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Personnel changes within Oconee schools

June 26, 2014

A new administrator and three new principals have been appointed to start work within the Oconee public school system. In meetings today, the county trustees are making personnel moves. They include the selection of Ginger Hopkins as assistant superintendent of instruction. Angie Henderson will take over as principal of Ravenel Elementary School; Rosemary Wise is…

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Sex crime alleged near Seneca

June 26, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 28-year old Seneca man, Christopher Trent Wilder of Utica Street, on the charge of criminal sexual conduct first degree. An arrest affidavit, signed by Sgt. Kevin Cain, alleges that, in addition to being the victim of a sex crime, the female was the victim of aggravating force as the accused…

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Updating the plan!

June 26, 2014

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.

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All Clemson water customers should conserve

June 26, 2014

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…

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Fincannon arrested a second time

June 26, 2014

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…

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Clemson approves fee increases

June 26, 2014

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…

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Walhalla retains engineering services

June 26, 2014

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…

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Accused testifies in his defense

June 26, 2014

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…

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Clemson water problems

June 26, 2014

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…

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Non-binding has just become binding

June 25, 2014

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…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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