Howiler to leave the OMC board

A change in leadership is ahead for the policy-making board at Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Bill Howiler, the current board chairman, is ineligible for re-appointment to the board after completing two straight four-year terms. A hospital spokesman says Howiler’s replacement will be voted on during the board’s January meeting. Walhalla resident Thelma Miller currently serves as board vice-chairwoman.

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Thrift in line for contract

A road builder near Seneca is in line for an Oconee County paving contract worth more than $340 thousand. Oconee County staff recommends County Council award the contract to Thrift Development, low bidder for the work. Four roads are involved, two in the Seneca area—Dobson Cove and East Capewood Avenue; and two are in the Westminster area—RC Drive and Lynx […]

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Bids to be let for OC highway work

By the middle of next year, Oconee motorists should be able to enjoy a smoother surface on which to maneuver through one of the county’s busiest intersections.  A DOT official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the state’s bid letting to re-surface a short section of 123 at Seneca will take place in January, with the expectation that the job will be started […]

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Photos with Santa for a good cause!

By taking advantage of an opportunity for photos with Kris Kringle himself, you’ll be helping one of Oconee’s best causes tomorrow—-the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. All photos will cost $10 dollars and the proceeds go to help animals housed at the shelter. Children and well-mannered leased pets are welcome from 10 a-m to 2 p-m at the shelter, 1925 […]

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Graham to oppose budget deal

The House passed a budget deal, but Senator Lindsey Graham says when the agreement arrives in his chamber, he’s going to vote no. In a statement from Washington, the Oconee Republican said, “I believe it will do disproportionate harm to our military retirees.” The Senate Armed Services committee member gave these examples of how the agreement would impact military retiree […]

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Crossroads home destroyed by fire

Fire took a devastating toll in the middle of the night in the Crossroads Community south of Seneca. Rural Fire dispatch reports a home near highway 24—350 Cedar Lane Road—was lost to fire. At first, authorities feared some or all of the occupants were trapped, but all three got out OK. Firemen answered the first call at 12:15 this morning. […]

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Schools dismiss for winter break

Oconee County public schools dismiss for the winter break one week from today, Friday, December 20. It’ll be an early dismissal day for students. Parents should plan for elementary students being dismissed around 11 and middle and high school students about 11:15. Beginning Monday, December 23, all school and district offices will be closed. They’ll re-open Thursday, January 2. Middle […]

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OC ranked high for job seekers

A report from a personal finance and consumer advocacy website names Oconee County one of South Carolina’s best places for job seekers. Nerd Wallet asked three fundamental questions when evaluating the state to gauge the top locations for job seekers: 1. Is the county growing? 2. Can you afford to live in the county comfortably? And 3. Are most people […]

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The quality of Clemson water

Dissatisfied by the taste of Clemson water? You may be interested in a report to be made Monday night to the Clemson City Council. Scott Willett, executive director and general manager of the Anderson Joint Water System, reports regarding the enhancements to the water treatment process to improve the water quality.

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