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A seat reserved for Oconee

October 28, 2014

Oconee will have a voice on the regional board of trustees that makes policy decisions for the Greenville Health System.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, announced last night that the process is underway.  Oconeeans may submit their names for consideration.  One GHS seat is reserved for an Oconee resident; a second seat…

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Fall back one hour

October 28, 2014

Turn those wrist watches and clocks back one hour starting this weekend. Early Sunday morning Daylight Saving Time will end for another year. A good way to keep up with the time change is to turn clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night and you’ll be on time when you awake Sunday…

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A last push before voting day

October 28, 2014

About 40 people turned out in Seneca last night for the Oconee Chamber of Commerce’s last public information meeting on the sales tax referendum in front of election day next week. It gave supporters of a 1-cent tax to pay for 10 projects a chance to make a pitch to the voters. One of them…

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Hunter Kome describes the change

October 28, 2014

Hunter Kome used the phrase “exceptionally well” to desibe the first month for Oconee Memorial Hospital as part of the Greenville Health System. Kome, newly-titled as president of the Oconee Medical Campus, addressed the local hospital board last night and outlined a couple of important accomplishments that have occurred since October 1. One is something…

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Bear hunters “got turned around”

October 28, 2014

At dark last night, four or five bear hunters became lost near Seneca, but were found after about one hour of searching. Oconee County ordered a search and rescue operation beginning about 9 o’clock last night on highway 130 in the vicinity of Lake Jocassee and the Bad Creek hydro plant. A spokesman said the…

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Ebola news conference today

October 28, 2014

Greenville Health System, of which Oconee Memorial Hospital now belongs, will outline its response plan to the infectious and deadly disease Ebola during a news conference this afternoon in Greenville. Ebola was to have been addressed by Oconee Memorial’s Pat Smith during last night’s meeting of the local hospital board, but Campus President Hunter Kome…

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Gravel section of county road and to be closed

October 25, 2014

The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department will temporarily close the gravel part of Brown Farm Road near Seneca during the daylight hours next week for a topographic survey. The affected stretch of the Brown Farm Road connects the Steve Nix and the Armstrong roads. The work is to begin Monday, with Friday the anticipated finish…

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Wanted man turns himself in

October 25, 2014

An early morning arrest Saturday has ended the search by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for a man who is accused of choking and stabbing his girlfriend near Seneca. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Calvin Eugene Holland turned himself in and was booked in the Oconee Detention Center around 5 a-m. The 46-year old Holland is accused…

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Preliminary work begins on TDC’s headquarters

October 24, 2014

Some clearing has taken place, and heavy equipment has been moved onto the property where TDC Cutting Tools plans to establish its overseas headquarters in Oconee County. The property fronts TDC’s subsidiary, Greenfield Industries, on highway 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Thirty-eight new jobs are to be created there. A symbolic ground breaking was held…

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BASF employee arrested

October 24, 2014

An employee of a manufacturing plant near Seneca has been arrested and charged with crime against his employer. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that Walhalla resident Bryan Keith Jones was arrested and jailed yesterday morning on the charge of breach of trust. The affidavit to the arrest warrant charges that the 50-year old Jones…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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