Swimming discouraged due to high water

July 29, 2013

Until water levels recede, the U-S Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests to avoid swimming in the creeks, rivers and streams. In some waterways, levels are more than one foot above normal. Three swimming-related fatalities have occurred in the Pisgah National Forest this month. Visitors should also avoid climbing…

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OMC E-R renovation starts tomorrow

July 29, 2013

Renovation starts tomorrow on the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center. But all the while the plan is to keep the E-R up and running. The emergency department is to receive new floors, wall coverings, cabinets, lighting, furniture and other improvements. “We see almost 40,000 patients per year in our Emergency Department, which creates a…

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July rain total reaches 15″

July 29, 2013

A small amount of rain yesterday at Walhalla, combined with a little more than one inch Friday, makes for 15 inches for July—still with a few days remaining. Walhalla Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has been busy in 2013, keeping track of all the rain. So far, 58” through the first seven months.

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Booth to make summer commencement address

July 29, 2013

The president of Tri-County Technical College, Dr. Ronnie Booth, delivers the summer commencement address 6 o’clock Friday evening at the Anderson Civic Center. Nearly 350 Tech students receive degrees, diplomas or certificates. Besides families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the college are invited to attend the ceremony.

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Fire fighters take advanced training

July 29, 2013

Nine members of Oconee County’s fire service took part over the weekend in advanced training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Making the trip were County Chief Charlie King, Crossroads Chief Ronnie Williams, Picket Post-Camp Oak Chief Jeff Heaton, Oakway Rescue Chief William Myers, along with fire fighters Brad Whitifield, T-J Harlos, Bradley…

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Jim Gadd moving on!

July 26, 2013

The seven-year executive director of the Oconee Alliance, a public-private partnership, is moving on. Jim Gadd has announced his resignation effective at the end of next month. Gadd says he’s moving to Orlando, Florida, where his wife, Elizabeth, has accepted a job with the University of Central Florida. Gadd helped lead a number of Oconee…

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  • July 25, 2014One Night with the "King" Prophetic Women's Conference
  • July 25, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • July 26, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 amWILBANKS - SANDERS ANNUAL TRADITIONAL REUNION SET!
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