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Senator Scott warns President Obama

October 10, 2014

U-S Senator Tim Scott says if the administration of President Obama pushes forward with transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to domestic locations, it will meet serious opposition. Scott said the domestic locations might include the Naval brig in Hanahan, South Carolina near Charleston.

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Town Hall forum

October 10, 2014

Tri-County Technical College will hold an informal town hall forum Wednesday, October 15 for students to meet candidates running for state and local offices. The “Pizza and Politics” forum will be 1:20 to 2:15 p-m in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton campus. The event is sponsored by the Tri-County Student Democrats Club and…

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Running down the November 4 ballot

October 10, 2014

Some local candidates this year enter next month’s General Election unopposed. Yet a voter should not be fooled into thinking that there is little importance attached to the 2014 General Election in South Carolina. To the contrary, there are contested races for several top statewide offices—along with important referenda at both the local and state…

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“Skip” Lewis takes the stand

October 10, 2014

Civil engineer L-G “Skip” Lewis has taken the stand in the Oconee County courtroom to testify on his review and give an opinion of the plans used to extend the Oconee Regional Airport starting in 2009 by an additional 600 feet. Lewis, a West Union resident, chairs the board of the Greenville-based firm H2L Consulting…

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Airport director job re-opened

October 10, 2014

Three individuals have been interviewed, but Oconee County has decided to reopen the application period to be the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport. This time, County Administrator Scott Moulder says, the county will place an add with a professional aeronautics publication that has nationwide subscribers. The county’s task is to replace Kevin Short,…

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Trick or treaters have invitation

October 10, 2014

The police officers and fire fighters in Walhalla are teaming up this year to offer a safe environment for trick or treaters. “Boo in the Bay” will take place at the Walhalla Fire Department on Halloween from 6 to 9 o’clock at the Fire Department. There will no longer be an event at the Walhalla…

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Trade magazine turns to Oconee Sheriff’s officer

October 10, 2014

A national police officers’ magazine, in a June article, turned down to Oconee Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Underwood for comments on a story about the circumstances in which law enforcement officers request back-up. Some cops worry about ridicule from other officers that they might not be considered tough enough. But the subject touches a nerve in…

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Whether stone was compacted properly

October 10, 2014

Part of the focus in yesterday’s questioning of Plateau project manager Shane Hall was the responsibility for failed test asphalt strips to determine if the base for a 600-foot extension of Oconee Airport runway 25 was suitable for paving. For most of the day, Hall sat under cross-examination and answered questions from Stephanie Burton, attorney…

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Trial may run into Oktoberfest weekend

October 10, 2014

At the judge’s request, the jurors in the Oconee Common Pleas trial decided by a poll against a one-half day session of court on Saturday. Judge Lawton McIntosh accepted the jurors’ preference to take tomorrow as a day of rest but warned, if needed, he may extend the trial into Oktoberfest weekend next week. So…

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Testy exchange

October 9, 2014

  Throughout the morning in Common Pleas Court in Walhalla the defense attorney cross-examined the project manager for Plateau Excavation. And some of the exchanges between Stephanie Burton and Plateau’s Shane Hall were testy—especially as Hall tried to explain the varying amounts in claims made of Oconee County to cover the earthmover’s equipment rentals in…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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