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Alabama will extradite

February 26, 2013

An Oconee sheriff’s officer says two men inside a vehicle which pulled over yesterday for a routine traffic stop have been determined to be wanted on charges in Alabama, and the state often referred to as the Cotton State will extradite. The traffic stop, initiated by officer Mayer yesterday afternoon on the Shiloh Road near…

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Seneca’s “BOAR” takes action

February 26, 2013

Applicants Kenneth and Annette Rochester and Gregory and Lindsey Coutu have their desired certificates of appropriateness to make changes. For the Rochesters, it’s their business at 103 E-N 1st Street. For the Coutus, it’s their home at 303 S. Townville. City planner Tamy Sanford said the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificates during last…

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OMC board hears financial reports

February 26, 2013

Oconee Medical Center reports a positive bottom line in January. It’s the fourth straight month for a positive margin for the hospital. Expenses fell below budget in January and that, according to hospital officials, helped produce a positive January margin of $1.4 million. But the final ink applied to the hospital’s ledgers for the year…

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I-T switch upcoming at OMC

February 26, 2013

April 1 will be No Fools Day at Oconee Medical Center. That’s the day the hospital launches its new information technology system for medical records. After outlining to the board of directors the changes ahead, vice president for operations Hunter Kome explained to reporters why Paragon, the new way, will be better than the old.…

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Jury to be picked tomorrow

February 25, 2013

A jury is to picked tomorrow morning in Oconee General Sessions to hear the State’s case against Kenneth Wayne Whitworth, a court officer tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The 40-year old Whitworth, arrested August 1, 2011, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine. He is represented by assistant public defender Danny Day, while the state’s prosecution will be…

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Sheep Farm Road officially opens

February 25, 2013

Rarely can you say that a new, major highway has opened in Oconee County. But you can today. The five-lane Sheep Farm Road, from 123 at Wells Highway, crossing the Bountyland Road, and proceeding north to 28 at Tanglewood has officially opened. Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT, describes his office and the…

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Seneca’s “BOAR” tonight!

February 25, 2013

The Seneca board that regulates the city’s historic and design review districts meets tonight, with two advertised hearings on the agenda, along with one new item of business. Planner Tamy Sanford runs down the agenda on 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The City Hall meeting for the Board of Architecture Review begins at 6.    

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Talk taxes tonight

February 25, 2013

A Wahalla leader wants to engage the citizenry tonight in the idea of raising taxes–for the city’s good. Councilman/Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell invites all Walhallans to the activity room of Golden Corner Church, at 325 Kenneth Street, to allow him to share his ideas. Mayor Edwards and the rest of council have chosen to play…

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Handgun safety and proficiency

February 25, 2013

Tri-County Technical College offers a handgun safety and proficiency course this week to allow qualifying participants to apply for a South Carolina concealed weapons permit. The course takes place at 8:30 a-m Saturday at Tech’s Anderson campus, at 511 Michelin Blvd. and will include eight hours of classroom instruction and additional time on the firing…

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Bowers: It requires no more than a simple fix

February 25, 2013

The chairman of Pickens County Republicans thinks he has found an instance of state lawmakers going overboard, trying to apply a simple fix to what’s wrong. It is election reform legislation, particularly taking out a section of 2010 law that caused candidate qualifying disruption last year over the filing of economic interest statements. Instead of…

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