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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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Trial moves to the defense stage

August 14, 2013

In two days, the plaintiff’s side made its case for medical malpractice against an Oconee County physician. Now it’s the chance for Dr. Frank Rao’s side to present its defense.  A jury will decide. The Rao side began its defense this morning by calling to the stand a fellow Oconee doctor—Greg Enders, an anesthesiologist at…

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Seneca FFA members to make KY road trip

August 14, 2013
Seneca FFA members to make KY road trip

  Five FFA students at Seneca High School are planning a trip this fall to the national convention in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll be there in October. Taking part as finalists in the national agri-science fair will be Alexus Moore, Brittany Shook, K’Undra Martin, Emmalee Rawlings, and Christa Addis. The fair is competition for FFA members interested…

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10 personnel deployed

August 14, 2013

Ten Oconee County fire personnel cross the county line into Anderson this morning to help fire fighters battle an apartment complex fire. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the fire occurred at the Azalea apartments at I-85 and SC 187—the Wild Hog Road.  

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