Oconee judge suspended

Kenny Johns, the Oconee Probate Judge, has been removed from office in what the State Supreme Court calls an interim suspension.  No details were given in an order signed by Chief Justice Costa Pleicones.  A source described as close to the matter said Facebook comments made following Seneca’s settlement with the Hammond estate triggered the suspension.  In a text last […]

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Lawyer goes to bat for prosecutor and office

Judge Maddox took under advisement this afternoon a motion by a defense lawyer to excuse Solicitor Chrissy Adams from a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a boy who was found not guilty of a sex crime and then sued Adams and others.  James Logan, attorney for Adams, argued there are court rulings that hold that prosecutors are immune from […]

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Affidavit required on the part of plaintiff

  What’s inside boxes in a storage unit on Hilton Head Island was the focus of arguments this afternoon in an Oconee courtroom.  The boxes belong to Debi Baker Brookshire, plaintiff in a lawsuit against Community First Bank and ex-banker Benjamin Hiott.  An attorney for Community First argued that the contents of, perhaps, 200 boxes should be discoverable as part […]

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Financial card fraud case

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  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office would like the public’s help to solve the crime of financial card fraud.  A deputy investigating the theft March 4 of a debit card learned that the card was used at two businesses in Oconee County, one of which included an ATM. The officer got a picture of the suspect, and the Sheriff’s Office […]

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Defacement suspects come forward

The following message was distributed to the Clemson campus today by the office of Almeda Jacks, vice president for student affairs:  “As a result of President James P. Clements’ message calling for anyone with information regarding the defacement of a university banner on the Clemson campus to come forward, the parties responsible for this act have voluntarily admitted their involvement […]

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Counting money raised for Solicitor’s race

In politics, money often talks.  An accounting this week shows David Wagner ahead in fundraising over  his fellow Republicans for this June’s primary vote for 10th Circuit Solicitor, Oconee and Anderson counties.  Announcement by the Wagner campaign shows the candidate ahead of both Rame Campbell and Wilson Burr.  The announcement, from Wagner campaign director Sean Wise, places Wagner with $38,840.00 […]

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At this point, new school budget “a moving target”

  Senator Alexander and the rest of the State Senate are returning to Columbia to work on a new state budget.  That leaves Oconee public schools with figures projected from the House of Representatives’ proposal.  And last night the county board of trustees received numbers indicating a new budget of a little more than 92 and three-quarter million dollars to […]

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Judge: Board “did not abuse its discretion”

Judge Maddox’s ruling in the Tamassee-Salem case is now official.  Filed yesterday in the Common Pleas Court, the order by the 10th Circuit jurist found that a school board “clearly has authority to close a school within its district.”  Maddox decided that the court may not interfere with the board’s decision unless it amounts to a clear abuse of its […]

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Seneca Council meets tonight

The outside auditor in charge of making sure the numbers add up delivers his annual report tonight to the Seneca City Council.  Mike Stancil delivers the audit report to cover 2014-15 during council’s 6 o’clock meeting tonight at City Hall.  There are other items of city business on tonight’s agenda, as well. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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West Union eyes water improvements

  A government service agency is giving West Union a boost as it goes about replacing under-sized water lines in three neighborhoods.  A representative of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments yesterday led Mayor Linda Oliver through a document process to enable West Union to apply for an outside government grant.  “A-COG’s” Dirk Reis says it’s the intention that, […]

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