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First tests show no problems

April 23, 2013

Initial tests to check the quality of West Union’s water turned up no problems, according to the mayor. But Linda Oliver says an independent company will conduct a second sampling. After the discovery of a broken main Friday behind the Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the town went to a 24-hour boil water advisory that expired…

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LEC opens doors to “some of the best”

April 23, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office welcomed some of the best high school students from Oconee County to the Law Enforcement Center for a criminal justice session. The students, members of Junior Leadership Oconee, visited many of the offices and facilities, including the Emergency Operations Center, the 9-1-1 Center and the Oconee Detention Center. The students heard…

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I-T switch at OMC

April 23, 2013

Everyone at Oconee Medical Center is now operating from the same page—or from the same computer screen. At last night’s meeting of the board of directors, Chief Operating Officer Hunter Kome announced that the hospital’s switch to Paragon, a new system of information technology took place the first week of the month. “That turned out…

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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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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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