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The man accused by the victim’s brother of instigating a fight that led to a deadly 2015 shooting in Liberty told a Pickens County jury on Tuesday that it was the brothers who actually initiated the conflict.
Perched high above four of the eight inmate housing units at the Oconee County Detention Center, detention officers Alicia Snyder and Amanda Plumley found themselves squarely in the catbird seat on a recent morning in Walhalla.
Jacob Kirk, who lived with John William McCarty and another man in a trailer on Watts Road in Liberty, told jurors during the opening day of McCarty’s murder trial that his brother, 22-year-old Mitchell Aaron Bradley of Duncan, had become frustrated because his belongings, including beer and cigarettes had been stolen on several occasions.
A partnership between the School District of Oconee County and an education technology company that develops language, literacy and brain-fitness software is helping students in the district’s 10 elementary schools learn a foreign language.
While the value of residential and commercial property in Oconee County is climbing back from the economic recession that began nearly a decade ago, second homes and undeveloped land are still lagging behind in the recovery.