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Trial recessed until Tuesday

August 30, 2013

The James Bartee trial recessed this afternoon for the rest of the week. It’ll pick back up at 9:30 Tuesday morning with closing arguments. With the testimony of defendant Bartee completed, the judge left to the jury the choice of whether to resume tomorrow–the day of the Tigers game with Georgia or come back after…

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Bartee’s qualifications under microscope

August 30, 2013

The 10th Circuit’s chief prosecutor, Chrissy Adams, hammered away today at the issues that arose in last year’s civil court squabble over whether James Bartee was ever eligible to run for Sheriff and, if he had won, whether he could have been certified in time to serve. At a hearing where it appeared a ruling…

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2.72″ this morning alone!

August 30, 2013

The DOT worker’s comment about too much water in too short a time is no exaggeration. The official weather observer, Barbara Wilson, reported 2.72” this morning alone. And it makes 12 inches for August at her Walhalla Weather Station.

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FFA members win scholarships

August 30, 2013

Outstanding applications and essays have enabled three members of the Seneca High FFA to win scholarships for a workshop in October at Clemson University. The workshop will introduce Candace Gibby, Bailee Hawkins and Brittany Shook to modern sustainable practices, which include cutting-edge production methods and creative marketing strategies. They’ll get to see the Clemson Student…

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Adams cross-examines Bartee

August 30, 2013

The second part of the James Bartee testimony is underway in Walhalla. It’s the state’s cross-examination of the defendant by the circuit solicitor, Chrissy Adams. And it began with Adams questioning Bartee about the time when, as a young Secret Service agent, he was suspended after a complaint was filed by a woman who claimed…

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Plant expansion

August 30, 2013

An Anderson company is expanding its operations. Fraenkische Industrial Pipes is announcing a $5 million investment that’s to generate 50 new jobs over the next few years. On the A-M Ellison Road at highway 81, the plant will make room for new equipment. A similar warehouse addition was previously completed in 2011, with 20 jobs…

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Bartee: Never asked Blackwell

August 30, 2013

At 9:30 this morning, James Bartee took the witness stand and made it sound from the start that he relished the opportunity to give his side. By 11, he was still answering questions from his lawyer. Indications were the testimony is likely to continue for quite some time. Early on, defense lawyer Brannon asked Bartee if…

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OC under flood warning

August 30, 2013

This morning’s heavy downpour is creating problems on Oconee County roadways. At least one section of highway has been closed. All lanes are now reported back open.  The DOT’s Frank Green blamed what happened on an excessive amount of water in a short time.  In Seneca, Public Works Director Mark Krabbe says, despite a lot…

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What’s up with Streetscape?

August 30, 2013

A private meeting this week of Walhalla City Council about Streetscape is leading to another meeting next week, according to Mayor Danny Edwards. The mayor says the city leaders are talking with representatives of the two companies interested in undertaking the project. At this point, Edwards says, money has not come up. “We’ve been talking…

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Swimmers flock to the pool

August 30, 2013

No arm-twisting was required last night to get youngsters to go for a swim on the first night of the rehabilitated Walhalla Swimming Pool. Kids as young as seven joined teenagers to splash and dive in a pool that appears to look as good as ever, after a major public-private partnership effort to repair the…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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