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Surprise ending to trial

October 3, 2014

A surprise ending to the Oconee Common Pleas Court trial in Walhalla.  Just as a court officer announced the jury had reached a verdict, a lawyer for the plaintiff said both sides had reached a settlement and there would be no verdict.  The settlement entered on the record is a confidential financial agreement, and parties…

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Three more drug arrests

October 3, 2014

Three more arrests have been made in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity” drug sweep. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, the latest to be arrested are Bobby Allen Whitfield, 35, of Walhalla, charged with distribution of marijuana; Richard Wayne Hendricks, 26, of Seneca, charged with distribution of methamphetamine; and Dechane Foster Earle, 23, of…

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Organizers say fair on as scheduled

October 3, 2014

“We are on schedule to open at 4 o’clock!”  Stanley Gibson says despite today’s rain, Friday evening activities, all of them, are on schedule at the Foothills Heritage Fair at the fairgrounds on highway 123 near Westminster.  Gibson says, “Looking forward to everybody coming out.”  One piece of advise is leave those Sunday shoes at…

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Jury hears closing arguments

October 3, 2014

By early afternoon, the jury was still hearing lawyers’ final arguments in the Oconee County civil trial involving a Seneca nursing home and one of its former residents. Expectations remain that this is the day or night for a verdict to decide the three-week old trial. As one of the lawyers conceded in front of…

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Dive team at SC 93 bridges

October 3, 2014

Further investigation today into the death September 22 of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, says divers and investigators went to area of the South Carolina 93 bridges over the SenecaRiver.  Because of the ongoing investigation, Watt declined to say what, if anything, the divers and investigators may have…

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Final trial stages

October 3, 2014

Plaintiff, defense, then the plaintiff again.  That’s the order for closing arguments to help cap the three-week Oconee Common Pleas Court trial.  Once the lawyers have their final say, the judge will have the duty to charge the jury on the applicable law.  Then, the jury takes the case to their private meeting room to…

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Clemson relaxes suspension of frat events

October 3, 2014

Clemson University officials have developed an interim policy to allow fraternities to hold social activities beginning one week from today—Friday, October 10, provided they meet certain conditions. Last week, Clemson suspended all social and new-member activities for all Inter-fraternity Council chapters in the wake of multiple incidents involving fraternities this semester, and internal investigation continues…

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Who is best suited for Seat 1, Oconee School Board?

October 3, 2014

Oconee voters in District One this year have a choice for School Board. Jerry Lee is seeking support to return to a new four-year term and he’s being challenged by Allen Brewer. Lee and Brewer will meet and speak to the public at 6:30 Monday night in the World of Energy Auditorium at Duke’s Oconee…

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Hunter education class tomorrow

October 3, 2014

A hunter education class, offered by the South Carolina DNR, will take place tomorrow from 8 a-m to 3 p-m at the Foothills Community Church on the Bountyland Road near Seneca. If you were born after June 30, 1979, you must successfully complete a hunter education course that is approved by the DNR before a…

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Verdict today? Tonight?

October 3, 2014

Closing arguments are scheduled this morning in the Oconee County civil case Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care. And, once the judge instructs the jury on the law, 12 Oconeeans will retire to a room on the fourth floor of the courthouse to produce a verdict. That verdict is to decide a three-week trial in which…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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