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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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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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Calendar

  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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