9 to 5 testimony by Scott Moulder

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, gave all-day testimony to start a lengthy, complex trial in which the county is defending itself against claims by its airport runway contractor. Moulder not only was questioned by an attorney for Plateau Excavation, but by an attorney representing Oconee and co-defendant Talbert and Bright. And he was questioned again by Plateau attorney David […]

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Are you a good driver and need work?

If you are a good driver, OconeeSchool District hopes you’ll consider becoming a school bus driver.  Part time and full-time bus driving jobs are now available, and the starting pay ranges between $9.64 cents an hour and $14.85 an hour.  If interested, go to the OconeeSchool District website at www.oconee.k12.sc.us and click on the job bank on the left side […]

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Candidates to speak at forum

Two Walhallans will ask their fellow city residents for votes next month when the two square off in a special election to fill a city council seat.  The candidates for the special November 18 election are Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant.  The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce announces a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 6:30 Monday night, November 10 at […]

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Legal indemnification ordinance approved

Oconee County employees are being placed under the protection of a net to cover their legal expenses in matters in which they act in the performance of official duties. County Council last night approved a controversial legal indemnification ordinance that surfaced after The Journal threatened a lawsuit against three councilmen and one other elected official for pursuing a claim alleging […]

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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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