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Bartee files civil suit

January 11, 2013

After removing himself as an Oconee County political candidate, James Bartee vowed last year he would fight to restore his good name. Today, a lawyer on Bartee’s behalf, filed a lawsuit against a man who Bartee claims set him up. The suit, seeking actual and punitive damages, names Nicholas Blackwell defendant. As a Republican, Bartee…

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What to make of today’s rain?

January 11, 2013

Outside workers are trying to find something to do inside as the Golden Corner enjoys a drenching rain. On this rainy day, the Corps of Engineers issued a reminder that, in spite of above average rain since last month, the basin remains in drought. Col. Jeff Hall, Savannah District Commander, says the river basin experienced…

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Sheriff to meet with SC DOC

January 11, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will follow his meeting with the jail project manager with a meeting with the State Department of Corrections. He has asked the project manager to provide new numbers on daily population numbers at the jail, future needs, and compliance issues. And Crenshaw definitely wants DOC representatives to spell out at what…

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“Darkness to Night” to be explained

January 11, 2013

At its meeting Monday, Walhalla Rotary Club will hear about the “Darkness to Light” program. The Oconee School District’s Earnestine Williams will discuss the program which empowers people to prevent sexual abuse by educating adults as to the steps they can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the reality of child sex abuse.…

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Roadway blocked

January 11, 2013

State troopers are reporting the roadway is blocked this morning at an accident scene near Seneca, at Wells Highway and Singing Pines Road.

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No phone calls, please

January 11, 2013

A S.C. Education Lottery winner’s first act as a millionaire was to change his phone number. The Chester man won $2 million playing Powerball and declined to release his name. His identity remains a mystery even to the clerks at the Pantry Express. For selling the winning number, Pantry Express #430 received a commission of…

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Fallen tree causes problems

January 11, 2013

A tree collapsed onto a power line and two parked cars at 3:30 this morning in Walhalla, in the vicinity of 1100 Playground Road. Power was lost at the home at that address. Walhalla Fire Department was among the responders.

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Radon testing at home

January 11, 2013

During Radon Action Month, South Carolinians are urged to test their homes for an unwanted intruder that can’t be seen. “You can’t see or smell radon but people need to be aware that there might be a silent killer in their homes,” said DHEC Radon Coordinator Aimee Morrow. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named…

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Injured Oconeean now home

January 11, 2013

After a recent car crash, an 18-year old Oconee woman has returned home to familiar surroundings. Emily Whitten’s loved ones are hoping she is on the way to recovery, from her serious ordeal. It was a week ago that Whitten lay in the neuro intensive unit at AnMed after being ejected from a vehicle. Her…

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Four additional teachers make the grade

January 10, 2013

Four more Oconee public school teachers have completed the stringent National Board process. The additions of Chandra Black of Fair-Oak Elementary, Kelley Smith of Keowee Elementary and Katherine Elliott and Brandy Head, both of Walhalla Middle School makes 102 Oconee teachers National Board Certified. They receive incentives, including up to $7,500 a year pay raise…

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