Verdict sometime today

The parties involved in civil trial that ran two weeks in Walhalla are hopeful of hearing the jury’s verdict—sometime this afternoon or tonight.  But that’s strictly the call of the jury in the case of Plateau against Oconee and Talbert and Bright.  It’s a trial to determine whether there was breach of contract and negligence in the project to extend […]

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Birthday party for Smokey the Bear

U-S Forest Service invites the public to stop by its Oktoberfest booth this weekend, as part of a special birthday celebration. The Forest Service’s Smokey the Bear is 70 years old, and Forest Service personnel are offering the chance to take a picture of Smokey and enjoy a slice of his special birthday cake. The booth will set up on […]

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Jury deliberations expected this afternoon

Final arguments to the jury have begun in the Oconee Common Pleas trial in which OconeeCounty is defending itself against the company that graded for the project to extend the county airport runway.  A co-defendant is the North Carolina engineering consultant firm, Talbert and Bright, which no longer provides services to the airport.  The two-week trial was made more complicated […]

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Politicos mark luncheon on their calendar

Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jeff Duncan are among the politicians planning to be seen at today’s Oktoberfest luncheon.  The event under the tent is an unofficial start to the three-day weekend for celebrating Walhalla’s German heritage.  And its organizers always make time for a politician to make remarks—especially in an election year such as 2014.

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Covenant Players to make return performances

Drama and communications specialists called the Covenant Players are returning to Upstate South Carolina for performances centered on the themes of developing self respect, realizing one’s full potential and realizing one’s value despite age. The performances are being sponsored and promoted by Oconee County businesswoman Kathleen Kojis and are scheduled in the Oconee public schools, the Tamassee DAR School, at […]

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Dinner to celebrate Oconee agriculture

A dinner next month in OconeeCounty farm country is an annual event that draws attention to the hard work that the county’s farmers put in to produce food that winds up on the table.  The Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District Celebration of Agriculture Banquet takes place at 6:30 Thursday, November 13 in the fellowship hall of the SouthUnionBaptistChurch, and […]

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Truck flips, appliance spill out

A truck accident this week near Salem sent appliances spilling out into the roadway. Those appliances apparently were damaged so severely that they’ll never make into the homes for which they were made. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told Wednesday night’s  accident occurred on highway 130 several miles north of Salem and resulted in the appliance truck flipping over.

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Jury verdict would have been highest ever

A plaintiff’s attorney has divulged the amount of an Oconee jury’s verdict that never made it to the official record because a settlement was reached only moments before. Gary Poliakoff, an attorney for Russell Reynolds III of Walhalla, said Judge Cordell Maddox showed the lawyers the jury form, signed by the jury foreman, showing $4 million in actual damages and […]

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