“Y” site vote likely in February

On the grounds of Oconee Memorial Hospital, a YMCA group is abandoning one location for another.  Last night Dr. Greg Enders, chairman of the ‘Y’ board, showed architectural drawings and an update to the board of directors of the Oconee Memorial Holdings Board.  The board controls hospital properties.  Last year the board approved an easement for an original YMCA location […]

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Streetscape workers on both sides of Main

Walhalla Streetscape workers are on both sides of Main Street today.  They are continuing water line and demolition work on the south side of Main between Spring and Catherine streets.  They are also grading for new curbs on the north side between Ann and Spring.  Temporary striping was finished yesterday between Tugaloo and Catherine.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Dentist joins hospital board

Dentist Chuck Garbadian sat down last night for his first meeting as a member of board of the Oconee Medical Holdings.  Though hospital policy decisions are now made in Greenville, there remains a board of local and area residents who govern the properties on which the hospital provides care.  Dr. Garbadian received a welcome during last night’s meeting.  Two other […]

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Year after merger, hospital upswing

A year after the Greenville Hospital System merger, a local panel called the Oconee Medical Holdings Board of Directors remains the last vestige of official community involvement at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Last night that board, chaired by Seneca’s Cecil Turner, held its first meeting after the one-year merger anniversary.  Turner and his colleagues heard an upbeat picture from Hunter Kome, […]

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Hiott to be sentenced momentarily

Two o’clock is the appointed time this afternoon in Greenville for the sentencing of a Oconee former banker.  Benjamin Lee Hiott’s fate awaits him during a proceeding in the U-S District.  The former Community First banker faces legal troubles on a couple of fronts.  Besides the bank fraud charges that brought him to the federal criminal court, he’s a defendant […]

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Weekend chases snares Westminster man

From Earles Grove into Anderson County.  That is the route a law enforcement pursuit followed during the weekend before a young Westminster man was arrested.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the car driven by Evan Craig Andrus came to a stop behind the Townville Fire Department and the 21-year old Andrus was issued tickets for reckless driving and driving […]

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Fermin Miguel Mestizo

Fermin Miguel Mestizo, 51, of 133 S. Abbott Road, Wahallla died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Elvia Rafaela Mestizo.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Seneca with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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