Held since early 2012, he awaits trial the longest

September 5, 2013

Inmate Timothy Ray Wirtz of Walhalla told Judge McIntosh this morning he wants to get his charges before the court. But it still may be weeks or longer before the state is ready to proceed with the case which alleges, among other charges, armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner acknowledged that Wirtz,…

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Court appearance this morning for murder defendant

September 5, 2013

An Oconee County murder defendant appeared today in General Sessions Court. But later it was back to jail for Shane Adam Burdette of Westminster. Judge Lawton McIntosh revoked Burdette’s probation for a previous offense. He’s facing the charge of murder in the shooting death in July of James Evan Turner in the Blackjack Community near…

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Walhalla women running for council

September 5, 2013

By late this morning, two men and two women made up the field of candidates for Walhalla City Council. The latest filers were incumbent Jennifer Crawford, and challenger Frances Devoe. There’s word that least one more person intends to enter the fray by tomorrow’s noon deadline. Crawford’s intent to seek re-election means that, in the…

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Seat belt use rises in SC

September 5, 2013

North Carolina, once a leader in seat belt use, saw vehicle restraint usage drop statewide last year while South Carolina drivers and passengers buckled up more often. And, during a visit yesterday to Walhalla, Leroy Smith, director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, proudly said South Carolina’s rate rose from 86% in 2011…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Bobcat JV opens tonight; Furman set for trip to Conway; NFL gets underway tonight

September 5, 2013

*The Seneca Bobcat JV football team will open the 2013 season at home Thursday night. The young Bobcats will host Easley. The game is set to kickoff at 6:00 PM. *Furman continues its early season road stretch this Saturday when it travels to Conway to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Kickoff at Brooks Stadium…

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Sheriff: Barnes death still “open investigation”

September 5, 2013

Prosecutors were heard to say during the James Bartee trial that their office is satisfied that a shooting death more than two years was a case of self defense. But Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said his office still considers the death of Michael Shane Barnes an open investigation. On March 31, 2011, the body of…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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