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Jury sent home for the night

March 20, 2013

The judge in Oconee General Sessions Court has sent the jury home for the night, with instructions to return in the morning and a second day of deliberations. Jurors late this afternoon sent out a paper containing four questions which they would like answered, as they decide the fate of Dan Lavert Temple. The 41-year…

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New owner for old Courier building

March 20, 2013
New owner for old Courier building

There’s a new owner for one of the oldest newspaper buildings around! Attorney Keith Denny confirmed reports this week that he has acquired the former Keowee Courier building at 50 Short Street, Walhalla. Denny does not have immediate plans for the building. In an interview, he explained that first priority will be to engage a…

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Two bids offered to renovate Depot

March 20, 2013

Walhalla opened two bids today for the job to renovate the city’s Depot building at S. College and Mauldin streets. The bidders were Convergence By Design ($29,700) and Joel Davis Construction ($45,307.) City Council will decide which bid, if any, to accept.  

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Good week to be Joel Davis

March 20, 2013

This is a good week to be Joel Davis. The contractor’s company was awarded a $53,719.16 contract to replace the roof on the Walhalla City Gym. And Davis was selected by Oconee customers of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to be a candidate for re-election to the Blue Ridge board of directors.  

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64-year old man loses life

March 20, 2013

Georgia troopers have released the name of the Tennessee man killed in yesterday’s head-on crash on highway 76 east from Clayton. Walter Johns Richards Jr. of Murfreesboro lost his life when, for unknown reasons, according to the patrol, his car crossed the centerline near New Hope Church Road. Richards’ car, headed toward Clayton, collided with…

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Chase UPDATE

March 20, 2013
Chase UPDATE

A chase that started near Clayton, Georgia yesterday afternoon reached speeds of more than 100 miles an hour and ended with two crashes in North Carolina. Assistant Chief of ClaytonPpolice, Andy Strait, said around 5:45 p-m an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop of a driver later identified as 35-year old Jeffrey Bryant Davis…

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Judge makes a ruling in Bartee case

March 20, 2013

A judge has made one ruling in the pre-trial part of the State’s case against James Bartee, who sought his party’s nomination last year for Oconee Sheriff before dropping out of the contest. Judge J-C Nicholson has decided that “no material” from Bartee’s file with the state Law Enforcement Division is required to be turned…

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Bring back chain gangs!

March 20, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff says he is in complete agreement with the Spartanburg County Sheriff that the time is at hand to return to the days of roadside chain gangs, especially when it pertains to Oconee’s unsightly litter problem. Oconee Sheriff Crenshaw said today he’s in full support of Spartanburg Sheriff Wright, as Wright goes…

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Update: Fire is out!

March 20, 2013

A fire traced to a bathroom or a walk-in closet has been extinguished in home development near Seneca. Fire Chief Jan Oliver says, at this hour, investigators are re-entering 510 Loba Court in the Dalton Bend subdivision to try to determine why the fire started. Three adults living in the one-story house were not hurt,…

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Tennesseean killed and Salem residents hurt

March 20, 2013

More is known this hour about yesterday’s fatal car accident in Rabun County, Georgia. Sky 104 Radio in Clayton now reports a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the driver of a 2012 Chevy Impala, died. The decedent’s name is being withheld until family members are notified. The driver and the passenger of the other vehicle, a…

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