Probate Judge order in Seneca-Haynes case

The Oconee Probate Court became a player in the long-running legal dispute between the city of Seneca and the estate of the Rev. E. Haynes. The two parties have been at odds over the last several years over the Haynes family-owned building on N. 1st Street across from City Hall. In September last year, Probate Judge Kenny Johns issued an order appointing Scott Moulder, the city administrator, as personal representative as a “creditor in the amount in excess of $537,000.” The order was issued September 21—one day after Moulder, in his capacity with the city, signed a creditor’s statement. According to the statement, the basis for the claim is a 2015 judgment rendered by the Seneca Municipal Court which claims the city is due $537,000, plus $500 per business day from July 21, 2015 until full payment, plus interest, plus other provisions….” In recent days, Moulder has expressed the hope that there will soon be resolution to the legal dispute.