Building the fund for OC’s Backpack Program

September 24, 2013

One-half the cost of an adult meal sold on one day this week in Oconee public school cafeterias will be donated to the fund that provides meals for students who normally might go hungry on weekends when schools are out. The school district food supplier, Sodexo, plans to donate to the Backpack Program one-half of…

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Defunding Obamacare

September 24, 2013

The chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party is asking for a special meeting of his party’s statewide executive committee. Phillip Bowers is hoping the committee will pass a resolution urging South Carolina’s U-S senators—Scott and Graham—to defund Obamacare this week. “This is a critical issue, and we must ensure our party is resolute on…

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Motorcyclist hurt in SC 130 accident

September 24, 2013

The highway patrol has released details of an early morning accident yesterday on South Carolina 130—not far from the Oconee Nuclear Station. Lance Corporal Bill Ryne said the accident occurred on 130 occurred at Keowee River Road and involved a motorcycle driven by Tywan Smith of Central and a car driven by Glen Gendron, 19,…

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OMC to open SC’s first hospital dental clinic

September 24, 2013

Although put together in what hospital officials call a tight form, the new Oconee Medical Center budget is to offer new services—including the first hospital dental clinic in South Carolina. OMC’s Cortni Nations says the 4th floor clinic is to be staffed by a dental hygienist, but will rely on volunteer professionals to pull teeth.…

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OMC budget set for 2014

September 24, 2013

Oconee Medical Center leaders expressed confidence last night that they go into a new fiscal year with a sound budget, though it reflects the continuing realities of health care’s changing landscape. Approved by the board of directors was a budget projecting spending at nearly $138 million and revenues of $140 million. The budget raises hospital…

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Sheriff completes national institute

September 23, 2013
Sheriff completes national institute

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw completed the 104th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute this month in Aurora, Colorado. It’s a no-cost program, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriffs’ Association. Crenshaw, nine months into his four-year term in office, joined 26 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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