State order temporary bridge

August 29, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Bartee Trial: Blackwell gives four hour testimony

August 28, 2013
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The trial of former Secret Service agent James Bartee continued this afternoon at the Oconee Courthouse. In a four-hour testimony, Nick Blackwell stated that Bartee, while a candidate for Oconee County Sheriff in 2012, approached him at the annual Seneca Fest celebration about kidnapping a judge. Blackwell testified it wasn’t until a little later that…

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