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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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Dinner to celebrate Oconee agriculture

October 17, 2014

A dinner next month in OconeeCounty farm country is an annual event that draws attention to the hard work that the county’s farmers put in to produce food that winds up on the table.  The Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District Celebration of Agriculture Banquet takes place at 6:30 Thursday, November 13 in the fellowship…

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Truck flips, appliance spill out

October 17, 2014

A truck accident this week near Salem sent appliances spilling out into the roadway. Those appliances apparently were damaged so severely that they’ll never make into the homes for which they were made. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told Wednesday night’s  accident occurred on highway 130 several miles north of Salem and resulted in the appliance…

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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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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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