Case remains with plaintiffs’ side

A Trehel Corporation employee testified yesterday in the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses. John Folk’s testimony followed that of Derek Hodgin’s. A professional engineer, Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what’s needed to repair their townhomes. After a one-day break last Friday, the trial has entered its second […]

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Amid protests, project delayed

After meeting with protesters, Seneca’s utilities director says his city will wait one more week before starting work to convert a former school into the city’s new Light and Water complex. The first work begun yesterday morning came to an abrupt halt when protesters from neighborhood told workers to stop. “We didn’t know this was even going to happen. Everyone […]

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Votes count today in two Oconee towns

Atop the hour (at 7 a-m,) Walhalla and Westminster voters may begin to cast their ballots to fill city council seats in their cities. Voting takes place at each city’s fire department and will continue until 7 tonight. In both Walhalla and Westminster, it’s a six-for-three proposition—meaning that each ballot contains the names of six candidates competing for three seats. […]

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Pedestrian arrested at West Union

A man seen walking late at night in the middle of a West Union street was stopped by a county deputy and later arrested on three charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy approached the man to learn his identity and find out why he was walking in the middle of Railroad Street—in the direction of Hunter Street. Officers […]

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Civil trial enters week two

After a one-day break Friday, the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses resumed today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. In the first half of today, plaintiff’s witness Derek Hodgin completed his testimony. Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what needs to be done to fix their townhomes. A […]

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Three OC police chiefs attend statewide meet

Three municipal chiefs of police from Oconee County were in Myrtle Beach over the weekend for a conference meeting of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Westminster Chief Dean Awalt said one of the conference speakers, the assistant police chief in Newtown, Connecticut imparted valuable information about how small town police departments can cope with fatal shootings in schools—such as […]

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Protesters say site clearing called off temporarily

At least for the time being, a protest has succeeded in stopping the clearing of a former school property for a Seneca utilities complex. And the protesters, homeowners in the Adams subdivision, have been promised a meeting later today with Bob Faires, city utilities superintendent. Sandra Gray and others who have signed a petition campaign are encouraged that, at the […]

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Susan Pickett not too proud to beg

Oconeeans have been answering a need to donate to build their county’s first shelter to protect the the community’s victims of domestic violence. Especially, as the holidays approach, Susan Pickett would like county residents to consider the plight of another shelter, already in operation, that has begun to fall on some hard times of its own. It’s the Our Daily […]

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