A morning to try out the sleds!

A moderate snowfall has given Oconee County the look of a rare winter wonderland. And the spectacle has not been lost on some of the young at heart. A handful of them have assembled on the grounds of the hilly Walhalla Community Depot at Kaufman Square to go sledding. Depending on where you are the accumulation is ranging between three […]

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Transition going well, Hunter Kome says

Oconee Memorial Hospital and its new owner, the Greenville Health System, have yet to be able to mesh their separate financial accounting systems, but the transition is going well, according to Hunter Kome. The president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS told the Oconee board of directors last night, “We’re having a good year financially. Volumes have been outstanding.” […]

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Reward money still out there!

Crime Stoppers of Oconee and BASF are still offering reward money for information on the loss of precious metals from the plant near Seneca. The posted reward is up to $2 thousand dollars for information that leads to the recovery of the metals and materials, as well as potential arrests in any of the cases. In September last year, $12 […]

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Trial to start this morning

At the Oconee Courthouse, a jury has been selected in the case of Shane Adam Burdette, charged with murder. The Westminster area man is accused in the shooting death in the summer of 2013 at 108 Mount Pleasant Road of 21-year old James Evan Tyner. Yesterday Judge Cordell Maddox ruled investigators had given Burdette proper readings of his rights to […]

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Sammy Dickson elected to bank board of directors

The board of directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, has unanimously elected Sammy Dickson to its board. Dickson lives in Westminster, attended Oconee schools, and is a graduate of Anderson College. Since 1975, he has been employed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and currently serves as the manager of Administration, manager of Finance, and […]

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Hospital grants county easement for a YMCA

The board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital granted an easement last night to Oconee County to cross the property that is set aside for the county’s first YMCA, featuring an indoor aquatic center. The board acted after a presentation by Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, and Phil Shirley, director of county Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Currently, […]

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Man arrested in three-month old Wal-Mart shoplifting

An Anderson County man has been arrested in the investigation of a three-month old Oconee County case of shoplifting. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Jemal David Carson. Two addresses have been listed for the 46-year old Carson: the city of Anderson and the town of Pendleton. Based on information the Sheriff’s Office received from the public warrants […]

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Oconee Forever held Saturday event

In spite of winter weather Saturday, 13 Oconee County landowners met at the Mountain Rest Baptist Church to learn ways to protect their land. They took part in the annual landowners’ brunch organized by Oconee Forever … and learned about protective covenants, land donations and conservation agreements. Shea Airey, chairman of the Oconee Conservation Bank, described the process to leverage […]

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Pickens County names Ralph Guarino

A 15-year Pickens County employee, Ralph Guarino, has been named interim county administrator. Guarino, who serves as Pickens County finance director, was given the additional duty Saturday as part of the Pickens County Council planning retreat. The council will now conduct a search for the new administrator—the job that opened last week on the resignation of Matthew Delk. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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