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Clemson approves fee increases

June 26, 2014

Tuition, housing and the cost for meal plans are going up at Clemson University. By action of the trustees yesterday, the increases are to average in the vicinity of three percent. In-state students will see an increase of $171 dollars a semester—and pay a $25 charge dedicated to facilities maintenance and renovation. Non-state residents will…

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Walhalla retains engineering services

June 26, 2014

In a special meeting, Walhalla hired an engineering company to assist the city as it goes about the project for a new water supply. The agreement is with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Some large dollar figures were tossed around last night at City Hall—between $18 and $19 million. That is the estimate for what it’ll…

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Accused testifies in his defense

June 26, 2014

All testimony appears to be complete in the Oconee County trial of a 32-year old man accused of assaulting police officers while resisting arrest. The defense for Christopher Eric Gaines rested yesterday afternoon, as Gaines gave his side of what happened when Seneca police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call February 5, 2012 on…

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Clemson water problems

June 26, 2014

A boil water notice from the Anderson Regional Joint Water System, effective late last night, covers City of Clemson, Clemson University, West Anderson Water District, Hammond Water District, Town of Pendleton, Sandy Springs Water District, Town of Williamston, Big Creek Water District—along with customers of Electric City Utilities, Homeland Park, Starr-Iva Water District and Broadway…

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Non-binding has just become binding

June 25, 2014

OconeeMedicalCenter and Greenville Health Systems completed their affiliation agreement today.  The announcement, along with an explanation, came following a special meeting of the OMC board—where Chairman Rick Phillips said agreement was unanimous.  The Oconee hospital becomes part of the Greenville system beginning October 1 and continuing through the life of a 50-year lease.  Both sides…

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BREAKING NEWS from the local hospital

June 25, 2014

The boards of Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health System have approved a binding deal that makes OMC part of the GHS system–thru a 50-year lease beginning October 1.  The announcement was made and explained this afternoon to reporters by Jeanne Ward, OMC president/CEO; Hunter Kome, chief operating officer; and Rick Philips, OMC board chairman.…

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Accident outside doctor’s office

June 25, 2014

A van struck an overhead awning outside a doctor’s office this morning near West Union. But the damage was minor. At the time, a Senior Citizens’ van was dropping off patients at the Golden Corner Family Practice on highway 11. No one was hurt.

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“Decision Day” at Oconee Medical Center

June 25, 2014

The board of directors at Oconee Memorial Center, during a noon hour meeting today, is expected to take a decision that’ll have far-reaching consequences for local hospital care. And that decision, if approved, will place OMC under the control of Greenville Health System—a larger hospital care system. Some critics of the agreement decry the loss…

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Fire cause sought

June 25, 2014

The Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled out arson in last weekend’s fire in a Stephens County industrial building. But while the investigators see nothing suspicious, they were at the Heavywood Furniture building Monday to start to try to determine what caused the fire. The Fire Marshal’s Office is working in cooperation with the company’s…

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Special Walhalla meeting tonight

June 25, 2014

A rare Wednesday meeting for the Walhalla City Council. Mayor Danny Edwards will call the council into  session at 5:30 this afternoon at City Hall to consider final approval of an agreement with an engineering company for a USDA-funded water project. The company is Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Also, up for a second reading is…

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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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