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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Public to weigh in on domestic violence

The co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area, Sandra Gray of Seneca, says the problem of domestic violence everywhere makes for a sad condition—about which action should be taken in South Carolina. Gray says she draws encouragement from an effort by an ad hoc committee of South Carolina House members to try to curb the violence. […]

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Doctor testifies for the defense

In Oconee Common Pleas Court, a doctor’s testimony extended from the morning into the afternoon. Dr. Robert Stewart Eades Jr., internal medicine specialist from Mount Pleasant, interpreted the notes of nurses and doctors who cared for Dorothy Reynolds during the months leading to her death. Answering questions from defense lawyer Jay Davis, Eades interpreted some of the care summaries to […]

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Video captures pocketbook theft at restaurant

A female diner at a restaurant near Seneca left her pocketbook at her table yesterday when she walked back to the counter. When she got back to her seat, her pocketbook was missing. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office says a McDonald’s Restaurant video showed a young man took the pocketbook and left the restaurant. They believe he left in a white […]

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Under new owner, new name is Oconee Memorial Hospital

Oconee Medical Center officially today became part of the Greenville Health System. The hospital in Seneca was renamed Oconee Memorial Hospital and its top two management officials got new titles and, for one, new responsibilities. A celebration took place on the grounds of what’s now called the Oconee Medical Campus, with Oconee workers standing behind the speakers and GHS officials […]

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Students can get glimpse of the future

Richard Blackwell this morning pronounced Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum ready for the 2014 Business Industry Showcase. It’s an event where thousands of students from Oconee, Anderson and Pickens can see examples of what the future holds for some local, high-paying jobs in fields such as welding and mechatronics. As executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance, economic development is Blackwell’s business. […]

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Seneca awards construction contracts

At a special meeting, Seneca City Council gave its utilities department the go-ahead on two construction projects. Hogan Construction has been awarded a contract worth about $2.4 million to build the downtown storage facility. A second project behind City Hall will be the addition of an electric substation. Worth about $600 thousand, that construction contract was awarded to J-L Malone […]

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Transportation help for outage workers

A deal with Seneca would help Duke Energy accommodate traffic from thousands of contract workers who are due in the area the next two months for a scheduled major outage at the Oconee Nuclear Station. At City Hall last night, Seneca Administrator Greg Dietterick announced that the city and Duke are negotiating a deal in which some of 4,500 contract […]

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