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State order temporary bridge

August 29, 2013

The DOT is moving ahead with plans to use a temporary bridge in Pickens County to replace the existing structure on Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek near Daniel High School. The bridge was closed the night of August 6 when heavy rains caused a partial collapse. Three days later, Governor Haley signed an…

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Three for three in Westminster!

August 29, 2013

In the first week the books are open, three men are candidates for three seats on the Westminster City Council. Two are incumbents: Rusty Cater and Reid Adams. The third candidate is newcomer Bill Brockington. Westminster’s election takes place November 5.

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Bartee friend described as hostile state witness

August 29, 2013

When the state called to the stand an Atlanta area resident, its purpose appeared to have been to have the witness testify about 14 phone calls that he received from Nick Blackwell, the man who law enforcement equipped with a wire to record Blackwell’s conversation with James Bartee. Much of what Joseph Allen Milbert had…

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“Hey, Bartee is trying to get me to kidnap….”

August 29, 2013

In four hours’ testimony, Nick Blackwell said that during Seneca Fest he was approached by James Bartee about kidnapping a judge. A little later, Blackwell testified yesterday, another Bartee supporter handed him a card with the name Jimmy Williams and Williams’ address. Blackwell took the stand at 3 yesterday afternoon and remained there until 7…

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Free swimming tonight!

August 29, 2013

Everyone is invited to swim free from 6 to 8 tonight at the newly-renovated Walhalla Swimming Pool. The pool, which required a public-private partnership to return to working order, is getting a belated summer opening. But the attitude of those who’ve put a lot into the effort is better late than never. And they’re already…

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At 3 p-m Blackwell starts testimony

August 28, 2013

Blackwell on the stand since 3 p-m 1700, Wed., 28 August 2013..lrm Nick Blackwell took the stand at mid afternoon and testified that, while working for the James Bartee campaign for Sheriff, the candidate approached him with the idea of kidnapping. Blackwell said after meeting with Bartee at the Bartee home near Seneca, he told…

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Incident on the 700 block of S. Oak

August 28, 2013

The police in Seneca today were preparing charges as part of a further investigation of a traffic stop late yesterday afternoon on S. Oak Street near 7th Street. The police say they seized marijuana after an officer approached a stopped car and an officer smelled burned marijuana. According to the police, a plastic bag containing…

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Westminster gets its first candidate

August 28, 2013

Westminster has its first candidate for a seat on city council. On the first day of qualifying, Westminster Highway resident Bill Brockington became a candidate Monday. The qualifying period runs two weeks. Three seats on the six-member council are available in the November 5 election.  

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Potential witness accepts legal help

August 28, 2013

A man who says he received 17 phone calls from Nick Blackwell over a three-day period in late May of 2012 was offered the opportunity by Judge Lawton McIntosh to first speak with an attorney before testifying to the jury. The potential witness accepted an opportunity to speak with the public defender after the judge…

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Legislative forum September 17

August 28, 2013

Everyone has an invitation next month to attend a legislative forum in Clemson, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The League’s Charlotte Holmes says the 7 o’clock Tuesday night, September 17 event at the OLLI Building, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard (Issaqueena Blvd) will be her organization’s first meeting of the year. Three state lawmakers…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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