Day later, Bartee supporter resolute

September 4, 2013

Neither the trial nor yesterday’s verdict has weakened Rick Sanders’ belief in James Bartee. Sanders, who has relocated from Oconee County to Lavonia, Georgia, served as a defense witness for the man for whom he campaigned for Sheriff. And today Sanders said he stands by what he said last week on the witness stand. “Mr.…

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A second $100 thousand challenge pledge

September 4, 2013

Those supporting an Oconee County emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children have come up with a new challenge. The campaign for Safe Harbor recently raised enough funds from the general community to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar match of a $100 thousand gift pledged by Seneca couple Fran and Bobby Hansen. A…

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From the Morning Show Files: Was there a CIA connection to Jimmy Hoffa’s murder?

September 4, 2013

In bookstores, a new biography of Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino presents a possible explanation for why Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975, was killed by the Mafia. Journalist Matt Birkbeck writes in his book, The Quiet Don, that there was a connection to the CIA. Birkbeck writes that it was Bufalino, who controlled…

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Clemson gets highest ranking since ’88; ACC honors for Tigers; Boyd leads Heisman talk

September 4, 2013

*Clemson is ranked fourth by The Associated Press and fifth in the USA Today Coaches poll this week. It is the highest ranking for the Clemson program by the Associated Press since September 12, 1988 when the Tigers were ranked third by AP. The Tigers also received a first-place vote this week by the Associated…

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Equipment failure at BREC’s substation

September 4, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers served by their Newry substation have been restored with service after yesterday’s equipment failure. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger blames what happened on a failed regulator, but says it’ll likely take sending that regulator back to the factory for a definitive answer. What happened yesterday afternoon at the substation off Carson…

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Fire call last night in Walhalla

September 4, 2013

A late night call sent Walhalla fire fighters to 204 S. Cedar Street. There, fire broke out in a heating and air conditioning unit beneath the house. Mark Hollifield of the Walhalla Fire Department said the fire was confined to the heating and air unit.      

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Calendar

  • 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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