Guilty verdict returned quickly

March 24, 2015

An Oconee jury today convicted a 39-year old man of three traffic offenses. Defendant Russell Alan Tupper left the courtroom this afternoon with a sentence that sends him to prison for 10 years. According to a court officer, the sentence announced by Judge McIntosh amounted to a total of five years for driving under the…

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Trial ends without defendant’s testimony

March 24, 2015

An Oconee County man elected to not testify in his own defense, but his side insists that he could not have been driving under the influence near Westminster because he was not driving his mother’s car. Defendant Russell Alan Tupper was interviewed at the scene of the accident in 2014 and later charged with driving…

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“CAT” stop to be covered

March 24, 2015

A private contractor, hired by the city of Seneca, is getting ready to add amenities to the city’s Clemson Area Transit bus stop downtown. Seneca’s Ed Halbig says those amenities will include restrooms and an awning to provide a cover to protect the bus-riding public from outdoor elements. A meeting was held this morning, and…

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Transfer of state-owned roads to counties

March 24, 2015

Developments today in that touchy topic of the state diverting to the counties some of its roads for future maintenance. At 3 o’clock in Columbia the Senate Finance Committee holds a meeting on S.523. The bill as now written, according to the South Carolina Association of Counties, would transfer any road within a county to…

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Gravel road to be paved

March 24, 2015

A gravel section of an Oconee County-maintained road near Seneca is on the schedule to be improved. Mack Kelley, director of county public works, said the plan is to improve and pave the gravel road section of the Brown Farm Road in the Return Community. Kelley said, “Plans and permitting are still being finalized but…

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Jury hears testimony in traffic offense trial

March 24, 2015

A Chickasaw Point man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with traffic offenses that arose from an accident 14 months ago near Westminster. Russell Alan Tupper is charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and habitual traffic offender. According to assistant solicitor Beth Blundy, Tupper was charged by…

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  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 5, 2015St. Luke UMC "All Things New" Services
  • April 5, 2015The Truth Outreach's Easter Services, Lunch and Egghunt
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
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