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Jim Gadd moving on!

July 26, 2013

The seven-year executive director of the Oconee Alliance, a public-private partnership, is moving on. Jim Gadd has announced his resignation effective at the end of next month. Gadd says he’s moving to Orlando, Florida, where his wife, Elizabeth, has accepted a job with the University of Central Florida. Gadd helped lead a number of Oconee…

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OMC gets cardiac care kudos

July 26, 2013

Oconee Medical Center is not a heart-surgery hospital, but it does provide emergency diagnostic care and transport for patients in need of heart catherization. And, for the quality of those services, OMC is being recognized by the Greenville Health System Heart and Vascular Institute for ongoing excellence in the care of STEMI patients. According to…

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Sheriff’s Office reports drug arrests

July 26, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports three drug arrests since Thursday afternoon. In each instance, arresting officers say their attention was alerted by either erratic driving or a vehicle violation. At 12:44 a-m Friday, a deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the West-Oak Highway with no rear tailights. That stop led to the arrest of Jerry Lynn…

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“A free Outdoor Family Adventure”

July 26, 2013

Once again, the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day in Oconee County is designed as a free outdoor family adventure. Those who take part this year—Saturday, September 21 at Duke’s World of Energy—-can learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, along with many other hands-on activities.…

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OC BZA tidies up procedures

July 26, 2013

The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals moved last night to avoid 11th hour requests to withdraw applications. What seemed like a sudden withdrawal of an application shortly before a recently officially-scheduled hearing caused some confusion, and last night Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, recommended the board insist on some new procedures. “We want someone to…

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Grant strengthens fire prevention

July 26, 2013

One of the largest commercial property insurers has sent Oconee County a grant to bolster fire prevention. Representatives of FM Global presented $2 thousand to Shane Gibbs, assistant county fire chief. The money is to be used to help with pre-fire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to community buildings. This information is…

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Check your smoke alarm!

July 26, 2013

Two recent children fire fatalities in Pickens County prompts the Oconee Emergency Services to urge all Oconeeans to ensure that they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Each year it is reported that more than 2,400 children age 14 or younger are injured or killed in home fires. By having a working alarm in…

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Campers show skills in talent show

July 26, 2013

More than 40 young musicians took part in the annual Traditional Arts and Music Day Camp for Young Appalachian Musicians. Many of the campers, and camp counselors, as well, showcased their music skills at the week-long event’s finale – a talent show held July 19 at the new Pickens Downtown Amphitheater. The camp is designed…

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Seneca man arrested in credit card theft

July 26, 2013

Clemson University police have arrested a Seneca man in an investigation of the theft of an employee’s wallet from a campus office. Richard Clayton Sr. was charged Tuesday with three counts of felony financial transaction card theft, along with petty larceny less than $2 thousand and trespassing after notice. According to a university statement, the…

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Clearmont Road closed–except to local traffic

July 25, 2013

A rural road near Westminster is closed while a contractor dismantles an old bridge over the railroad. A spokesman for the contractor company says the closing means only local traffic is being allowed access to the Clearmont Road—until likely tomorrow morning.   In a separate incident, an electric power pole fell on Clearmont Road and…

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