Kyle Thomas new president/CEO of Blue Ridge Bank

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Bank and Blue Ridge Financial Corporation recently announced C. Kyle Thomas as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, September 12.  “On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to have Mr. Kyle Thomas as the new President and CEO of the Blue Ridge Bank,” stated Jesse Neville. “He brings an […]

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Epic replaces Paragon at Oconee Memorial

At Oconee Memorial Hospital, one electronic record-keeping system will replace another.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, announced recently that the switch to Epic will take place on October 1.  “It’s a single data-based electronic medical record system.”  Speaking to the OMH Holdings Board, Kome said, “What that means is that each patient has one record of regardless […]

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Mobile home destroyed by fire

An early Sunday morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Oconee County.  Rural Fire Control reports the Oakway Volunteer Fire Department received the primary call to 365 Armstrong Road at 4 o’clock in the morning.  No one reported hurt.  The residents at that mobile home were believed to have been away at the time.  American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers […]

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Marshall Crooks

Westminster – Marshall Christopher Crooks, 72, husband of Janice Elmira Wilbanks Crooks, of 206 North Retreat Rd., passed away, Friday, September 2, 2016 at his residence.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2016 from the Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends 2 – 3 pm, Sunday, prior to the service […]

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Tiller’s job with Seneca to be terminated

Seneca Police chief John Covington announced today the termination of the employment of Mark Tiller from the police force, effective Friday, September 9.  Tiller has been on administrative leave with pay since last summer’s fatal shooting of a 19-year old man in the parking lot of a restaurant.  Covington said, “This is a ‘Personnel Matter’ and therefore I am unable […]

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Sam Dickson to chair the new Oconee Chamber of Commerce

A Westminster man, Sam Dickson, will serve as board chairman of the newly-organized Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  In the meantime, efforts are being focused on hiring an executive director.  For at least the first year, Dickson will chair the 11-member board, which features equal representation from the county’s three largest municipalities:  Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster.

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Three I-85 accidents

In a one-hour window this afternoon, three accidents were reported on I-85 in Oconee County.  According to the state patrol, two occurred at the four-mile marker and the third at the two-mile mark.  Injuries were reported in one accident.  All occurred between 12:20 and 1:14 pm.

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Greg Brock

Westminster – Steven Gregory Brock, 50, of Brock Rd., passed away, Thursday, September 1, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Saturday, September 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 3 -4 pm, Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at First Baptist Church Cemetery. […]

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