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2nd witness testifies

October 8, 2014

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…

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9 to 5 testimony by Scott Moulder

October 8, 2014

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…

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Are you a good driver and need work?

October 8, 2014

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…

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Candidates to speak at forum

October 8, 2014

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…

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County attains a “4″ rating for fire protection

October 8, 2014

County officials say there is substantial money to be saved by those who pay home and business insurance premiums—the result of a new fire service rating covering all of Oconee County. The Insurance Services Offices, after a visit last spring, assigned a rating of four on a scale of 1 to 10, with the lower…

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Legal indemnification ordinance approved

October 8, 2014

Oconee County employees are being placed under the protection of a net to cover their legal expenses in matters in which they act in the performance of official duties. County Council last night approved a controversial legal indemnification ordinance that surfaced after The Journal threatened a lawsuit against three councilmen and one other elected official…

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Students track social media’s role in election

October 7, 2014

Students working in Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center are exploring the impact of social media use among candidates in the race for South Carolina governor. Students found a clear distinction between candidates’ preferences and which social media outlets they use to remain connected with their supporters. Republican Nikki Haley and independent Republican Tom Ervin…

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Domestic violence alleged at home near Seneca

October 7, 2014

A 34-year old man near Seneca has been arrested in a Sheriff’s Office investigation of incidents Sunday and Monday at 122 Hillside Lane.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Scott Mono was arrested and charged in warrants with criminal domestic violence first degree Monday morning in which a female was bitten on her right shoulder…

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Moulder gives lengthy testimony

October 7, 2014

As the trial’s first witness, Oconee County’s Scott Moulder is delivering lengthy testimony. The county administrator finds himself answering questions from the attorney for Plateau Excavation. The Georgia contractor seeks damages for having had to idle its equipment when the project to extend an Oconee airport runway was temporarily stopped. Questioned by Plateau lawyer David…

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Moulder is trial’s lead-off witness

October 7, 2014

When Scott Moulder went to work as Oconee County administrator four years ago, one of his early duties was try to straighten out the mess that became of the project to extend the county airport runway by 600 feet. And those early actions taken by Moulder, as county administrator, became grist for questions posed by…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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