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Meeting’s theme is reorganization

January 4, 2013

A theme to re-organize for a New Year runs through the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The meeting starts at 6 o’clock in council chambers in Walhalla, and begins with Probate Judge Kenny Johns giving the oath of office to Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter. The three councilmen…

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A change in business as usual

January 4, 2013

After last year’s embarrassment, Oconee Medical Center seeks a change affecting a democratic process in the formation of its policy-making board. A tradition of yearly hospital association membership meetings has been the election of board members, on motions by association members attending the annual meeting. But last year the hospital struggled to get make a…

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Dietterick’s five-year crystal ball

January 4, 2013

The city administrator in Seneca wants the mayor and council to focus on a five-year plan for the city to undertake major projects. Those projects could include a new police station and expanded space for the street department. Because the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is light, administrator Greg Dietterick is asking the mayor and council…

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Lottery winner in Piedmont

January 4, 2013
Lottery winner in Piedmont

The S-C Education Lottery reports a Piedmont man won $200 thousand playing the lottery the day after New Year’s Day. The winner bought a $10 Red Hot Cash ticket, outside of the VGO Mart on River Road in his home town. For selling the claimed ticket, the store gets a commission of $2 thousand.

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Banners suggested to mark MLK Way

January 4, 2013

A main thoroughfare through Seneca soon will reflect the city’s tribute to a late civil rights leader, but not in time for the national holiday this month for his birth date. At a meeting planned January 15, Seneca’s Ed Halbig says leaders of the Oconee Chapter of the NAACP will be consulted as to whether…

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Earles Grove wreck injured three

January 4, 2013

State troopers report three people hurt in yesterday afternoon’s accident on S.C. 59 in the Earles Grove Community. Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred when a mail carrier’s truck slowed down and was struck from the rear by a Volkswagen Jetta. Elder said the mail carrier, Tiffany L. King of Westminster, was sent to…

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Accident UPDATE

January 3, 2013

New reports indicate the S.C. 59 accident injured three people and has required the temporary closing of the two-lane highway in Earles Grove community. One county responder said one of the injured was taken to a trauma center.  The impact resulted in one of the two vehicles involved, a mail truck, spilling mail across the…

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SC 59 wreck at Earles Grove

January 3, 2013

A traffic crash was reported shortly before 1:30 this afternoon in Earles Grove community. Ambulances and other responder units have responded, and one nearby resident says S.C. 59 is blocked on her side, at the Earles Grove Baptist Church.

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Relief bill moves toward vote

January 3, 2013

Once the new Congress takes its oath today, South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan and his other House colleagues are likely to face a vote on whether to approve billions of dollars in disaster aid for Northeast states devastated by Hurricane Sandy. A spokesman for S.C.’s Third District Representative says Duncan has yet to make up his…

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Why Oconee has a 9-1-1 sign law

January 3, 2013

At the start of a new year, Oconee County stresses the importance of those reflective signs with house numbers in the front yards of many homes countywide. Scott Krein, director of Emergency Services, says those signs help responders find your home in the event of emergency. “We have all been frustrated when trying to go…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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