’s officers and they charged a man there with possessing and manufacturing marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office reports Timmy Andrew Brown, 42 years old, signed a consent to search—during which officers seized nine plants…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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