Blackwell counterclaims Bartee

February 27, 2013

The legal entanglements between former Oconee Sheriff’s candidate James Bartee and his accuser, Nicholas Blackwell, intensified this month with Blackwell’s filing of a civil counterclaim against Bartee . . . and Bartee’s official reply to the counterclaim. The latest filings in the Common Pleas Court arise from a January lawsuit by Bartee, alleging Blackwell set…

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54-year old man to serve for years

February 27, 2013

A 54-year man has been sent to prison for four years for a case that the prosecutor called a serious beating. Charles Allen Vinson walked into the Oconee courtroom this afternoon charged with criminal domestic violence high and aggravated nature. The judge accepted a negotiated plea that allowed Vinson to plead to assault and battery…

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Convicted in absentia

February 27, 2013

An Oconee jury convicted a 40-year old Salem man today on the charge of distribution of methamphetamine third offense. Because Kenneth Wayne Whitworth did not attend the trial, the sentence written down by Judge Alex Macaulay will remain sealed until Whitworth is located and read the sentence. Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons, whose prosecution won the…

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Low tax rate when compared

February 27, 2013

‘Tis the season in Oconee for governments to write budgets for next year. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, calls attention today to a ranking that shows of the state’s 46 counties, Oconee taxes seventh lowest in the state. On his blog, Lucas displays a ranking of figures provided to his office by Oconee…

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Jury deliberates

February 27, 2013

This just in from Oconee General Sessions: A jury is deliberating the case of S.C. v. Kenneth Wayne Whitworth, charged with distribution of methamphetamine third offense. When trial began yesterday, defendant Whitworth was absent. But his attorney, assistant public defender Danny Day, asked the jury to not hold his client’s absence against him. For the…

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Calling it a career!

February 27, 2013

A long-time Westminster Library worker is calling it a career. Refreshments will be served at a party at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Westminster Library for Margaret McCall, who is retiring. It’s an opportunity for fellow library workers and library patrons to wish McCall well.

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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