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Testimony starts in Stoneledge trial

October 29, 2013

In an Oconee courtroom, homeowners at a Lake Keowee townhome development have started to register their unhappiness with water intrusion and other problems plaguing their development. Plaintiffs’ testimony began today in what could be a civil trial that runs as long as two weeks. Among those testifying was a retired Long Island, New York insurance…

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Jury to decide work quality at Lake Keowee development

October 29, 2013

A jury is in place in an Oconee civil courtroom and ready to spend as much as two weeks to decide liability for what went wrong in the building of a town home project on Lake Keowee. The dispute has thrown together home owners, lawyers, and builders for what’s likely to be complex, detailed testimony…

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Jury verdict exonerates Salem man

October 29, 2013

A jury’s verdict, in the estimation of the defense lawyer, resolved a one-day trial in the Oconee General Sessions Court—in apparent record time. The jury found Dale Eugene Morgan of Salem not guilty of indecent exposure on April 1 this year. Morgan had been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a few days after answering…

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Senecan sent to prison for threats

October 29, 2013

A Seneca woman pleaded guilty today to making nearly 30 telephoned bomb threats. Melissa Ann Griggs was sent to prison for three years, after being sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. The plea and sentence today put an end to a case that, at the start of 2013, had the Seneca and Clemson areas…

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Seneca approves one contract, to negotiate a second

October 29, 2013

Seneca City Council has given its utilities superintendent the authority to enter a contract with a construction company to convert a former school building into the new home of the city’s Light and Water Department. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey, once the former Kellett Elementary School, now owned by the city, is renovated for utility…

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Time to get political!

October 29, 2013

An event tonight in Walhalla apparently will be the only time that city voters can sample this year’s council candidates from a collection of all of those running before the arrival of Election Day. The chamber of commerce has turned to attorney Tim Merrell to moderate tonight’s event, which is designed for all six candidates…

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Seneca takes steps to create new museum

October 29, 2013
Seneca takes steps to create new museum

Seneca has begun steps to create a second museum—on the grounds of its other museum, the Lunney Museum. The new museum, to be named for Martha Strickland, will help recognize the city’s African-American history. A sketch of what it could look like was provided the mayor and council during a special meeting last night at…

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Extending design-review guidelines

October 29, 2013

In the opinion of Seneca’s director of planning and community development, a spurt of commercial development on E. N. 1st Street and the By-Pass points up the need for design-review guidelines to be extended to other parts of the city. Currently, such guidelines apply only to buildings and property adjoining the city’s historic district downtown.…

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Central man charged with CU burglary

October 29, 2013
Central man charged with CU burglary

  Campus police at Clemson have arrested a Central man who they saw unlawfully entered a student residence hall and an individual’s room. Quincy Lashaxie Burt, 21, who is not a university student or employee, was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary—a felony. The police say a man followed a female student from downtown Clemson to…

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More time to pinpoint the cause

October 28, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief says more time will be required before investigators assign a cause for the September fire that heavily damaged the Presbyterian Church on E. Main Street. But Doug Kelley says the cause could be determined in a just a couple of days. “SLED and ATF came back in Friday and started doing…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
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