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Garage and home fires

September 3, 2013

A home fire that started in the kitchen sent out volunteer fire fighters last night in southern Oconee County. The fire, at 114 N. Davis Drive, occurred inside the South Union Fire District. Fire fighters were on the scene for nearly two hours, starting at 1 o’clock this morning. Earlier in the night, Keowee Department…

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A-I-D sign OK’d

August 30, 2013

The newest addition to Oconee’s industrial community has been approved for a monument sign to let the world know of its new location in the county Commerce Park on highway 11. By action of the county Board of Appeals Thursday, the A-I-D Corporation received a variance of 25 feet from the front setback requirement within…

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Congregate living approved for Walhalla

August 30, 2013

Congregate living has been approved for Walhalla. The city Board of Appeals this afternoon OK’d an exception to the zoning law that’ll enable Christ Central Ministries to remodel a former bed-and-breakfast on Hunter Avenue into a 10-bed congregate living facility. A representative of Christ Central Ministries told the board that his organization will provide bed…

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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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Calendar

  • 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
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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