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Jury selected for testimony to begin

August 27, 2013
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Oconee General Sessions Judge Lawton McIntosh is expected to announce rulings this morning in pre-trial motions argued yesterday after the jury in the James Bartee case went home for the rest of the day. The jury is to be back at 9 this morning for opening arguments and the start of testimony. Indications are the…

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Holiday closing

August 27, 2013
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All Oconee solid waste facilities, including the manned convenience centers, will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

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UPDATE from the courtroom

August 26, 2013
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A jury is in place in Walhalla for the start of S.C. v. James Bartee. The judge told the jury to go home for the rest of the day and return at 9 tomorrow morning. That’s when attorneys for both sides make their opening arguments and the first testimony can proceed.

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Company “could be huge”

August 26, 2013
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Oconee County is endeavoring to reel in an apparent game-changer when it comes to economic development. At the Walhalla Rotary Club, County Administrator Scott Moulder said today the county expects to know within 30 days if it’ll be the choice of company with interest in the county’s Industry and Technology Park—formerly known as Echo Hills.…

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Jury being selected

August 26, 2013
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After some lengthy preliminaries, jury selection is underway in the State’s case against James Bartee. By 12:45 this afternoon, a third juror had been seated. Twelve are needed. Most times, a couple of alternate jurors are also chosen. Bartee, retired Secret Service agent and a candidate last year for Oconee Sheriff, is charged with solicitation…

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Garbage pickup change

August 26, 2013
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West Union announces a change in its garbage pickups this week. Garbage collection that normally takes place Tuesday will take place instead on Thursday this week only, according to Cecelia Atkins, town administrator. Two sanitation workers are on medical leave tomorrow.

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Crimes at Walhalla’s Main and Poplar

August 26, 2013
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The Walhalla police have made an arrest in their investigation of crimes two weekends ago at Main and Poplar. Zachary Richard MacCollister of Golden Leaf Lane has been arrested and charged with attempted burglary and malicious injury to real property. According to Lt. Paul Harris, the police believe MacCollister is the man who tried to…

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The Audits gets the assessment he needs

August 26, 2013
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The South Carolina Department of Revenue has provided Oconee County the assessment to be used to calculate what the county’s top taxpayer will owe. The total 2013 assessment as determined by the DOR is $132.5 million, as compared with $132 million in 2012. The increase is offset by state industrial credits and, according to Oconee…

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Bartee bound for courthouse

August 26, 2013
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At 9:30 this morning, James Bartee was approaching the Oconee Courthouse and what’s scheduled to be the start of his trial. The former Sheriff’s candidate is charged with solicitation to commit a felony. Parking spaces are at a premium as they are being taken by this week’s 250-member jury pool.

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Two-car Seneca accident

August 26, 2013
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The police in Seneca report minor injuries this morning in a two-car accident at S. Depot and Daniel Avenue. Lt. Robert Tribble says the driver of a Kia required a trip to the hospital. However, for a brief time, the driver of the second vehicle, a Ford Escape, was temporarily trapped in the wreckage of…

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