Bartee led to jail, verdict to be appealed!

September 3, 2013

James Bartee has been sent to prison for five years. He is 55 years old. The sentence this afternoon followed the jury’s conviction on the charge of solicitation to commit a felony that translated to a plot never carried out to kidnap a retired judge. The official sentence as announced by the trial judge: 10…

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BREAKING: Bartee found guilty; sentence handed down

September 3, 2013

The jury in the trial of James Bartee have handed down a verdict of guilty and the former Secret Service Agent and one time candidate for Oconee County Sheriff has been sentenced to five years in prison and must undergo psychiatric treatment. The verdict was announced just before 2:00 PM Tuesday after the jury deliberated…

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Official: jail hearing to be September 19

September 3, 2013

6 o’clock Thursday evening, September 19 at Walhalla City Hall has been confirmed as the time, date, and location for Oconee County’s request for a special exception to build the replacement jail on the opposite side of the LEC on S. Church Street. Holding the hearing will be the city Board of Zoning Appeals. In…

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Contract matter reason for Walhalla meeting

September 3, 2013

Walhalla City Council goes back in session for another private meeting tomorrow afternoon. It’s a 4 o’clock meeting at City Hall. Stated reason for the executive session is contract matter. According to what Mayor Edwards told us last week, this meeting appears to be a follow-up meeting on the two companies that responded to a…

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Car accident near Miracle Circle

September 3, 2013

A late morning car accident near Seneca’s Miracle Circle. The police say involved were Lexus and Lincoln automobiles in a rear-end collision on 123 in front of Snappy Car Wash. Lt. Robert Tribble says the accident impeded traffic for about ten minutes and required the Lexus driver to go taken to the hospital for minor…

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Bartee called arrogant, reckless and desperate

September 3, 2013

Prosecutor Lindsey Simmons called James Bartee several names as she wrapped up the state’s case with a call to the jury to pay special attention to what’s on the tape from the wire recording of defendant Bartee and his accuser, Nick Blackwell. Simmons and her counterpart, defense attorney Douglas Brannon, completed their final arguments to…

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