Williams said he wanted to avoid a disaster

August 27, 2013

A former circuit judge who chose Oconee County as his home in retirement says he was only trying to avoid what he foresaw as a potential disaster when he challenged the eligibility to run of one of the four men who competed last year for county sheriff. Jimmy Williams found himself the first criminal trial…

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Prosecutor: Bartee asked Blackwell to kidnap Williams

August 27, 2013

Deputy Solicitor David Wagner says James Bartee asked Nick Blackwell to kidnap Jimmy Williams. And it doesn’t matter, Wagner says, that Bartee later told Blackwell to hold off. By that point, Wagner told the jury, a crime had been committed. Bartee is on trial, charged with solicitation to commit a felony. Wagner and his counterpart,…

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New ovarian cancer test may aid in early detection

August 27, 2013

A way of screening for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women. In the study, researchers tested the screening on more than 4,000 women over an 11-year period. The women underwent yearly blood tests, and the researchers…

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Mets ace tears ligament; US Open gets underway; Clemson/USC continue prep for openers

August 27, 2013

*The New York Mets were dealt a big blow on Monday when pitching ace Matt Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. A full prognosis won’t be made until swelling goes down in about two weeks, and the Mets are hoping that the 24-year-old Harvey, who was the National League’s…

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Shelter project qualifies for $100K match

August 27, 2013

The campaign to raise money for an Oconee shelter to protect the abused has raised enough funds to qualify for a $100 thousand match. And the official announcement is to be made next week during a news conference. A Seneca couple, Fran and Bob Hanson, promised they would personally match dollar for dollar up to…

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If and when it gets built, according to Moulder

August 27, 2013

If and when that new Oconee Jail is built, the county administrator says Oconeeans can expect a safer and more efficiently run place to hold prisoners. But Scott Moulder said no one should kid himself about the costs to operate and maintain a modern-day detention center. For size reasons alone, he said, it’s going to…

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