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Legal indemnification ordinance approved

October 8, 2014

Oconee County employees are being placed under the protection of a net to cover their legal expenses in matters in which they act in the performance of official duties. County Council last night approved a controversial legal indemnification ordinance that surfaced after The Journal threatened a lawsuit against three councilmen and one other elected official…

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Students track social media’s role in election

October 7, 2014

Students working in Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center are exploring the impact of social media use among candidates in the race for South Carolina governor. Students found a clear distinction between candidates’ preferences and which social media outlets they use to remain connected with their supporters. Republican Nikki Haley and independent Republican Tom Ervin…

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Domestic violence alleged at home near Seneca

October 7, 2014

A 34-year old man near Seneca has been arrested in a Sheriff’s Office investigation of incidents Sunday and Monday at 122 Hillside Lane.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Scott Mono was arrested and charged in warrants with criminal domestic violence first degree Monday morning in which a female was bitten on her right shoulder…

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Moulder gives lengthy testimony

October 7, 2014

As the trial’s first witness, Oconee County’s Scott Moulder is delivering lengthy testimony. The county administrator finds himself answering questions from the attorney for Plateau Excavation. The Georgia contractor seeks damages for having had to idle its equipment when the project to extend an Oconee airport runway was temporarily stopped. Questioned by Plateau lawyer David…

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Moulder is trial’s lead-off witness

October 7, 2014

When Scott Moulder went to work as Oconee County administrator four years ago, one of his early duties was try to straighten out the mess that became of the project to extend the county airport runway by 600 feet. And those early actions taken by Moulder, as county administrator, became grist for questions posed by…

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What happens to the old jail still a question

October 7, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Oconee County’s new jail remains on schedule for opening next summer. Meantime, Crenshaw has yet to decide what happens to the existing detention center. “I have a few ideas but need to explore the cost. If I keep it in any correctional setting, I will have to bring it up to…

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Jack Lombard tribute this Saturday

October 7, 2014

“The Mountains are Calling…and I must go” is one way to bill this weekend’s tribute to the memory of Jack Lombard, whose highway 107 home was an outpost in upper northern Oconee County. Lombard achieved his wish of being born in the home where he died. And Saturday night at 6 o’clock his friends and…

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Plaintiff’s lawyer: “We just have been treated correctly”

October 7, 2014

A jury in the Oconee Common Pleas Court received an outline of a complicated case in which each of three parties has a claim against another. And the jury this morning is ready to hear testimony from the first witness in the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and the county airport’s former engineering…

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Arrest made in Utica shooting

October 7, 2014

A 20-year old Seneca man turned himself over to authorities yesterday to face multiple charges arising from a weekend shooting in the Utica community. No one was hurt Saturday morning at a home on Jameson Avenue but, according to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, four people, including two children, were inside the home. Warrants charge Travis Javon…

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Jury picked for civil trial

October 6, 2014

An Oconee County jury has been directed to report back for duty at 3:30 this afternoon for lawyers’ opening statements in a civil trial that may take two weeks. The jury will hear the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and Talbert-Bright, the county’s former airport consultant. It’s a dispute that arose over what…

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  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
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