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Burdette guilty of voluntary manslaughter

February 27, 2015

The Oconee trial of Adam Burdette ended with a guilty verdict to a lesser charge than murder. The jury found Burdette not guilty of murder, but guilty of voluntary manslaughter and guilty of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Burdette is 36, and the sentence handed down by the judge…

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Proterra founder proclaims a “first in the world”

February 27, 2015

The founder of the company that makes electric-powered buses proclaimed Seneca’s all-electric bus service achievement a “first in the world.” Dale Hill was one of the headline speakers as Seneca held grand opening for its electric vehicle facility, inside the Seneca Rail Park building on Shiloh Road. Seneca contracted with Hill’s Proterra Company, which produced…

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Jury to deliberate shortly

February 27, 2015

Right now members of the Oconee General Sessions trial jury are having lunch.  They then will start their deliberations in the case of Adam Burdette, charged with murder in the shooting death of Evan Tyner in 2013 near Westminster.  The jurors must choose among five choices:  guilty, not guilty, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, or accident.

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Upper section of South Carolina 130 to be repaved

February 27, 2015

Part of a South Carolina mountain highway will receive new coasts of asphalt paving, in a contract issued by the Department of Transportation. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer, says the job of repaving five miles of South Carolina 130 south from the North Carolina line goes to King Asphalt of Liberty. The contractor has promised…

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Tomorrow is “last chance” illegal buoy give back

February 27, 2015

A Clemson professor says an eastern migration of coyotes has landed the animals in every South Carolina county. And Greg Yarrow says those coyotes are here to stay. If you listen closely when you turn out the lights at night, you’re likely to hear a coyote howl. Learning to live with coyotes is becoming a…

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Coyotes are present in all South Carolina counties

February 27, 2015

A Clemson professor says an eastern migration of coyotes has landed the animals in every South Carolina county. And Greg Yarrow says those coyotes are here to stay. If you listen closely when you turn out the lights at night, you’re likely to hear a coyote howl. Learning to live with coyotes is becoming a…

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Big doings in Seneca

February 27, 2015

Electric passenger buses have been riding Seneca streets and highway for months, but today is an event to celebrate an achievement for which the city can claim national distinction. Grand opening takes place today for Seneca’s electric vehicle facility at the Seneca Rail Park, a former textile manufacturing building at 320 Shiloh Road. Riley Johnson,…

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Surveillance images show crime in progress

February 27, 2015
Surveillance images show crime in progress

 Surveillance images reveal the man who vandalized the case protecting Howard’s Rock, and the Clemson University police request the public’s help to identify the vandal. The black-and-white images show someone pulling up in a pickup truck, and then using a rod to strike the sides of the case. He is described as a light-complexioned black…

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Power restored

February 27, 2015

By 1:30 yesterday afternoon, all known storm-related outages on the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative system had been cleared up.  Crews were to remain on alert to address any further problems.

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Judge denies motion to toss lawsuit

February 26, 2015

A circuit judge said no this week to an attorney’s request to dismiss his client as one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed in Oconee County, on behalf of a Hilton Head Island woman. Judge Lawton McIntosh of the 10th Circuit filed an order yesterday in the Common Pleas Court that keeps Benjamin Lee…

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  • February 28, 2015Benefit Pancake Breakfast for AnnaLeigh Whitfield
  • February 28, 2015 8:00 amBone Marrow Drive
  • February 28, 2015 11:00 amStumphouse Mountain Church of God Hot Dog Sale
  • March 4, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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