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OMC members disband

January 18, 2013

Around 8 o’clock last night Oconee Medical Center entered a new era, as  dues-paying members of the hospital association voted to disband. The action allows OMC to become a non-membership, not-for-profit corporation. In place of votes by the association membership, the board of directors will choose its future members, with the help of a nominating…

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Sewer overflows

January 18, 2013

City of Walhalla has issued a public notice to residents of Shadybrook Drive and Warner Mill. Several manholes are flooded. Those in those two areas should avoid contact with the streams until flood conditions have passed. Walhalla is monitoring the water quality of the streams and will make further announcements. At Clemson, a sewer overflow…

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Schools running on regular schedule

January 18, 2013

Oconee public schools are running this morning on time and on regular schedule. According to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, it appears we missed the snow, but driving should be approached cautiously as water is still on some of the roads. The S.C. Department of Transportation has activated its online site for winter weather conditions. For…

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Duncan to take Clinton testimony

January 17, 2013

The U-S House Foreign Affairs Committee, whose members include S.C. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan, takes testimony next week from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about last year’s terrorist attack on the U-S diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. That attacked killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans: Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.…

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Flat Rock Road reopens

January 17, 2013

Two cars collided during heavy rain shortly before 10:30 this morning on the Flat Rock Road near Walhalla. One responder reported no injuries though, for a while, the road was blocked to traffic. One of the cars involved was pulling a trailer.  

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PRWD holds first 2013 meeting

January 17, 2013

The board for Pioneer Rural Water transacted business during its first meeting of 2013. At last week’s meeting, according to Chairman Jerry Barlow, the board moved forward with its intent to buy property within the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park for the construction of the district’s first treatment plant. Contractors’ bids will be sought by…

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Army COE addresses rumor

January 17, 2013

In spite of this week’s abundant rains, the Savannah River Basin drought remains ongoing. And this week District Commander Jeff Hall of the Army Corps of Engineers addressed the need to balance outflows during dry spells. “We updated our drought plan after a series of droughts. We also recently completed the 2012 Interim Drought Environmental…

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Laid-off workers to be re-hired

January 17, 2013

Workers who lost their jobs last year at a manufacturing plant in Rabun County, Georgia can expect to be returned to those jobs this year. Parkdale Mills, which runs a plant in Rabun Gap, has announced it is re-hiring about 45 laid-off workers

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Mountain road collapse

January 17, 2013
Mountain road collapse

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) due to a landslide which undercut the road near mile marker 22 between Collins Creeks and Webb Overlook at 9:40 am. As reported by WFSC in Franklin, N.C., the slide is estimated to be a 200 foot section of road extending 1000 foot…

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Recruiting teachers

January 17, 2013

In considering a career change, have you ever thought about becoming a school teacher? The education non-profit American Board specializes in addressing teacher shortages in high-need subjects such as math and science, and this month will conduct a community information meeting in Walhalla to counsel career-changers on the chance to become certified teachers in South…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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