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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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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