$610 thousand “due and payable”

October 8, 2013
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The Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca awaits an annual payment from Oconee County. It amounts to $610 thousand. As Bob Winchester, executive director of Oconee’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told a committee meeting Thursday, “It’s due and payable.” And the outstanding invoice was a point of discussion last night during the JRSA’s October meeting.…

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Dentistry in a hospital? A real need

October 8, 2013
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Going to the hospital to have a tooth yanked? Not as unusual as that might sound. An Oconee Medical Center official says the patient rolls of the busy emergency department show many people show up at the emergency room to be treated for a toothache. Heather Goss, executive director of OMC’s Mountain Lakes Access Health,…

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West Union man charged in Georgia wreck

October 8, 2013
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Three people are recovering from injuries in a weekend accident in Stephens County. The accident involved a driver from West Union, South Carolina. The Georgia Patrol reported a Ford Ranger, driven by William Ralph Hogsed of West Union, was traveling west on 123 in the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve. Troopers say a Protégé,…

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Car-bus accident near Walhalla

October 8, 2013
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An Oconee school bus was involved in the accident this morning on the Fowler Road near Walhalla, but district officials say there appear to be no injuries. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, the bus was occupied by the driver only. It’s believed the accident around 7:30 involved at least one car, possibly two.

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Drug bust in pasture near Westminster

October 8, 2013
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A case of suspected shoplifting on Sunday at the Seneca Wal-Mart wound up as a drug bust near Westminster. The police there say they chased a car from their city onto the Seed Farm Road and off the road into a pasture. The police quoted its two passengers as saying the driver ran into the…

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Radar clocks speeding suspect

October 8, 2013
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Radar clocks speeding suspect

 A 27-year old Oconee County man, who county officers quote as saying he was in a hurry to get to work, was handed a ticket Sunday accusing him of driving 85 miles an hour in a 45 zone on the Wells Highway. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case made against Marco Antonio Esparza of…

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