Awaiting the Chief Executive’s vetoes

June 25, 2013

At a late afternoon news conference, Governor Haley is to announce which legislative session bills she’s vetoing. Among those anxiously awaiting the news is Senator Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens Republican. He thinks the first term governor may slice spending bills amounting to more than $100 million.  

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“If an offer is too good to be true”

June 25, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns county residents of two possible scams that have targeted one person in Westminster. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s Department, details the experience of a woman last week and in early May. A caller June 13 claimed to be an individual from Publishers Clearinghouse, but the call originated from an 876…

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Pavement markings to be replaced

June 25, 2013

The pavement markings, center line and edge line striping are going to be replaced this week on HiTech Road near Seneca. It means the road that serves as a connector between Wells Highway and 123, the Sandifer Boulevard, will be temporarily closed. The temporary closure begins at 12:30 a-m Thursday. According to Mack Kelley, Oconee…

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Sign that electric buses on the way

June 25, 2013
Sign that electric buses on the way

A Seneca City Hall meeting served as a sign this morning that, after all the talk, electric-powered buses are on the way. In fact, Ed Halbig says, one of the four buses ordered by Seneca is nearly finished. Today’s meeting was mandatory, pre-bid meeting for companies interested in providing the road and sidewalk infrastructure necessary…

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Recovery crews remain committed

June 25, 2013

Recovery crews set out this morning on the Chattooga River on day seven of search, rescue and recovery efforts for the body of Thomas Hill. It was Wednesday last week that the Tampa, Florida resident fell from a raft. “We’re bringing in two search dogs from Georgia, as well as an additional underwater camera, to…

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Regional health care collaboration

June 25, 2013

Last week’s announcement of a marriage between hospitals in Greenville and Laurens will have zilch effect on Oconee County’s hospital, according to Jeanne Ward. At the request of 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Ward, OMC president/CEO, addressed the acquisition of the Laurens hospital by the Greenville Hospital System. Speaking before last night’s meeting of her board of directors,…

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  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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