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Will the losing side appeal?

October 18, 2014

The clock will begin for a potential appeal by the losing side in Friday’s outcome of a lengthy civil trial at Walhalla. There was no immediate word late Friday afternoon if either Oconee County or Talbert and Bright, or both, will ask for reconsideration of a verdict award to an Atlanta area contractor. The award…

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Friday mishaps

October 18, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned of what could have been a serious accident during the 9 o’clock hour last night on I-85 in Oconee County–between exits 1 and 2.  A church van from Atlanta transporting middle school age children to a church in the Double Springs Community blew a tired and wound up stranded in the…

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Verdict for the plaintiff

October 17, 2014

A verdict for the plaintiff has ended a two-week trial at Oconee Courthouse. And that verdict announced around 5 this afternoon awards damages to Plateau Excavation, the Georgia company that moved dirt and prepared the ground for a 600-foot runway extension at the Oconee Airport. As explained by Plateau attorney Josh Spencer, the following damages…

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Scott statement on Ebola

October 17, 2014

Senator Tim Scott says as Ebola infections spread in the U-S, the trust of Americans has been shaken by the Obama administration’s response. The South Carolina Republican said, “It is clear that a temporary travel ban for foreign nationals traveling from the Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa should be put in place. The President has…

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Verdict sometime today

October 17, 2014

The parties involved in civil trial that ran two weeks in Walhalla are hopeful of hearing the jury’s verdict—sometime this afternoon or tonight.  But that’s strictly the call of the jury in the case of Plateau against Oconee and Talbert and Bright.  It’s a trial to determine whether there was breach of contract and negligence…

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Birthday party for Smokey the Bear

October 17, 2014

U-S Forest Service invites the public to stop by its Oktoberfest booth this weekend, as part of a special birthday celebration. The Forest Service’s Smokey the Bear is 70 years old, and Forest Service personnel are offering the chance to take a picture of Smokey and enjoy a slice of his special birthday cake. The…

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Jury deliberations expected this afternoon

October 17, 2014

Final arguments to the jury have begun in the Oconee Common Pleas trial in which OconeeCounty is defending itself against the company that graded for the project to extend the county airport runway.  A co-defendant is the North Carolina engineering consultant firm, Talbert and Bright, which no longer provides services to the airport.  The two-week…

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Politicos mark luncheon on their calendar

October 17, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jeff Duncan are among the politicians planning to be seen at today’s Oktoberfest luncheon.  The event under the tent is an unofficial start to the three-day weekend for celebrating Walhalla’s German heritage.  And its organizers always make time for a politician to make remarks—especially in an election year such as…

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New street lights planned in Clemson

October 17, 2014

If the city council says yes on Monday night, Clemson will replace high-pressure sodium street lights on highway 93 with new LED fixtures. Andy Blondeau, the assistant city administrator, will make the recommendation to the city council.

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Covenant Players to make return performances

October 17, 2014

Drama and communications specialists called the Covenant Players are returning to Upstate South Carolina for performances centered on the themes of developing self respect, realizing one’s full potential and realizing one’s value despite age. The performances are being sponsored and promoted by Oconee County businesswoman Kathleen Kojis and are scheduled in the Oconee public schools,…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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