Card crime expands from CU to Seneca

The case of a man arrested by campus police at Clemson in the investigation of credit card crime has spread to the nearby jurisdiction of Seneca. The Seneca police have announced they have added to charges already filed against Richard Clayton Sr. The 43-year old Clayton was arrested last week by Clemson campus police and charged with felony financial transaction […]

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Swimming discouraged due to high water

Until water levels recede, the U-S Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests to avoid swimming in the creeks, rivers and streams. In some waterways, levels are more than one foot above normal. Three swimming-related fatalities have occurred in the Pisgah National Forest this month. Visitors should also avoid climbing near waterfalls and be aware […]

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OMC E-R renovation starts tomorrow

Renovation starts tomorrow on the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center. But all the while the plan is to keep the E-R up and running. The emergency department is to receive new floors, wall coverings, cabinets, lighting, furniture and other improvements. “We see almost 40,000 patients per year in our Emergency Department, which creates a lot of wear and tear […]

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July rain total reaches 15″

A small amount of rain yesterday at Walhalla, combined with a little more than one inch Friday, makes for 15 inches for July—still with a few days remaining. Walhalla Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has been busy in 2013, keeping track of all the rain. So far, 58” through the first seven months.

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Booth to make summer commencement address

The president of Tri-County Technical College, Dr. Ronnie Booth, delivers the summer commencement address 6 o’clock Friday evening at the Anderson Civic Center. Nearly 350 Tech students receive degrees, diplomas or certificates. Besides families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the college are invited to attend the ceremony.

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Fire fighters take advanced training

Nine members of Oconee County’s fire service took part over the weekend in advanced training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Making the trip were County Chief Charlie King, Crossroads Chief Ronnie Williams, Picket Post-Camp Oak Chief Jeff Heaton, Oakway Rescue Chief William Myers, along with fire fighters Brad Whitifield, T-J Harlos, Bradley Roach, Brian Phillips, and Cole […]

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Jim Gadd moving on!

The seven-year executive director of the Oconee Alliance, a public-private partnership, is moving on. Jim Gadd has announced his resignation effective at the end of next month. Gadd says he’s moving to Orlando, Florida, where his wife, Elizabeth, has accepted a job with the University of Central Florida. Gadd helped lead a number of Oconee County projects—such as Oconee Vision […]

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OMC gets cardiac care kudos

Oconee Medical Center is not a heart-surgery hospital, but it does provide emergency diagnostic care and transport for patients in need of heart catherization. And, for the quality of those services, OMC is being recognized by the Greenville Health System Heart and Vascular Institute for ongoing excellence in the care of STEMI patients. According to Kent Whitten, Oconee EMS Director, […]

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Sheriff’s Office reports drug arrests

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports three drug arrests since Thursday afternoon. In each instance, arresting officers say their attention was alerted by either erratic driving or a vehicle violation. At 12:44 a-m Friday, a deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the West-Oak Highway with no rear tailights. That stop led to the arrest of Jerry Lynn Wooten, 52, of Fern Drive, […]

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“A free Outdoor Family Adventure”

Once again, the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day in Oconee County is designed as a free outdoor family adventure. Those who take part this year—Saturday, September 21 at Duke’s World of Energy—-can learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, along with many other hands-on activities. Hunting and angling together are […]

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