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Civil trial enters week two

November 4, 2013

After a one-day break Friday, the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses resumed today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. In the first half of today, plaintiff’s witness Derek Hodgin completed his testimony. Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what needs to be done…

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Three OC police chiefs attend statewide meet

November 4, 2013

Three municipal chiefs of police from Oconee County were in Myrtle Beach over the weekend for a conference meeting of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Westminster Chief Dean Awalt said one of the conference speakers, the assistant police chief in Newtown, Connecticut imparted valuable information about how small town police departments can cope with…

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Protesters say site clearing called off temporarily

November 4, 2013

At least for the time being, a protest has succeeded in stopping the clearing of a former school property for a Seneca utilities complex. And the protesters, homeowners in the Adams subdivision, have been promised a meeting later today with Bob Faires, city utilities superintendent. Sandra Gray and others who have signed a petition campaign…

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Susan Pickett not too proud to beg

November 4, 2013

Oconeeans have been answering a need to donate to build their county’s first shelter to protect the the community’s victims of domestic violence. Especially, as the holidays approach, Susan Pickett would like county residents to consider the plight of another shelter, already in operation, that has begun to fall on some hard times of its…

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“I’ve been looking forward to this day”

November 4, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas is back on the job today as Oconee County Superintendent of Education. Lucas underwent a heart valve procedure and has adopted a regimen to stay fit and keep healthy. He has been walking a little more than five miles a day and climbing a minimum of ten floors of stairs. Lucas says…

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Bosch president to keynote luncheon

November 4, 2013

The president of Robert Bosch Corporation will be in the Upstate this week to deliver the keynote speech at Tri-County Tech’s Annual Report luncheon. That luncheon takes place at 11:30 tomorrow morning at the college’s Pendleton campus. And Mike Mansuetti, the Bosch president, can anticipate an audience of about 250 community, business, industrial, government and…

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Work resumes on Clemson project

November 4, 2013

SC Department of Transportation has resumed work on the 133-123 intersection project at Clemson. Construction was delayed last year to allow for the design of what the DOT called unforeseen construction items related to the railroad detour track and permanent track alignment to construct a new bridge without impeding railroad operations. According to the DOT’s…

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Wishing it were not so in the Adams subdivision

November 4, 2013

Contractors for Seneca start breaking ground today on a new use for a former school building. Some neighborhood residents wish the project to convert the former Kellett Elementary School into the new Seneca Light and Water complex were not to be. Angela and Harry Hamilton and some of their neighbors in the Adams subdivision are…

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Woman arrested on drug charges

November 4, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 34-year old woman Saturday on drug charges. The arrest of Kalena Renee Lay took place in the Tokeena-Crossroads area of Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office credits a tip received by a Westminster police officer indicating that Lay was at a mobile home on Tokeena Road. Deputies arrested Lay at that…

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Plaintiff’s witness provides photo evidence

October 31, 2013

An expert witness for the plaintiff is offering photographic evidence today of damaged Lake Keowee townhouses. As led by plaintiffs’ attorney Robert Lyles Jr. of Charleston, forensic engineer Derek Hodgin of Westminster is narrating a series of slides depicting water intrusion to stone veneer in the phase one section of the Stoneledge at Keowee development…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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