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Judge: “I’ve heard enough.”

March 14, 2013

In the case of James Bartee, all parties are now muzzled from making pre-trial comments to conventional and other types of media. A circuit judge today warned those involved in the Oconee County criminal case against former Sheriff’s candidate Bartee. Although both sides today accused the other of making the kinds of extra-judicial comments that…

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Filling potholes—year round job!

March 14, 2013

A DOT official says the job of patching Oconee County roads is a year-round job. When it’s dry, according to DOT resident maintenance engineer Mike Smith, Oconee’s patching truck often applies several tons of solvent, to try to keep the roads and highways smooth to the motoring public. But it can be frustrating, as Smith…

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Boil water advisory to end by noon

March 14, 2013

A Seneca spokesman quotes the utilities director as saying the boil water advisory that applies to rural sections of the city’s water service territory should expire by the noon hour. But Seneca’s Riley Johnson says until then customers should continue to boil water vigorously for up to one minute before drinking or cooking purposes. A…

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Moulder at South Union tonight

March 14, 2013

Doors open at 6 tonight at South Union Baptist Church for a “Sewer South” meeting with Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator. The meeting, sponsored by Voice of Southern Oconee, begins at 6:30.

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Mountain Rest home fire

March 14, 2013

Fire broke out in a home last night inside the Mountain Rest Volunteer Fire Department service territory. Mountain Rest fire fighters were joined by others to put out fire in a home on Apple Orchard Road. No injuries reported. The call was sounded shortly before 7:30 and fire fighters were there for nearly two hours.

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“For such extrajudicial statements”

March 13, 2013

Solicitor Chrissy Adams has disclosed details as to why she’s headed for court in Anderson tomorrow for a gag order in the state’s criminal case against James Bartee. Adams this afternoon announced she’ll move in front of Judge Lawton McIntosh to restrain parties from, what she calls, further extrajudicial statements. She’s alleging that Bartee lawyer…

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Oconeeans arrested in Georgia

March 13, 2013

Three Oconee County residents have been arrested in Georgia on charges that they allegedly dragged a machine weighing approximately 1500 pounds down the roadway from North Carolina into Georgia.On March 2nd, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office noticed drag marks on the pavement behind vehicle with a flat tire on Highway 28 just south…

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Walhalla issues advisory

March 13, 2013

Seneca Light and Water has experienced water main breaks on highway 188. As a result, Walhalla has issued a boil advisory for all customers served by Seneca Light and Water in the following areas: Keowee School Road (SC 188), Evatt Road, Knox Road south of Evatt Road, Fisherman’s Lane, Pointe Harbor Drive, Logan Hill Drive,…

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Boil water advisory for parts of 188

March 13, 2013

Seneca has announced a boil water advisory for its customers in the area of S-C 188, including Westwood Bay subdivision. A broken water line has necessitated the advisory, according to Bob Faires, utilities superintendent. Besides Westwood Bay, the advisory area runs along 188/the Keowee School Road to Elizabeth Cain Drive and takes in the following…

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Walhalla to file ARC grant request

March 13, 2013

Mayor Danny Edwards says Walhalla will meet a deadline next week to file an application for as much as $500 thousand from the Appalachian Regional Commission. It’s money that Walhalla would apply to its downtown streetscape project. As the result of last night’s streetscape work session, the mayor says he and council cut out project…

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