OMC posts loss for January

Oconee Medical Center posted a negative bottom line in January for $22,771–traced to lower-than-expected patient numbers spending nights in the hospital. The board of directors heard a report that, for the year to date, OMC counts a negative bottom line of $452,302. The hospital had about 63 patients in the hospital per day in January, nearly 13% below budget. “Clearly, […]

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One hearing, one vote

Seneca has approved a certificate of appropriateness for re-modeling work at a doctor’s office inside the city’s historic district. After a hearing last night at City Hall, the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificate for Dr. Daniel Smith’s medical office at 106 Ramcat Alley. City planner Tamy Sanford says the certificate will allow for window work at Dr. Smith’s […]

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Special West Union meeting

A meeting tonight at West Union Town Hall is aimed at determining the small town’s true geographical borders. According to Mayor Linda Oliver, when her town was founded in the mid-19th century, the boundaries were drawn in a circle. But Oliver is confident that, as the result of the annexation of properties over the years, West Union’s true boundary has […]

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Candidates bat the issues!

Challengers for seats on Seneca City Council are suggesting better ways to run city government and believe new blood is needed. Their incumbent opponents, while conceding things can be improved, are defending their record in office which they believe will demonstrate that the city spending is paying off with new jobs and will result in a stronger tax base for […]

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Outpouring of concern at OMC!

Oconee County residents sat one and two rows deep last night in the meeting room of the board of directors at Oconee Medical Center. One month after a surprise announcement that the hospital at Seneca is entertaining the idea of affiliating with a larger health care organization, several Oconeeans took advantage of a chance to weigh-in on the prospects for […]

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Jury picked for criminal court trial

A jury has been selected to begin hearing testimony in the case of South Carolina versus Oconee County resident Kevin Todd Adams. The start of testimony is planned tomorrow morning in General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Adams, 40 years old, was arrested in May 2011 as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the theft of copper power line […]

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Chase starts in Walhalla and ends on SC 11

A police chase that started in Walhalla ended miles out of town. But it ended with the police and county officers finally getting their man. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla police says a city officer spotted an SUV run off College Street late Friday afternoon. Blue lights and sirens were turned on, but Rogers says the driver would not […]

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Major Walhalla project slated for spring

The replacement of the roof at a fire-damaged Walhalla church will make for a major project this spring in the county seat. The congregation at Walhalla Presbyterian Church has decided it wants to re-build at its long-time location—E. Main and S. Johns Street. An architect and a builder have been hired, and church spokesman Thomas Alexander predicts the roof replacement […]

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