Updating the plan!

At a meeting today at Walhalla City Hall, the planning commission will start the task of updating the comprehensive plan. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says the city has contracted with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments to provide assistance. The meeting begins at 5:30. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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All Clemson water customers should conserve

Water supplies are running extremely low this morning in the City of Clemson, Clemson University, the Town of Pendleton and Sandy Springs Water District—the result of yesterday’s failure of the raw water line at the water plant. The need to conserve remains important, along with the need to boil water for a full minute before using it for drinking or […]

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Fincannon arrested a second time

For a second time, a 75-year old man near Westminster faces allegations of child sex crimes. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the latest arrest of Harold Fincannon of Eastwood Circle, Westminster took place in the Myrtle Beach area. He was later transported back to Oconee and booked into the county jail. Fincannon was arrested last summer on charges of lewd […]

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Clemson approves fee increases

Tuition, housing and the cost for meal plans are going up at Clemson University. By action of the trustees yesterday, the increases are to average in the vicinity of three percent. In-state students will see an increase of $171 dollars a semester—and pay a $25 charge dedicated to facilities maintenance and renovation. Non-state residents will pay $432 dollars more a […]

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Walhalla retains engineering services

In a special meeting, Walhalla hired an engineering company to assist the city as it goes about the project for a new water supply. The agreement is with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Some large dollar figures were tossed around last night at City Hall—between $18 and $19 million. That is the estimate for what it’ll cost to bring Lake Keowee […]

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Accused testifies in his defense

All testimony appears to be complete in the Oconee County trial of a 32-year old man accused of assaulting police officers while resisting arrest. The defense for Christopher Eric Gaines rested yesterday afternoon, as Gaines gave his side of what happened when Seneca police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call February 5, 2012 on W. N. 3rd Street. Judge […]

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Clemson water problems

A boil water notice from the Anderson Regional Joint Water System, effective late last night, covers City of Clemson, Clemson University, West Anderson Water District, Hammond Water District, Town of Pendleton, Sandy Springs Water District, Town of Williamston, Big Creek Water District—along with customers of Electric City Utilities, Homeland Park, Starr-Iva Water District and Broadway Water. Before drinking or cooking […]

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Non-binding has just become binding

OconeeMedicalCenter and Greenville Health Systems completed their affiliation agreement today.  The announcement, along with an explanation, came following a special meeting of the OMC board—where Chairman Rick Phillips said agreement was unanimous.  The Oconee hospital becomes part of the Greenville system beginning October 1 and continuing through the life of a 50-year lease.  Both sides are realizing considerations.  GHS captures […]

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BREAKING NEWS from the local hospital

The boards of Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health System have approved a binding deal that makes OMC part of the GHS system–thru a 50-year lease beginning October 1.  The announcement was made and explained this afternoon to reporters by Jeanne Ward, OMC president/CEO; Hunter Kome, chief operating officer; and Rick Philips, OMC board chairman.  Details can be heard this […]

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