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Heritage Fair underway

October 3, 2012
Heritage Fair underway

Today is Senior Citizens Day at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair at Fair Play. And 96.3/WGOG went live yesterday afternoon with the ceremony that officially opened the five-day event. But the fair didn’t officially start until Tim Donald said, “Let the fair begin.” The fair has a picturesque setting: Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.

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Walhalla hotel deal likely

October 3, 2012

Developers John Powell and Jim Carswell appear to be on their way to a final agreement with Oconee County, to allow them to convert the dilapidating former courthouse into a five-story, 55-room hotel and retail center. County Administrator Scott Moulder told a council committee yesterday that roof repairs and whether Short Street is made one-way…

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Medicare’s new authority to fine hospitals

October 2, 2012
Medicare’s new authority to fine hospitals

Oconee Medical Center, like other hospitals across the country, is feeling one of the first direct impacts this week of the two-year old national health care law. And one of OMC’s officials sees the Medicare change as well intentioned for both the well being of the patient and the well being of the government’s insurance…

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DOT working on Coffee Road

October 2, 2012

The DOT is working on the Walhalla side of Coffee Road, and it’s going to mean some traffic changes for the first part of tomorrow. Look for a temporary detour onto Campbelltown Road while the DOT workers replace pipe. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer, says the work is preparatory to the expectation that funding next…

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Wreck on By-Pass 123

October 2, 2012

An accident, apparently involving a truck and a Jeep, on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass, in front of the entrance to the movie theater, has resulted in heavy property damage and delays for motorists on one side of the four-lane highway. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m.

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Duncan statement on death at the border

October 2, 2012

Congressman Jeff Duncan says, “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the border patrol agent in Tucson who lost his life this morning while serving our country.” On a trail at 4:33 a-m EDT deputies found one agent dead and another wounded. The agents were assigned to the Brian Terry Station in…

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Walhalla water fund draws interest

October 2, 2012

The deal that Walhalla and conservationists struck five years ago protected 440 acres on the mountain from development and left the city with more than one million dollars in the bank. That money has never been spent, as the mayor and city council in 2007 designated the money for a savings account restricted to the…

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Senior Solutions wing “re-opened”

October 2, 2012
Senior Solutions wing “re-opened”

At Seneca this morning, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell complimented Oconee’s Senior Solutions for its services to senior citizens. McConnell, a former state senator in his first year as lieutenant governor, gave the featured talk for a symbolic ribbon-cutting for a renovated wing of Senior Solutions. McConnell referred to a $300 thousand grant from…

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Possession of X Box game causes fight

October 2, 2012

A fight in Westminster landed one man in jail and two others in need of stitches. The police report that a dispute yesterday over the possession of an X Box game apparently caused one man to strike two others, using a glass bottle and a Christmas tree pole as weapons. The police served warrants charging…

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Catch a ride anyone?

October 2, 2012
Catch a ride anyone?

If you have an opinion or question about the feasibility to expanding Clemson Area Transit bus routes in Oconee County, you’ll want Ernie Boughman to hear it. Boughman and his associates are working on an updated passenger bus service study, the results of which could make their way to the Oconee County Council by the…

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
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