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Duke amends 2014 Oconee assessment

September 9, 2014

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…

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Tech commissioners set workshop meeting

September 9, 2014

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…

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Theft on the Tokeena Road

September 9, 2014

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…

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Jury in place for lengthy trial

September 9, 2014

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…

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West Union’s Election Day

September 9, 2014

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.

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Couple’s last moments re-traced

September 8, 2014

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…

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Jury qualifying begins

September 8, 2014

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…

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Jurors who failed to report for duty

September 8, 2014

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…

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20 apply to be next airport director

September 8, 2014

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…

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Arrest made in one-year old burglary case

September 8, 2014

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…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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