Duke amends 2014 Oconee assessment

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix announced today that Duke Energy has changed its Oconee assessment for this year, and the correction will equate to an increase for the county.  Nix says his office received word late last week from the state Department of Revenue that Duke had made an error in York County and the result is that Duke’s Oconee assessment, […]

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Tech commissioners set workshop meeting

An agenda is set for a workshop meeting this weekend for the policymakers for Tri-County Technical College. The commissioners are traveling to Asheville, North Carolina for a three-day meeting at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. The commissioners will hear from Tech President Dr. Ronnie Booth and spend time on their strategic plan and goals, but a college spokeswoman says this […]

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Theft on the Tokeena Road

A 2006 Yamaha Rhino was stolen Sunday on Tokeena Road south of Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of this all-terrain vehicle and trailer and would like the public’s help to solve the crime. The crime scene was near Cross Creek subdivision and the time of the theft may have been between midnight Thursday to Sunday. The owner […]

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Jury in place for lengthy trial

A jury is in place for the start of an Oconee County civil court trial that the judge predicts could last two weeks. According to one of the lawyers, the jury can expect to hear the testimony today of as many as five plaintiff’s witnesses in the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and […]

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West Union’s Election Day

West Union voters have a date today at the polling place. Up for grabs is one seat on the four-member town council. The candidates are Doug Moore and Chad Thomas. They are competing to complete the unexpired term created by Danny Cappelen’s resignation. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Couple’s last moments re-traced

The husband and wife from Iva who lost their lives in Saturday night’s five-vehicle accident near Seneca were in Oconee County that day remodeling a home not far from the accident scene. Coroner Karl Addis said he learned in a phone call today that Michele and Joshua Adam Silvers had worked on a house at the intersection of highway 28 […]

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Jury qualifying begins

The Oconee Common Pleas judge gave a hint this afternoon that a trial alleging medical malpractice could last two weeks. This afternoon began the process of qualifying the jury pool to be considered for the jury. That panel is to hear testimony in the case of Russell Reynolds, personal representative of the estate of Dorothy Reynolds, against Sava Senior Care, […]

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Jurors who failed to report for duty

Some 100 Oconee County residents who failed to comply with a jury summons this afternoon can expect to get a call from the Sheriff’s Office. Judge Cordell Maddox made the announcement in the Oconee Common Common Pleas Court in Walhalla, after finding out that only 71 members of a 175-member jury pool were seated in the courtroom by this afternoon’s […]

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20 apply to be next airport director

The process has begun to select the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport—now that Kevin Short will retire in December. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he will make the choice and is coordinating the process with two representatives of the county Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners are meeting Thursday, and Short’s retirement and the selection process are on the agenda. […]

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Arrest made in one-year old burglary case

An arrest has been made in a one-year old case of home burglary near Seneca. It was a crime scene at which investigators found blood on the door and inside the house. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David Joseph Witherington, 34-year old Townville resident, on charges of larceny and burglary first degree. The burglary was reported in September […]

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