Sign on the dotted line starting today

Walhallans may begin today to sign to run in a special November election to decide a city council seat. Beginning at noon today, the office of Oconee Registration and Elections will accept candidacies from Walhalla residents interested in filling the remaining term of Kathy Rogers, whose recent death created the council opening. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Witness testimony lasts two days

A Florida nutritionist who spent about 200 hours reviewing the medical records of the late Dorothy Reynolds spent parts of two days on the stand in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Dr. Rita Jackson was a plaintiff’s witness in the case alleging medical malpractice at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Jackson spent yesterday afternoon under cross examination by a defense attorney […]

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Animal Shelter closed today

It’s cleaning day at the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. And that means the shelter is closed all day today. It will reopen during normal hours tomorrow. Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s Office says, while closed, the shelter will run all normal calls. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oktoberfest supporters worry

Does downtown Walhalla’s part during Oktoberfest detract from the main celebration at Sertoma Field? It’s a question raised in a “Dear Friends” letter that has people talking a little more than one month before Wahalla celebrates its Germanic roots. The letter comes from a member of the former German-American Club who fears that the downtown sidewalk sales event takes attendees […]

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Homicide in Clemson

A 20-year old man was stabbed to death today in Clemson, and the coroner says the police are investigating the death of Cameron Ray Flores as a homicide. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Flores died at Oconee Medical Center after a stab wound to the abdomen at 2 o’clock this morning at 215 Paw Path Lane, Clemson.  Flores lived […]

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Parent support initiative for Oconee

Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat prengancies.  To stem the tide, Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, the Parenting Place and other local organizations will launch CU Succeed.  It’s an initiative to support academic, health and parenting Oconee county residents.  The organizations will […]

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Oconee’s hew honcho for health care

In many who made up this morning’s large crowd for an Oconee Economic Alliance business forum was a sense of anticipation as to just who Michael Riordan is and what kind of role will he and his organization play in Oconee’s future health care needs.  Riordan is the titular head of the Greenville Health System which, in three weeks, assumes […]

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Arrest alleges waterway DUI incident

Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 47-year old Westminster woman on the charge of DUI/water device with great bodily injury. The arrest yesterday of Sherry Darlene Barron of Westminster’s Pritchard Street was part of a South Carolinas DNR investigation of a Labor Day weekend jet ski accident on Lake Keowee. Authorities say that accident near Cane Creek Landing involved two […]

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Dietitian testifies

For the plaintiff, a Florida dietitian testified yesterday during the Oconee County civil trial in which a health and nursing care facility is accused of abuse and neglect. Dr. Rita Jackson’s testimony followed that of three former nurse’s aides who testified about shortcomings they experienced while working at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. The lawsuit against Sava Senior Care and two […]

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