Students track social media’s role in election

Students working in Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center are exploring the impact of social media use among candidates in the race for South Carolina governor. Students found a clear distinction between candidates’ preferences and which social media outlets they use to remain connected with their supporters. Republican Nikki Haley and independent Republican Tom Ervin are frequent Facebook users. Clemson […]

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Domestic violence alleged at home near Seneca

A 34-year old man near Seneca has been arrested in a Sheriff’s Office investigation of incidents Sunday and Monday at 122 Hillside Lane.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Scott Mono was arrested and charged in warrants with criminal domestic violence first degree Monday morning in which a female was bitten on her right shoulder and struck in the head […]

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Moulder gives lengthy testimony

As the trial’s first witness, Oconee County’s Scott Moulder is delivering lengthy testimony. The county administrator finds himself answering questions from the attorney for Plateau Excavation. The Georgia contractor seeks damages for having had to idle its equipment when the project to extend an Oconee airport runway was temporarily stopped. Questioned by Plateau lawyer David James, Moulder admitted that, for […]

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Moulder is trial’s lead-off witness

When Scott Moulder went to work as Oconee County administrator four years ago, one of his early duties was try to straighten out the mess that became of the project to extend the county airport runway by 600 feet. And those early actions taken by Moulder, as county administrator, became grist for questions posed by David James, attorney for the […]

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What happens to the old jail still a question

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Oconee County’s new jail remains on schedule for opening next summer. Meantime, Crenshaw has yet to decide what happens to the existing detention center. “I have a few ideas but need to explore the cost. If I keep it in any correctional setting, I will have to bring it up to the current Department of Corrections […]

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Jack Lombard tribute this Saturday

“The Mountains are Calling…and I must go” is one way to bill this weekend’s tribute to the memory of Jack Lombard, whose highway 107 home was an outpost in upper northern Oconee County. Lombard achieved his wish of being born in the home where he died. And Saturday night at 6 o’clock his friends and family will remember him with […]

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Arrest made in Utica shooting

A 20-year old Seneca man turned himself over to authorities yesterday to face multiple charges arising from a weekend shooting in the Utica community. No one was hurt Saturday morning at a home on Jameson Avenue but, according to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, four people, including two children, were inside the home. Warrants charge Travis Javon Lee with attempted murder, discharging […]

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Jury picked for civil trial

An Oconee County jury has been directed to report back for duty at 3:30 this afternoon for lawyers’ opening statements in a civil trial that may take two weeks. The jury will hear the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and Talbert-Bright, the county’s former airport consultant. It’s a dispute that arose over what was a two-year project to […]

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An update from the 3rd Congressional District

An update from national government will be provided this week to an Oconee County audience. Congressman Jeff Duncan is the featured speaker for the October business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance, and the public is invited. It’ll be held at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development on the Bountyland Road near Seneca. Duncan will also cover topics related […]

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