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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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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