“Hey, Bartee is trying to get me to kidnap….”

August 29, 2013

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

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

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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At 3 p-m Blackwell starts testimony

August 28, 2013

Blackwell on the stand since 3 p-m 1700, Wed., 28 August 2013..lrm Nick Blackwell took the stand at mid afternoon and testified that, while working for the James Bartee campaign for Sheriff, the candidate approached him with the idea of kidnapping. Blackwell said after meeting with Bartee at the Bartee home near Seneca, he told…

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Incident on the 700 block of S. Oak

August 28, 2013

The police in Seneca today were preparing charges as part of a further investigation of a traffic stop late yesterday afternoon on S. Oak Street near 7th Street. The police say they seized marijuana after an officer approached a stopped car and an officer smelled burned marijuana. According to the police, a plastic bag containing…

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Westminster gets its first candidate

August 28, 2013

Westminster has its first candidate for a seat on city council. On the first day of qualifying, Westminster Highway resident Bill Brockington became a candidate Monday. The qualifying period runs two weeks. Three seats on the six-member council are available in the November 5 election.  

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