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Trial recesses until tomorrow

March 19, 2013

The judge has sent the jury and all other parties home for the night in S.C. v. Temple. The Oconee General Sessions trial is to resume at 10 in the morning.

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Co-defendant turns State’s evidence

March 19, 2013

A co-defendant who turned State’s evidence testified in Oconee General Sessions Court against the man with whom she was arrested last summer when the police pushed open a guest’s room door at Seneca’s Town and Country Motel. The police, armed with a search warrant, arrested and charged the two people inside the room with drug…

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SPD warrant officer heads to Orangeburg

March 19, 2013

The warrant officer for the Seneca police has gone to Orangeburg County today to bring back a suspect in a case alleging unlawful communication. According to John Covington, Seneca police chief, the suspect was arrested yesterday by Orangeburg authorities and is to be brought back to Oconee County to face charges in an incident alleged…

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Not one dollar more

March 19, 2013

The local taxes that Oconeeans pay through the years for their public schools have made for dramatic knock-down, drag out sessions with the County Council. But Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations, envisions a budget process without major squabbles. Because, as Thorsland put it today, district administration expects to recommend holding the…

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Liquor-by-the-drink vote today

March 19, 2013

Voters in the Franklin County, Georgia town of Carnesville are voting today on whether to allow liquor-by-the-drink. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR, the referendum was created several months ago when the Carnesville city council approved putting a request from the owner of a restaurant to the electorate. The Carnesville mayor has said that, until…

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Redesigning Grade 12

March 19, 2013

By the time public school students arrive at the 12th grade, they tend to coast through their final year of high school. But, perhaps, no longer. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, today announced the 12th grade school year is being redesigned, with the help of Tri-County Technical College. “Try to make it more…

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Duke files for rate increase

March 19, 2013

Duke Energy Carolinas filed yesterday with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a request to raise electric rates by about $220 million—an overall increase of 15.1%. However, the average rate increase applying to Duke’s residential customers would exceed 16%. Duke gave this example of how a residential customer would be affected: “Today, a residential customer…

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Indictment alleges lottery money embezzled

March 19, 2013

A Richland County grand jury has indicted a 55-year old Columbia man on the charge of embezzling money belonging to the South Carolina Lottery. Attorney General Alan Wilson says the indictment charges that Anthony McNeil, while a lottery financial division employee, embezzled more than $100 thousand between April 2010 and August 2012. The felony offense…

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OGS trial begins

March 19, 2013

Trial opens at 10 this morning in Walhalla in the State’s case against Dan Lavert Temple. The 41-year old Temple faces two drug charges: possession of a controlled substance second degree and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine third offense. In pre-trial motions yesterday, the defense failed to convince the judge to suppress a…

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Seneca receives audit report

March 18, 2013

An auditor has given Seneca an unqualified opinion for its financial records covering the budget year that ended June 30 last year. City Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey says outside auditor Mike Stancil’s report was given last week, during city council’s regular March meeting. “Which means,” Seavey says, “there were no internal control problems or weaknesses that…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
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