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BREAKING NEWS from the local hospital

June 25, 2014

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.…

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Accident outside doctor’s office

June 25, 2014

A van struck an overhead awning outside a doctor’s office this morning near West Union. But the damage was minor. At the time, a Senior Citizens’ van was dropping off patients at the Golden Corner Family Practice on highway 11. No one was hurt.

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“Decision Day” at Oconee Medical Center

June 25, 2014

The board of directors at Oconee Memorial Center, during a noon hour meeting today, is expected to take a decision that’ll have far-reaching consequences for local hospital care. And that decision, if approved, will place OMC under the control of Greenville Health System—a larger hospital care system. Some critics of the agreement decry the loss…

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Fire cause sought

June 25, 2014

The Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled out arson in last weekend’s fire in a Stephens County industrial building. But while the investigators see nothing suspicious, they were at the Heavywood Furniture building Monday to start to try to determine what caused the fire. The Fire Marshal’s Office is working in cooperation with the company’s…

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Special Walhalla meeting tonight

June 25, 2014

A rare Wednesday meeting for the Walhalla City Council. Mayor Danny Edwards will call the council into  session at 5:30 this afternoon at City Hall to consider final approval of an agreement with an engineering company for a USDA-funded water project. The company is Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Also, up for a second reading is…

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So far, no money for a Kellett re-make

June 25, 2014

Seneca leaders set in motion last night new budgets to cover income and spending for the next year, but the new budgets include no money toward a plan to find an alternate use for a 12-acre former school property.  And that was somewhat of a sore point between a neighborhood representative and the mayor.  City…

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The police believe Franks solely responsible

June 25, 2014

With the arrest of a 39-year old man who lives near Seneca, the city police believe they have the individual responsible for $30 thousand worth of vandalism since the first of the year. The police yesterday announced the arrest of Calvin Scottie Franks of Singing Pines Road on 10 counts of malicious damage to personal…

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Oconee’s vote results

June 25, 2014

Oconeeans who made the effort yesterday cast their lot with the apparent winners in the statewide primary runoff elections. Fewer than three thousand Oconee County voters participated in runoff elections. Here are Oconee’s unofficial results: In the Democratic runoff, Tom Thompson took nearly 66% of the vote for state Superintendent of Education. Thompson tallied 131…

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Paul Cain: “It’s a mess”

June 24, 2014

Paul Cain, the newest Oconee County councilman, has gotten his first look inside the old county courthouse. And, like others who’ve seen it, Cain calls the conditions a mess. The District 3 councilman said once the developers’ lease expires this summer, the council will be faced with either tearing down the 1956 building or repairing—expensive…

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Water main break near Walhalla

June 24, 2014

A water main break near Walhalla has halted service for those customers in the vicinity of South Carolina 183/the Westminster Highway and Oak Grove Road.  City Hall has been swamped with calls.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says utility crews have been working on the problem all morning.

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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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