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Positive bottom line for OMC

April 23, 2013

A report received by the board at Oconee Medical Center last night showed the hospital gained $177 thousand during March. The chief financial officer, Kevin Herbert, reported six straight months of positive margins, with a total of $4.18 million on the plus side since October 1. Chief Operating Officer Hunter Kome traces the results to…

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Student arrested on drug-distribution charge

April 22, 2013

Clemson University police arrested a student on a felony marijuana distribution charge. According to the university announcement, Michael Ryan Madill was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance—Adderall. The 20-year old resident of Watertown, New York was arrested late Thursday in his room at Calhoun Courts…

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“Doctor of the Day” in Columbia

April 22, 2013

A Seneca physician will serve as doctor of the day this week to the South Carolina General Assembly in Columbia. He’s Dr. Ed Evans, a general physician in Seneca. As part of a cooperative arrangement between the legislature and the South Carolina Medical Association, Evans will provide medical care on Wednesday this week to any…

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Lucas: “I’m glad about this development”

April 22, 2013

A movement is afoot to do away with South Carolina’s exit exam for high school students and the requirement that students must pass the test as a condition for graduation. Parents, teachers, and lawmakers are among those who believe one test should no longer determine a student’s future. And Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of…

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Police respond to fight in the street

April 22, 2013

The investigation of a fight reported on the street yesterday morning in a Seneca residential neighborhood has landed one man in jail. The police say that, after being called to Williams Street, they arrested James Willie Walker on three charges. Authorities listed the following charges against the 40-year old Walker: assault and battery of a…

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Boil water advisory lifted

April 22, 2013

West Union’s boil water advisory is no more! Mayor Linda Oliver this morning said the advisory, issued Friday, has been lifted. The mayor has promised 96.3/WGOG NEWS to gather more information about the broken water main that, for a time, interrupted the small town’s water supply.

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Prescribed burn

April 22, 2013

The Forest Service is undertaking a prescribed burn today in Oconee County. A spokesman for the USFS says today’s burn is planned for 560 acres in Choehee Valley near Lake Cherokee.

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Senators speak out on the Boston tragedy

April 22, 2013

U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina says the Boston Marathon bombings show America’s strong resolve against national acts of terrorism. In the Weekly Republican Address, Scott said, “To those who would attack America or our citizens, let me say this—there is no corner on earth, no hiding place in America to keep us from…

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Watt represents OSD at state event

April 22, 2013

Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, represented the department during a “Zero Tolerance for Litter” press conference on the statehouse grounds in Columbia. Law enforcement officers and officials from across the state attended. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign this month, as…

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Pardon and expungement workshop today!

April 22, 2013

A pardon and expungement workshop takes place at 3:30 this afternoon in Seneca at the SC Works Center at 11091 Radio Station Road. The workshop is designed to provide information regarding provisions in state law for the expungement of an arrest record or for the possibility of a pardon. And on 96.3/WGOG NEWS today Greg…

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Calendar

  • 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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