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Jury verdict would have been highest ever

October 17, 2014

A plaintiff’s attorney has divulged the amount of an Oconee jury’s verdict that never made it to the official record because a settlement was reached only moments before. Gary Poliakoff, an attorney for Russell Reynolds III of Walhalla, said Judge Cordell Maddox showed the lawyers the jury form, signed by the jury foreman, showing $4…

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Proposed resolution before Oconee County Council

October 16, 2014

Oconee County Council has talked a lot about getting more money from the state. It now is expected to put an official request into writing. On the agenda for its meeting next week is first and final reading of a resolution that requests the state General Assembly to increase its Local Government Fund. By doing…

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Testimony completed

October 16, 2014

Fifteen witnesses testified. Hundreds of exhibits were placed on the record. Closing arguments are scheduled tomorrow morning in Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and Talbert and Bright. Once the judge lays out the law to the jury, the jurors will have the case and begin deliberating in their private room. At stake is whether Oconee…

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Sign being installed at industrial park

October 16, 2014
Sign being installed at industrial park

 Work started this morning to install a sign in front of the Oconee Industry and Technology Park. The office of the county Economic Alliance released a photograph showing that the ground is being opened to place the sign.

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Trial winding down

October 16, 2014

A civil engineer from Columbia is testifying as the last witness in the two week old lawsuit trial in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Once John Johnson’s testimony is complete, Judge Lawton McIntosh is expected to instruct the jury to report tomorrow morning for the start of closing arguments. Johnson told defense lawyer Stephanie Burton…

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Pro-like cycling experience headed to Oconee

October 16, 2014

A big cycling event is headed for Oconee County next month—attracted, in part, by the distinction of one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places” that National Geographic bestowed on the county two years ago. The Road Titans 300 is set for Friday through Sunday, November 7-9. The cyclists will embark on an ambitious…

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Deputy graduates from academy

October 16, 2014
Deputy graduates from academy

Oconee deputy sheriff Jamie Hellams graduated last week from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is ready to join the county’s road patrol on its Bravo shift. Hellams is a 2006 graduate of Walhalla High School and holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Tri-County Technical College. He worked in private business and…

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Ashton receives promotion

October 16, 2014

Walhalla Fire Department has announced the promotion of a part-time fire fighter to a full-time position as city fire marshal. Chief Doug Kelley told the mayor and council this week the position goes to James Ashton. Assisting Ashton as deputy marshal will be Kevin Kisner.

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Work at Clemson intersection

October 16, 2014

The City of Clemson has contracted King Asphalt to mill the pavement and re-stripe the intersection of highway 123 and College Avenue. The project begins at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon and will continue through the night until finished. One lane will remain open in both directions, however caution is advised during the work.

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Ebola preparedness announcement

October 16, 2014

The Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control hold a news conference at 10 this morning in Columbia to discuss the state’s preparedness should Ebola patients present in South Carolina.  DHEC yesterday issued a public health order for a statewide health preparedness network to provide essential email…

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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