Damage suit against Oconee bumped from trial docket

May 29, 2014

A lawsuit seeking damages from Oconee County has been removed from the top spot for trial during this month’s term of the Common Pleas Court. The two-week Common Pleas schedule beginning Monday in Walhalla was to have started with Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others. But a spokeswoman for the court says not all…

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Burglary defendant heads to trial

May 29, 2014

In the Oconee General Sessions Court, a jury has been selected to hear evidence in the Jonathan Allen Finney trial. Arrested and charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny in 2013, Finney is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Danny Day. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner is serving as the trial prosecutor.  

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“Leave it in the car”

May 29, 2014

Those entering the Oconee Courthouse today face a sign announcing a new rule covering courtroom decorum. Beginning today, electronic devices are forbidden inside the courtrooms. Those devices include cell phones, iPads, and Kindles. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield says it’s an order from the judges in the 10th Circuit. She says the only exceptions will…

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Legal opinion addresses age-old irk

May 29, 2014

The office of South Carolina Attorney General has weighed in with an opinion on an issue that, over the years, has annoyed some rural residents who rely on municipalities for water service. At the request of Anderson State Representative Don Bowen, the Attorney General’s office this month issued a seven-page opinion on whether the City…

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Child found soaking wet, teeth chattering

May 29, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies during a welfare check in Utica over the Memorial Day holiday weekend found a small girl soaking wet, teeth chattering, underneath a porch on Village Creek Circle. DSS placed the girl into protective custody, and the sheriff’s officers arrested the father who they say ran from them on Utica streets—dragging the girl as…

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Opportunity for pardon or expungement

May 29, 2014

For those with criminal records, a pardon and expungement workshop takes place next month in Oconee County. Some charges can be removed from criminal records and other offenders, if they qualify, can be pardoned or foriven. The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 o’clock Monday, June 16 at the Hamilton Career Center near Seneca.…

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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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