Gearing up for hospital agreement

June 19, 2014

An Oconee Medical Center official says, during an executive session meeting Monday, the board of directors will review the agreement to bring the hospital under the umbrella of the Greenville Hospital System. But Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says a vote is not anticipated. Kome said, “We will have a separate meeting to vote…

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“But it appears perhaps it is not to be”

June 18, 2014

The project to bring a boutique hotel and restaurant to Walhalla appears to be on its last leg. And the developers have all but declared an end to their effort to remodel the former courthouse, at Main and S. Church, and save the 1956 building from eventual demolition. In an open letter to Courthouse Inn…

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Part of 123 to be re-surfaced next month

June 18, 2014

An official of the contractor says a section of U-S 123 in Seneca is planned for re-surfacing next month. The work will take place from Lindsay Road to Old Salem Road and will take in the 123-130/E-N 1st Street intersection. In length, the section of 123 is less than a mile. However, because the highway…

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Sewer rate increase in the offing

June 18, 2014

A new budget for Westminster will mean higher charges for property taxes and sewer service. The council gave direction to its staff last night to enact a 3% increase on sewer bills “effective with the next cycle” of billing. The council also approved a rare property tax increase. An additional 6 mills of taxes will…

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Producing work-ready graduates

June 18, 2014

Tri-County Technical College officials joined representatives of local and area manufacturing companies for the recent International Automation Conference 2014. The Chicago, Illinois meeting last month attracted 200 attendees who face an identical challenge: finding and hiring people with 21st century workplace skills. Tech is proud of its growing collaboration with industry that has led to…

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Smith completes basic training

June 18, 2014

Army Reserve Spec. William Smith has graduated basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Georgia. Smith is the son of Beverly Smith of Seneca and a 2008 graduate of Seneca High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree last year from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg.

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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