Dive team at SC 93 bridges

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 found in the area where […]

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Final trial stages

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 start on a verdict in […]

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Clemson relaxes suspension of frat events

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 into allegations of conduct code […]

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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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