Runway project manager testifies

Plateau Excavation project manager Alan Hall said his company did not get state inspection reports from employees of airport consultants Talbert and Bright “in a timely manner. Hall testified for the plaintiff’s side yesterday in day two of the Oconee Common Pleas Court trial. He said the failure to receive those reports led to bigger problems such as silt runoff […]

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Rural chruch vandalized

  A minister discovered someone had taken a street cone and placed it atop a headstone in a cemetery on the Poplar Springs Road near Walhalla. But that wasn’t all that was discovered wrong yesterday morning at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Someone had thrown a cinderblock through a window of the church. And now Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating to […]

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P-T cruiser accident on I-85

 At this hour, a car accident on I-85 in Oconee County has resulted in apparent minor injuries to the driver of a PT Cruiser.  The highway patrol reports the accident northbound near exit 1.  At the scene, a black and white dog exited the car and ran into the woods.  Responders are trying to find the dog and have asked […]

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Biologist fights malaria parasite

A team of molecular biologists, jointly led by Clemson University professor Jim Morris, was awarded a $151 thousand grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new compounds with anti-malaria activity for a deadly parasite species that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. According to the World Health Organization, there were about 207 million cases of malaria […]

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Bonus recommended

If the full Seneca City Council agrees, city workers will see something extra in their paychecks.  At a meeting yesterday, the council’s finance committee recommended a bonus for all city workers—general government and utilities.  That bonus, according to city clerk and financial director Joel Seavey, would not exceed three percent of an employee’s salary.  

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2nd witness testifies

A second witness has taken the stand in this week’s trial at the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Lee Patrick, general superintendent and site preparer for Plateau Construction, was called as a witness for his side in the damage lawsuit against OconeeCounty and Talbert and Bright.  Patrick testified about preparing OconeeAirport property for the project to extend the runway 25—specifically a […]

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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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