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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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What happens to the old jail still a question

October 7, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Oconee County’s new jail remains on schedule for opening next summer. Meantime, Crenshaw has yet to decide what happens to the existing detention center. “I have a few ideas but need to explore the cost. If I keep it in any correctional setting, I will have to bring it up to…

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Jack Lombard tribute this Saturday

October 7, 2014

“The Mountains are Calling…and I must go” is one way to bill this weekend’s tribute to the memory of Jack Lombard, whose highway 107 home was an outpost in upper northern Oconee County. Lombard achieved his wish of being born in the home where he died. And Saturday night at 6 o’clock his friends and…

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Plaintiff’s lawyer: “We just have been treated correctly”

October 7, 2014

A jury in the Oconee Common Pleas Court received an outline of a complicated case in which each of three parties has a claim against another. And the jury this morning is ready to hear testimony from the first witness in the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and the county airport’s former engineering…

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Arrest made in Utica shooting

October 7, 2014

A 20-year old Seneca man turned himself over to authorities yesterday to face multiple charges arising from a weekend shooting in the Utica community. No one was hurt Saturday morning at a home on Jameson Avenue but, according to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, four people, including two children, were inside the home. Warrants charge Travis Javon…

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Jury picked for civil trial

October 6, 2014

An Oconee County jury has been directed to report back for duty at 3:30 this afternoon for lawyers’ opening statements in a civil trial that may take two weeks. The jury will hear the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and Talbert-Bright, the county’s former airport consultant. It’s a dispute that arose over what…

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An update from the 3rd Congressional District

October 6, 2014

An update from national government will be provided this week to an Oconee County audience. Congressman Jeff Duncan is the featured speaker for the October business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance, and the public is invited. It’ll be held at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development on the Bountyland Road near Seneca. Duncan…

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Crime Stoppers offers reward

October 6, 2014

Cases of burglary and theft near Seneca last month remain under investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, and you can qualify for a cash reward if you can provide information that’ll break the case. A TV set and about $300 dollars in change was taken September 5 at 550 Keowee Trail. That was followed almost…

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One-year old hotel boosts city tax fund

October 6, 2014

A one-year old hotel in Seneca has helped raise a city fund used to promote tourism and events. Seneca’s newsletter quotes Joel Seavey, finance officer and clerk-treasurer, as saying, “In the first year of the Hampton Inn, the city’s ATAX has increased by 150%. Each month, hotels like the Hampton Inn, pay 1.5% of their…

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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 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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