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Thinking about Ebola at Oconee Memorial

October 15, 2014

The Oconee Memorial Hospital is heeding the call of the director of Centers for Disease Control. At Oconee Memorial, they are planning for a what-if. What if the hospital at Seneca were presented with a deadly case of the Ebola virus? Hunter Kome, the newly-named president of the Oconee Medical Campus, says, “We are taking…

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$100 thousand grant on the way

October 15, 2014

Walhalla’s re-opened swimming pool is going to benefit from an influx of money from the state level. City leaders soon expect the resident state senator, Thomas Alexander, to bring home the bacon—a $100 thousand dollar grant from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. The primary purpose for the grant is to adapt the…

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Seneca kills downtown parking plan

October 15, 2014

The idea of Duke Energy workers parking in Seneca’s downtown and then shuttled by bus to the nuclear plant rubbed some merchants the wrong way.  And now the idea of Seneca making parking at the Norton-ThompsonPark available has been scrapped.  Merchants, such as SteveSprings and Bob Becker, made their concerns known during last night’s city…

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Mayor predicts Streetscape bids to go out soon

October 15, 2014

Mayor Danny Edwards predicts contractor bids will soon be requested for what Walhalla officials envision as stage one of Streetscape—the re-make of a four-block area of the downtown. Edwards made his prediction last night during a City Hall meeting after hearing Scott Parris, the utilities superintendent, report a variety of developments as Walhalla gets closer…

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Californian arrested after I-85 traffic stop

October 15, 2014
Californian arrested after I-85 traffic stop

A California man who told Oconee deputies he was on his way to see his daughter wound up spending the night in jail. The Sheriff’s Office announced that Sacramento resident Eugene Duncan Jr. was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after a traffic stop Monday on I-85 near the South Carolina 11 exit.…

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Judge orders 25-year prison term

October 15, 2014

A 42-year old Westminster man has been sent to prison for possession of methamphetamine third offense. Oconee General Sessions Judge Roger Couch handed down a 25-year sentence to Steven Ranslow Allison. A jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict. The office of Solicitor Chrissy Adams released these comments about Allison’s conviction and sentence:  “On July 15,…

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In consideration of a soaked Sertoma Field

October 15, 2014

Walhalla councilwoman Jennifer Crawford plans to place a call to Duane Wilson, president of Oktoberfest, to request that the vendors wait at least until the latter part of the day to begin to set up on Sertoma Field. At the start of last night’s City Hall meeting, the thinking on the part of the mayor…

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Trees down countywide

October 15, 2014

After the drenching, Oconee County is left to fend with fallen trees. One particularly large tree fell at the western edge of the county, on New Madison Road, one-eighth mile from 123/the Westminster-Toccoa Highway. The coming onslaught of a new band of hard prompted the Oconee Common Pleas Court judge to send home the jury…

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Sertoma Field “standing in water”

October 14, 2014

The beating that Oconee and the rest of the southeast are taking is no friend to the folks who are organizing this week’s Oktoberfest at Sertoma Field.  The low-lying recreation field is described today as “standing in water” in several sections, and the creek there is rising with rain to continuing to fall.  The rain…

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Below $3 a gallon!

October 14, 2014

The average price in South Carolina for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $2.97. According to the motor club AAA Carolinas, that is eight cents lower than a week ago, and the downward trend is expected to continue. AAA’S Tiffany Wright says South Carolina motorists are paying 14 cents less per gallon than on…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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