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Day later, Bartee supporter resolute

September 4, 2013

Neither the trial nor yesterday’s verdict has weakened Rick Sanders’ belief in James Bartee. Sanders, who has relocated from Oconee County to Lavonia, Georgia, served as a defense witness for the man for whom he campaigned for Sheriff. And today Sanders said he stands by what he said last week on the witness stand. “Mr.…

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A second $100 thousand challenge pledge

September 4, 2013

Those supporting an Oconee County emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children have come up with a new challenge. The campaign for Safe Harbor recently raised enough funds from the general community to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar match of a $100 thousand gift pledged by Seneca couple Fran and Bobby Hansen. A…

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Equipment failure at BREC’s substation

September 4, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers served by their Newry substation have been restored with service after yesterday’s equipment failure. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger blames what happened on a failed regulator, but says it’ll likely take sending that regulator back to the factory for a definitive answer. What happened yesterday afternoon at the substation off Carson…

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Fire call last night in Walhalla

September 4, 2013

A late night call sent Walhalla fire fighters to 204 S. Cedar Street. There, fire broke out in a heating and air conditioning unit beneath the house. Mark Hollifield of the Walhalla Fire Department said the fire was confined to the heating and air unit.      

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OCC’s help to new business draws audience ire

September 4, 2013

Approval by Oconee County of ordinances to give a financial boost to a hotel project nearing completion in Seneca received unanimous support last night at the council table, but dissent from within the meeting audience. It prompted District One’s Paul Corbeil to issue an explanation. “There are no Oconee County general fund or economic development…

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New tax rate set for Oconee County

September 4, 2013

For the tax year 2013, Oconee County has a new tax rate. And its reflects a two mill tax increase. As recommended by Auditor Ken Nix, County Council approved 73.9 county mills and 141.1 mills for public schools. According to Nix, the Oconee School District sought no increase in funds and its operational and debt…

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Bartee spends first night in jail

September 4, 2013

James Bartee spent the first night of his five-year prison sentence in the Oconee Detention Center. His lawyer announced in court that he’ll attempt to obtain a recognizance bond that’ll allow his client to be freed while his side pursues an appeal of yesterday’s verdict. That verdict was guilty to the charge of solicitation to…

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Warrants charge Anderson man with Mtn. Rest crimes

September 3, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office says it is holding warrants for the arrest of an Anderson man and requests the public’s help in finding him. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, 54-year old Robert Ford Carver is charged with petty larceny and first degree burglary August 21 at 122 Beaver Lane, Mountain Rest. There, the front door…

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Walhalla and Westminster qualifying

September 3, 2013

In the last of two weeks of qualifying, Walhalla and Westminster are attracting candidates for their cities’ elections in November. Walhalla has one candidate. He’s a former teacher and coach, Danny Woodward. He’ll compete for the seat vacated by James Powell’s resignation. So far, no one has filed for any of the three council seats…

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Parade Grand Marshall Yousef Mefleh

September 3, 2013

Flabbergasted is one word to describe the way a Palestinian native feels having been chosen to ride at the head of this week’s parade in Westminster to mark the annual South Carolina Apple Festival. But it is absolutely A-OK with Yousef Mefleh. Westminster is Medfleh’s adopted hometown, and it’s where he has run a Main…

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  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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