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School bus-garbage truck accident

March 26, 2013

In the parking lot of a Seneca apartment complex this morning, a sanitation truck hit a parked Oconee school bus, according to a school district official. This morning’s accident at Seneca Gardens Apartments at Hillcrest Drive and Fairfield Road was described by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations. No one reported injured.…

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OMC committee forming

March 26, 2013

A committee is being formed at Oconee Medical Center for the purpose of nominating candidates for the hospital board of directors. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO at last night’s board meeting, said she is in the process of wrapping up members for the nomination committee. That committee’s duty will be to recommend hospital board members to cover…

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Three OC accidents

March 26, 2013

State troopers report three traffic accidents in Oconee County during the 7 o’clock hour this morning: at 7:01 on U-S 123 and Tasha Drive; at 7:16 on Fairfield Road; and at 7:35 on Return Church Road.

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OMC on positive ($) side

March 26, 2013

A report heard last night by the board at Oconee Medical Center showed the hospital, for a fifth straight month, recorded a positive bottom line. And that, according to hospital financial officer Kevin Herbert, comes even though net patient revenues were 8.7% below expectations for February. The gain over expense amounted to about $867 and…

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Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

March 26, 2013
Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

Sanctuary Pointe developers call what they plan to do at an Oconee County Lake Hartwell peninsula off I-85 a flagship tourism project that’s to be the first major step in the state’s tourism plan for the upstate. At 6:30 tonight at South Union Baptist Church, the developers and the state Department of Parks, Recreation and…

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Earles Grove brush fire

March 26, 2013

Oakway and other fire departments  answered a brush fire call at 7 last night in the Earles Grove Community. The fire was traced to a mulch fire on the Smith Dairy Farm Road at Alexander Farms. Rural Fire Control reported the mulch company employed bulldozers to cut a  line that enabled fire fighters to put…

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Injured hiker rescued

March 26, 2013

A search team from Transylvania County, North Carolina found an injured hiker late yesterday afternoon in Horsepasture River area of the Jocassee Gorges. The hiker, hurt in a fall, was rendered assistance in getting out of the woods, according to an announcement by Adam Williams, deputy director of Oconee Emergency Services. Williams’ announcement did not…

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Private meeting at OMC

March 26, 2013

Oconee County’s interest in property on the grounds of Oconee Medical Center for a YMCA led to a private meeting last night by some of the parties involved in the potential deal. As reporters were excused from the meeting room, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder and county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley were…

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Traffic temporarily blocked!

March 25, 2013

Traffic has been blocked temporarily near Walhalla because of an accident on SC 183/Westminster Highway at Duck Pond Road. At first report, no injuries in the accident at 3:03 p-m.

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Bannister arrested

March 25, 2013

Law enforcement and Westminster sources are confirming the arrest of the former Westminster Police Chief Scott Bannister. Warrants served on Johnny Scott Bannister at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center charge Bannister with three offenses: forgery, embezzlement of public funds, and misconduct in office. Bannister served as chief until his resignation last summer. The affidavit attached…

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