Murder charge dismissed

At the pre-trial level, the charge of murder has been dismissed against one of two Oconee defendants. Magistrate Will Derrick has confirmed that, in a preliminary hearing Friday, he threw out the case of murder against Patrick Grant Covone—one of two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Marszalek in late December. Magistrates hold preliminary hearings to assess whether […]

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$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little more than a quarter of […]

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Seven charges against Seneca motorist

A broken tail light led to an early morning traffic stop in Seneca. And the police wound up charging the driver with seven offenses alleging violation of drug and traffic laws. The police say they stopped the vehicle shortly before 3 a-m Saturday on the 600 block of South Oak Street and placed the driver, Nathaniel Reese Stone of Seneca, […]

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Oconee students learn healthy eating habits

Elementary school students in Oconee County are learning about the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, they are honing culinary skills, with the help of the school district’s food service supplier, Sodexo. The Oconee district is one of more than 150 districts across the country holding Future Chef events this winter. The local event takes place Thursday, March […]

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Court time in Oconee this week

A circuit court judge from Berkeley County, Rupert Markley Dennis Jr., presides over a term this week of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has prepared a docket of eight cases for trials week. Defendants are charged with grand larceny, shoplifting, and drug offenses.

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All candidates accept forum invitation

All eight candidates entered in the 2014 Seneca election have accepted invitations for tonight’s political forum in Seneca. The event, sponsored by the League of the Women Voters of the Clemson Area, takes place 6:30 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. All Seneca voters are urged to attend to meet the candidates and hear their positions on […]

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State association recognizes Oconee

 Oconee County and its sheriff’s office have been recognized for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit. The recognition came thru the South Carolina Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust, and a formal recognition will be made during the March 18 meeting of the Oconee County Council. An application for the award was made by Jeff […]

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Economic Alliance expands membership

At an inaugural meeting today, the board that governs the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that more is better. Its chairman, Glenn Buddin, says the board decided to expand membership from 19 to 27. The additional members will include ex-officio seats for community representative and paying private sector representatives. Having a board so large creates the problem of where to find […]

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