Medicare’s new authority to fine hospitals

October 2, 2012
Medicare’s new authority to fine hospitals

Oconee Medical Center, like other hospitals across the country, is feeling one of the first direct impacts this week of the two-year old national health care law. And one of OMC’s officials sees the Medicare change as well intentioned for both the well being of the patient and the well being of the government’s insurance…

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DOT working on Coffee Road

October 2, 2012

The DOT is working on the Walhalla side of Coffee Road, and it’s going to mean some traffic changes for the first part of tomorrow. Look for a temporary detour onto Campbelltown Road while the DOT workers replace pipe. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer, says the work is preparatory to the expectation that funding next…

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Wreck on By-Pass 123

October 2, 2012

An accident, apparently involving a truck and a Jeep, on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass, in front of the entrance to the movie theater, has resulted in heavy property damage and delays for motorists on one side of the four-lane highway. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m.

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Duncan statement on death at the border

October 2, 2012

Congressman Jeff Duncan says, “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the border patrol agent in Tucson who lost his life this morning while serving our country.” On a trail at 4:33 a-m EDT deputies found one agent dead and another wounded. The agents were assigned to the Brian Terry Station in…

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Walhalla water fund draws interest

October 2, 2012

The deal that Walhalla and conservationists struck five years ago protected 440 acres on the mountain from development and left the city with more than one million dollars in the bank. That money has never been spent, as the mayor and city council in 2007 designated the money for a savings account restricted to the…

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10/2 Top Political Headlines

October 2, 2012

*NBC News: A Pennsylvania judge has blocked enforcement of the key section of a voter identification law which the state legislature enacted and Republican Governor Tom Corbett signed last March, meaning that the law will not be in effect for the November 6 election. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

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