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Executive session today at City Hall

August 28, 2013
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The Walhalla City Council plans to convene a private meeting this afternoon at City Hall. Mayor Danny Edwards says the purpose will be to meet with representatives of the two companies that responded to the request for qualifications to undertake Streetscape.

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Public safety checkpoint in OC

August 27, 2013
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The Anderson City Police and officers from other law enforcement agencies will conduct a public safety checkpoint tomorrow in Oconee County. It’s part of the annual Hands Across the Border Campaign. Chief Jim Stewart said officers will not look for specific violations during the checkpoint, but will inspect motor vehicles to verify that the drivers…

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A TV news interview to be played for jury

August 27, 2013
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LaDonna Beeker, Paul Harris, David Smith, and James Singleton are among this afternoon’s witnesses for the prosecution in the Oconee County trial of James Bartee. And around 3 o’clock this afternoon the courtroom was being prepared for the playback of a Fox 21 interview with then candidate for sheriff Bartee. This week’s trial has the…

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“I expect to be back soon…”

August 27, 2013
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“I expect to be back soon once the procedure and recovery period are over,” says Dr. Mike Lucas as the Oconee superintendent of education prepares for a heart valve replacement. Lucas released the following statement to reporters on the announcement that he’s taking medical leave of one to two months: “It seems I have a…

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Certificates approved in Seneca!

August 27, 2013
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A regulatory board in Seneca has said yes to a couple of improvement projects. The Board of Architectural Review approved certificates of appropriateness for last night’s two applicants. One of them involved the home of 410 S. Depot Street home of city planner Tamy Sanford. The other is 125 Ramcat Alley, an application by Raymond…

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Judge makes ruling on pre-trial motions

August 27, 2013
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Law enforcement’s wired recording of a conversation between James Bartee and Nicholas Blackwell outside Bartee’s home is admissible by the judge’s ruling today. Also, according to Judge Lawton McIntosh, the transcript of that recording is to be allowed as evidence. The defense side had objected. Bartee lawyer Douglas Brannon said law enforcement refers to Blackwell…

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Heart procedure ahead for Lucas

August 27, 2013
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The medical procedure heart valve replacement is ahead for Oconee’s superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas will go on medical leave Thursday September 5 that is to last “one to two months.” According to an announcement this morning by Chairman Andy Inabinet of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Michael Thorsland will serve as acting superintendent…

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Williams said he wanted to avoid a disaster

August 27, 2013
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A former circuit judge who chose Oconee County as his home in retirement says he was only trying to avoid what he foresaw as a potential disaster when he challenged the eligibility to run of one of the four men who competed last year for county sheriff. Jimmy Williams found himself the first criminal trial…

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Prosecutor: Bartee asked Blackwell to kidnap Williams

August 27, 2013
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Deputy Solicitor David Wagner says James Bartee asked Nick Blackwell to kidnap Jimmy Williams. And it doesn’t matter, Wagner says, that Bartee later told Blackwell to hold off. By that point, Wagner told the jury, a crime had been committed. Bartee is on trial, charged with solicitation to commit a felony. Wagner and his counterpart,…

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Shelter project qualifies for $100K match

August 27, 2013
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The campaign to raise money for an Oconee shelter to protect the abused has raised enough funds to qualify for a $100 thousand match. And the official announcement is to be made next week during a news conference. A Seneca couple, Fran and Bob Hanson, promised they would personally match dollar for dollar up to…

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