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Jury hears closing arguments

October 3, 2014

By early afternoon, the jury was still hearing lawyers’ final arguments in the Oconee County civil trial involving a Seneca nursing home and one of its former residents. Expectations remain that this is the day or night for a verdict to decide the three-week old trial. As one of the lawyers conceded in front of…

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Dive team at SC 93 bridges

October 3, 2014

Further investigation today into the death September 22 of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, says divers and investigators went to area of the South Carolina 93 bridges over the SenecaRiver.  Because of the ongoing investigation, Watt declined to say what, if anything, the divers and investigators may have…

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Final trial stages

October 3, 2014

Plaintiff, defense, then the plaintiff again.  That’s the order for closing arguments to help cap the three-week Oconee Common Pleas Court trial.  Once the lawyers have their final say, the judge will have the duty to charge the jury on the applicable law.  Then, the jury takes the case to their private meeting room to…

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Clemson relaxes suspension of frat events

October 3, 2014

Clemson University officials have developed an interim policy to allow fraternities to hold social activities beginning one week from today—Friday, October 10, provided they meet certain conditions. Last week, Clemson suspended all social and new-member activities for all Inter-fraternity Council chapters in the wake of multiple incidents involving fraternities this semester, and internal investigation continues…

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Who is best suited for Seat 1, Oconee School Board?

October 3, 2014

Oconee voters in District One this year have a choice for School Board. Jerry Lee is seeking support to return to a new four-year term and he’s being challenged by Allen Brewer. Lee and Brewer will meet and speak to the public at 6:30 Monday night in the World of Energy Auditorium at Duke’s Oconee…

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Hunter education class tomorrow

October 3, 2014

A hunter education class, offered by the South Carolina DNR, will take place tomorrow from 8 a-m to 3 p-m at the Foothills Community Church on the Bountyland Road near Seneca. If you were born after June 30, 1979, you must successfully complete a hunter education course that is approved by the DNR before a…

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Verdict today? Tonight?

October 3, 2014

Closing arguments are scheduled this morning in the Oconee County civil case Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care. And, once the judge instructs the jury on the law, 12 Oconeeans will retire to a room on the fourth floor of the courthouse to produce a verdict. That verdict is to decide a three-week trial in which…

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Tech to be closed Tuesday

October 3, 2014

Tri-County Technical College will be closed to the public Tuesday for Employee Professional Development Day. The college will re-open the next day, Wednesday, October 8.

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Last day for testimony!

October 2, 2014

Judge Cordell Maddox says this is the last day for testimony in Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Now nearing the end of three weeks, the trial alleging medical malpractice at a nursing home near Seneca is the longest in Oconee in six years. In 2008, a lawsuit about a…

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Schneider gains superior energy performance

October 2, 2014

Five Schneider Electric plants have been certified in the U-S Energy Department’s Superior Energy Performance program. Schneider’s Seneca, South Carolina and Smyrna, Tennessee’s plants improved their energy performance by 15%. To qualify, all five Schneider Electric plants were required to set up a robust energy management system, improve their performance, and submit the results for…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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