Defendant Morris completes testimony

One of the defendants in the civil lawsuit alleging water intrusion at a Lake Keowee townhouse development testified today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Mel Morris, part owner of a construction company, was the first of the multiple defendants to take the stand. Morris was called by the plaintiffs’ side. Waiting in the wings is Derek Hodgin, an engineer […]

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A scholarship in memory of homicide victim

Out of tragedy comes good for future generations. Members of the family of the late Oconee County homicide victim Sandra Myers are establishing a scholarship in her memory. The proceeds from that scholarship are intended to help West-Oak High School graduates pursue degrees in nursing. Sandra Myers became interested in nursing at a young age and that interest filtered down […]

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Oxygen masks for pets saved from fires

Through Project Breathe, Oconee County fire departments are being equipped with oxygen masks for pets involved in fires. The masks are being donated by Invisible Fence Brand, an organization in support of causes to save pets’ lives. A representative will present the oxygen mask kits during a reception tomorrow at the Westminster Fire Department. According to an announcement from Oconee […]

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Seneca board issues certificate

The owners of commercial corner property in downtown Seneca have the go ahead from city regulators for an addition. After a hearing last night, the Board of Architectural Review awarded E-E Riggs a certificate of appropriateness for work at Ye Old Sandwich Shop and Fudge Factory. “The application was to add metal to the top of the parapet to protect […]

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Training event completed

For the first time, Oconee sheriff’s officers have practiced a what-if scenario inside a private school building. The exercise, conducted last Saturday, allowed members of the county “SWAT” team to learn the layout and pick up on-site intelligence from their training session at the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca. A robot was made part of Saturday’s training. “We were really […]

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Walhalla candidates pitch platforms

Moderator Tim Merrell commented at the end of last night’s Walhalla political forum the event took place without a fistfight. Merrell also noted that of the five of the six council candidates who took part there was agreement among the candidates on issues such as the need for Streetscape and to secure a future water supply for the city. The […]

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CU looks at new tobacco policy

About 12 percent of Clemson students smoke on campus, according to research. But that may become strictly prohibited beginning as early as 2015, if a policy being considered is adopted. That policy would also apply to others on campus, including visitors. The Clemson Undergraduate Student Government organization is spreading the word that a task force is now seeking feedback from […]

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Testimony starts in Stoneledge trial

In an Oconee courtroom, homeowners at a Lake Keowee townhome development have started to register their unhappiness with water intrusion and other problems plaguing their development. Plaintiffs’ testimony began today in what could be a civil trial that runs as long as two weeks. Among those testifying was a retired Long Island, New York insurance agent who became one of […]

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Jury verdict exonerates Salem man

A jury’s verdict, in the estimation of the defense lawyer, resolved a one-day trial in the Oconee General Sessions Court—in apparent record time. The jury found Dale Eugene Morgan of Salem not guilty of indecent exposure on April 1 this year. Morgan had been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a few days after answering a call to the home […]

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