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OMC’s emergency department to get upgrade

May 29, 2013

The 16-year old emergency department is in line for a half-million dollar upgrade. A donor’s gift will pay $114 thousand of that cost. OMC’s Todd Walker told the board of directors last night that the work will be done in phases to allow the emergency department to continue to see patients during renovations. The emergency…

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OSD makes drug and shoplifting arrests

May 29, 2013

A marijuana plant in a flower bed next to the porch of a home near Salem caught the eye yesterday of Oconee sheriff’s officers and they charged a man there with possessing and manufacturing marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office reports Timmy Andrew Brown, 42 years old, signed a consent to search—during which officers seized nine plants…

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Wiping slate clean for new partnership

May 29, 2013

An inter-government agreement, along with “SWAG”—a sewer and water agreement—have for years specified the criteria for undertaking utility projects in Oconee County. But there was general agreement during a late afternoon meeting at the county’s Pine Street office complex to wipe the slate clean of those agreements and start a new partnership to finally begin…

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OMC’c CEO to sign land transfers

May 29, 2013

The board at Oconee Medical Center has given its CEO/chief executive officer, Jeanne Ward, the authority to sign land transfers to two political entities in Oconee County. One transfers nearly 21 and three-quarter acres to Oconee County at the back end of the hospital campus for the purpose of building a YMCA. The property has…

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“Thanking Our First Responders”

May 28, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan spent part of yesterday morning at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center as a gesture of thanks and gratitude to those who lay it on the line in times of danger—law enforcement officers, fire fighters, paramedics and first responders. It was part of a “Thanking Our First Responders Tour” that takes Duncan to…

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Please count our vanishing fireflies

May 28, 2013

An icon of Southern summers, fireflies, are fewer these times, and harder to find in some communities along the coast—because of urban development and forestry practices. By joining this year’s Firefly Count this Saturday, you can find out if the firefly population in your neighborhood is declining. The census is a Clemson University project. People…

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The police are accredited!

May 28, 2013

The Clemson University Police Department has been accredited by South Carolina Law Enforcement Administration Inc. Through the accreditation process, law enforcement agencies are able to implement a body of professional standards that improve their ability to prevent and control crime, more efficiently deliver services, cooperate and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies and increase citizen…

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Meeting cancelled!

May 28, 2013

Seneca City Hall has announced the cancellation of tonight’s scheduled meeting to consider a contract matter.

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No significant problems reported

May 28, 2013

Though the crowds were large for the Charlie Daniels Band concert Saturday in Seneca, there were no significant problems with that crowd or the traffic—in the estimation of the city police. Six arrests were made—three for public disorderly conduct and one each for open container, theft of a purse, and possession of a controlled substance.…

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Former plant property “under contract”

May 28, 2013

Oconee County property that, for decades, was home to the Milliken-DeFore textile manufacturing operation is closer to a new use. It’s the 40-acres or so near the 93-123 juncture that backs up to Lake Hartwell. At this month’s meeting of the county Economic Development Commission, the property was referred to as a “planned commercial, mix-use…

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