Hunter education class tomorrow

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 hunting license can be obtained. […]

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Verdict today? Tonight?

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 lawyers for plaintiff Russell Reynolds […]

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Last day for testimony!

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 fire and explosion at a […]

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Schneider gains superior energy performance

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 independent verification.

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Night time work for the jury

The jury at the Common Pleas Court has been instructed to report back for duty at noon today at the Oconee Courthouse. Until about 8 last night, the jurors heard defense witnesses in the medical malpractice trial of Roberts versus Sava Senior Care. Yesterday’s witnesses were a physician and a former licensed practical nurse. The jurors have been hearing testimony […]

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Cold case gumshoe at national conference

Oconee’s new cold case investigator has gone to a conference where he’s to brush up on investigative techniques. Dean Brown is attending the conference in Murphreesboro, Tennessee. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Brown will be able to benefit there from the teachings of nationally-recognized pathologists, as well as veteran investigators from across the country. Brown took with him the Sheriff’s […]

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Leaf change could be early

A forest ecologist at Clemson says a rare summer cool snap may mean that fall colors in the Southern Appalachians could peak a few days sooner than normal. Donald Hagan says, “The polar vortex that visited our region in July created conditions for a slightly earlier leaf looking season. Peak colors at the upper elevations usually occur around October 15. […]

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