Seneca awards construction contracts

At a special meeting, Seneca City Council gave its utilities department the go-ahead on two construction projects. Hogan Construction has been awarded a contract worth about $2.4 million to build the downtown storage facility. A second project behind City Hall will be the addition of an electric substation. Worth about $600 thousand, that construction contract was awarded to J-L Malone […]

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Transportation help for outage workers

A deal with Seneca would help Duke Energy accommodate traffic from thousands of contract workers who are due in the area the next two months for a scheduled major outage at the Oconee Nuclear Station. At City Hall last night, Seneca Administrator Greg Dietterick announced that the city and Duke are negotiating a deal in which some of 4,500 contract […]

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Trial week three expected to be the last

Trial week three expected to be the last 0730, Wed., 1 October 2014..lrm An Oconee County medical malpractice trial, now in its third week, is taking a toll on the jury. Outside the presence of the jury yesterday, Judge Cordell Maddox told the lawyers that he’s worried about “the jury’s frustration level.” There are some indications that if the trial […]

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Fairgrounds worker injured

A worker at the Foothills Heritage Fairgrounds required hospital treatment yesterday when he was shocked as he reached inside an electrical panel box. Oconee Emergency Services identified the worker as an employee of the amusement ride company and said he was thrown back a few feet once the shock set in. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said the man […]

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Third meeting produces a vote

A school that serves troubled boys in Mountain Rest lost its bid last night for an exception to the county’s zoning rules to construct a new dormitory that would allow Whetstone Academy to enroll as many as 32 boys. But the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals needed two and a half hours to reach the decision in what was the […]

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Man arrested worked at school in dual role

  The man police arrested Monday on the charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree worked at Walhalla High School in a dual capacity. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said Terrence Tremayne Galloway worked as a custodian who also was an assistant football coach. But Thorsland said Galloway, a 23-year old Pendleton resident, is no longer an […]

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School custodian arrested

A man the police describe as a janitor at Walhalla High School has been arrested and charged with sexual conduct with a student. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this afternoon said Terrence Tremayne Galloway, 23-year old Pendleton resident, was arrested yesterday afternoon, based on an investigation that alleges sexual contact and communication between him and a 15-year girl. Wilbanks says the charge […]

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Dietary manager testifies

The dietary manager at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation became the fourth witness today to testify for the defense in the civil trial that alleges medical malpractice at the facility. On the stand, Debbie Collins answered questions about the diet prepared for Dorothy Reynolds, who was transferred from a hospital to the nursing care facility in 2010, in the months before […]

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Hospital system OKs $2 billion budget

Trustees for Greenville Health System passed a $2 billion operating revenue budget. While the budget calls for a jobs increase, it does not call for a price increase—-meaning that, for the second straight year, room rates at GHS hospitals such as Oconee will remain unchanged. Oconee Medical Center will join GHS tomorrow under the name of Oconee Memorial Hospital, and […]

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The sheriff in Stephens County, Georgia reports one person in custody as part of an investigation of a fatal shooting at a home on Prather Bridge Road. WNEG in Toccoa quotes Sheriff Randy Shirley as saying that, in response to a 9-1-1 call yesterday morning, authorities found the body of Kim Lanier, owner of Cutting Edge Day Spa in Toccoa. […]

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