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Third meeting produces a vote

October 1, 2014

A school that serves troubled boys in Mountain Rest lost its bid last night for an exception to the county’s zoning rules to construct a new dormitory that would allow Whetstone Academy to enroll as many as 32 boys. But the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals needed two and a half hours to reach the…

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Man arrested worked at school in dual role

October 1, 2014

  The man police arrested Monday on the charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree worked at Walhalla High School in a dual capacity. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said Terrence Tremayne Galloway worked as a custodian who also was an assistant football coach. But Thorsland said Galloway, a 23-year old Pendleton…

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School custodian arrested

September 30, 2014

A man the police describe as a janitor at Walhalla High School has been arrested and charged with sexual conduct with a student. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this afternoon said Terrence Tremayne Galloway, 23-year old Pendleton resident, was arrested yesterday afternoon, based on an investigation that alleges sexual contact and communication between him and a 15-year…

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Dietary manager testifies

September 30, 2014

The dietary manager at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation became the fourth witness today to testify for the defense in the civil trial that alleges medical malpractice at the facility. On the stand, Debbie Collins answered questions about the diet prepared for Dorothy Reynolds, who was transferred from a hospital to the nursing care facility in…

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Hospital system OKs $2 billion budget

September 30, 2014

Trustees for Greenville Health System passed a $2 billion operating revenue budget. While the budget calls for a jobs increase, it does not call for a price increase—-meaning that, for the second straight year, room rates at GHS hospitals such as Oconee will remain unchanged. Oconee Medical Center will join GHS tomorrow under the name…

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September 30, 2014

The sheriff in Stephens County, Georgia reports one person in custody as part of an investigation of a fatal shooting at a home on Prather Bridge Road. WNEG in Toccoa quotes Sheriff Randy Shirley as saying that, in response to a 9-1-1 call yesterday morning, authorities found the body of Kim Lanier, owner of Cutting…

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Clemson student’s death

September 30, 2014

Clemson University has released a statement about the death of one of its students. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Clemson student Kendall Wernet, a junior management major from Arden, N. C.,” said Clemson University Dean of Students Shannon Finning. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends,…

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Voter registration deadline

September 30, 2014

To cast a ballot in this year’s General Election, South Carolinians must be registered in good standing by this Saturday. Joy Scharich, the director of Oconee Registration and Elections, said this morning that if you already are a registered voter, you need not take any action between now and this Saturday’s deadline. But for those…

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Debt refinancing on the agenda

September 30, 2014

In taking over Oconee Medical Center, Greenville Health System assumes Oconee’s debt payments. And today the board of trustees for GHS considers a “recommendation of Oconee plan for debt refinancing.” The trustees meet at 9 o’clock this morning in downtown Greenville. The OMC board of directors still exists, but it no longer sets the budget…

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Public comment invited

September 30, 2014

U-S Forest Service officials are asking for comments on an environmental analysis released yesterday on designating boater access trails on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. The analysis covered five proposed trails on national forests in Georgia and the Carolinas. The proposal is linked to decisions made in 2012 to allow…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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